AJ in December 2011
|Born||March 19, 1987
Union City, New Jersey
|Lives in||Chicago, Illinois|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Billed height||5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)|
|Billed from||Union City, New Jersey|
|Trained by||Jay Lethal|
|Debut||September 29, 2007|
|Retired||April 3, 2015|
April Jeanette "AJ" Brooks (née Mendez; March 19, 1987) is an American retired professional wrestler. She is currently signed to 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 is the longest reigning Divas Champion 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, known as one of the greatest women to ever grace the ring in her era..
Championships and accomplishments[change | change source]
- Florida Championship Wrestling
- FCW Divas Championship (1 time)
- Queen of FCW (1 time)
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- PWI Woman of the Year (2012, 2013)
- PWI ranked her #9 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 (2009) — with Jay Lethal
- Wrestling Observer Newsletter
References[change | change source]
- "AJ Lee def. Paige to become the new Divas Champion". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/2014-06-30/wwe-raw-results-26444614/page-11. Retrieved 2014-07-01.
- "C.M. Punk wedding note". Chicago Tribune. http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/96-wwe/37493-cm-punk-wedding-note. Retrieved 2014-7-1.
- "AJ Lee retires from WWE". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/2015-04-06/aj-lee-retires-from-wwe-27262204. Retrieved 2014-7-1.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: AJ Lee|
- AJ Lee's profile on WWE.com