Earlier today, three-time WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee officially retired from WWE. After a very prolific 5 years on camera on WWE television, from NXT gamer-girl contestant to a loved and revered crazy chick holding the WWE Divas Champion, she made an immediate impact to where WWE did just about and everything they could to cash in on the instant popularity of this smart, beautiful and talented women’s wrestler.
Who would have thought this former queen of Florida Championship Wrestling and Jay Lethal-trained prodigy would have made it so far n such a short time. At 28 years old, she leaves at the prime of her career to work on whatever future endeavors she damn well pleases and undoubtedly will live happily ever after with her husband and fellow former WWE superstar CM Punk.
As for the legacy she leaves behind a Divas division in transition. I consider AJ to be one the best women wrestlers WWE has had in the last 15 years, above the likes of Attitude-Era stars Lita, Trish Stratus and Victoria. It’s a very bold and debatable statement I know but for AJ to have been a three-time champion, an on-screen valet and love interest to an authority figure as a RAW General Manager, I think my argument is very much much valid.
With the #GiveDivasAChance campaign picking up steam and a hit cable reality series, the WWE Divas division needs to be infused with someone ready to take over AJ’s spot. A top spot to become occupied by if not Paige, then one of the non-Total Divas. I know of a few NXT Women’s superstars that could work their way up to that spot. Do you hear that Charlotte? Sasha Banks? -KOP