Since the internet wrestling community is speculating about the backstage heat towards AJ Lee, WWE decided to do a little public relations work. The company decided to thank her by doing a tribute which consists of 100 of the best photos of career with them. They even included a popular hash tag that fans have been using to thank AJ on social media sites. The belief is that there is still some heat towards the former divas champion.
April 16, 2015
Before AJ Lee stunned the professional wrestling world by announcing her early retirement from WWE, there were plans in place for her to turn do a heel turn and challenge Paige, who is still being scheduled to capture the Divas Championship from Nikki Bella at Extreme Rules. The creative department had to quickly find alternative plans. Since they already wrote the story, they simply decided to replace AJ with Naomi.
April 15, 2015
Those that watched his rise through WWE know that AJ Lee played a key part in the story for Daniel Bryan. You would figure that she would be mentioned in an autobiography by the guy. However, Bryan never once mentions her name on any of the pages. That, of course, has added more fuel to the fire on the rumors that there could be backstage heat between AJ and Brie Bella. It would explain her omission from the book.
April 14, 2015
To give you even more of an idea of just how bad things were becoming for her, AJ Lee left WWE despite being in line for a push. She was supposed to have started a feud with Nikki Bella after Wrestlemania, and there was a very good chance that she would have captured the Divas Championship. Management was forced to change plans at the last minute. They pushed Naomi, even though the front office was not fully behind her.
April 13, 2015
WWE issued a poll to their fans to see which NXT diva should be promoted to the main roster now that AJ Lee has decided to retire as an in ring performer. Sasha Banks, Bayley, Alexa Bliss, Becky Lynch and Carmella received a good amount of votes, but the majority of the audience opted to go with Charlotte, who has been waiting in line for quite some time now. The belief is that she will be promoted to the main roster before the year ends.
April 11, 2015
As soon as word spread about her departure from the company, fans started speculating on why AJ Lee walked out of WWE. She has yet to confirm any of the rumors that are floating out there. Reports have now surfaced that the final straw that led to her decision was the fact that the company supported the lawsuit filed against CM Punk by the doctor. She found it difficult to work for a company that is trying to harm her family.
April 9, 2015
Word going around right now is that AJ Lee knew that she was going to be retiring after Wrestlemania but she opted to keep that a secret from the front office. Had she done that, then WWE would more than likely have her lose at the pay per view. The fact that AJ left the company so abruptly is a sign that she has no intentions of ever returning. She knows the business well enough to know that there would be backstage heat towards her.
April 7, 2015
Since she is the hot topic in the industry right now, there are those that have been speculating whether AJ Lee is only retired from WWE or completely done as an in ring performer. Some are thinking that she might end up working on the independent wrestling circuit, in order to satisfy her thirst for performing. However, the belief is that she will be locked out of doing that until her contract officially expires. AJ would probably take the time off regardless.
April 5, 2015
In a very heartwarming message, Mick Foley thanks AJ Lee through social media for her contributions to the professional wrestling industry. He stated that she was a pioneer because she proved to WWE that you do not have to be a cookie cutter diva in order to succeed in the business. The former world heavyweight champion also stated that AJ was the person that paved the way for performers like Paige to get a chance with the company.
April 5, 2015