|Birth name||April Jeanette Mendez|
|Born||March 19, 1987|
Union City, New Jersey, U.S.
|Lives in||Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
CM Punk (m. 2014)
|Professional wrestling career|
|Billed height||5 ft 2 in|
|Billed from||Union City, New Jersey|
|Retired||April 3, 2015|
April Jeanette "AJ" Brooks (born Mendez, March 19, 1987) is an American retired professional wrestler. She is best known for her time in WWE under the ring name AJ Lee. She competed on the third season of NXT but finished fourth overall. Even though she did not win NXT she was still given a contract with the WWE and debuted in her first match for the SmackDown brand on May 27, 2011 edition where she teamed with Kaitlyn in a losing effort against Alicia Fox and Tamina.
AJ Lee held the Divas Championship 3 times in the WWE, successfully retaining her title at WrestleMania XXX. the night after on 'Raw' she was defeated and lost her title to NXT Woman's Champion, Paige. On the June 30, 2014 episode of Raw, Lee returned to the WWE. She challenged Paige for the Divas Championship and won her second championship.
On April 3, 2015, it was announced that AJ decided to retire from the company. 
Championships and accomplishments[change | change source]
- Florida Championship Wrestling
- FCW Divas Championship (1 time)
- Queen of FCW (1 time)
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- PWI ranked her #43 of the top 50 female singles wrestlers in the PWI Female 50 in 2013
- Women Superstars Uncensored
- WSU Tag Team Championship (1 time) — with Brooke Carter
- WSU/NWS King and Queen of the Ring (2004) — with Jay Lethal
- Wrestling Observer Newsletter
References[change | change source]
- "AJ bio". Florida Championship Wrestling. Archived from the original on February 24, 2011. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
- "AJ Lee bio". WWE. Archived from the original on April 6, 2015. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
- Wortman, James (May 15, 2013). "The spider's bite: AJ Lee on her excruciating 'Black Widow' submission move". WWE. Archived from the original on March 7, 2016. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
- Sports biography of AJ Lee, on the website www.cagematch.net.
- "AJ Lee def. Paige to become the new Divas Champion". WWE. Retrieved 2014-07-01.
- "AJ Lee retires from WWE". WWE. 2015-04-03. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to AJ Lee.|
- AJ Lee's profile on WWE.com