During her short stint with WWE, AJ Lee became one of the most popular WWE Divas of her time, was awarded with three WWE Divas Championship reigns, and is still the second longest reigning Divas Champion of all time.
AJ stood for something much more than she was ever aware of as the outcast of the Divas division. She proved that if you have a dream, regardless of how small you are or how different you are, you can make it if you want it enough.
AJ main evented somany episodes of Raw along with the likes of Daniel Bryan, John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, and CM Punk and it seems she was never fully credited for her pivotal role in these storylines.
AJ took off a lot of time from WWE following her feud with Paige in 2014 but returned to be a part of the Tag Team match against The Bella Twins at WrestleMania 31. While AJ was away she married former WWE Superstar CM Punk and after her win on The Grandest Stage of Them All, she decided to retire from the company for good.
AJ has since become an spokesperson for Paws Chicago by selling merchandise and donating any money raised back to the company to raise awareness for many endangered dogs. She has also began writing her highly anticipated autobiography entitled 'Crazy is My Superpower' which will be released in March next year.
15 80's Chick
AJ is a self confessed nerd. She is a lover of video games and she enjoys anything that is strange and different. In the above photo, she is shown channelling her inner Kelly Kapowski from the '80s TV Show Saved By The Bell, which AJ is obviously a huge fan of. She often used her love of comic books and anything Marvel or DC related during her wrestling career and often allowed them to influence her attire.
14 Hockey Game
AJ Lee and CM Punk are big fans of hockey. In fact they were both spotted together at a hockey game when their relationship was first made public. AJ Lee and CM Punk were part of an on-going feud in WWE for a while, where Punk actually claimed that he could never marry AJ.
13 AJ Outing
AJ Lee was a huge fan favourite during her time with WWE and it was hard for the WWE Universe to accept that AJ had left the company, especially because it was so sudden and because it was actually in the middle of a storyline.
12 Animal Lover
AJ Lee has always talked about her love of animals and even owns her own dog named Larry. Since her departure from WWE, she has supported many causes and even had merchandise made by Beautiful Disaster and donated the profits to Paws Chicago.
11 Do You Even Lift?
There is no doubting the fact that AJ is an incredibly athletic person. She is one of the most toned and shaped Divas in WWE history and is often pictured at the gym with her husband, but it is great to see that she has continued to keep in great shape since she left the company.
10 AJ Lee and CM Punk
They are perhaps the hottest, and still the most relevant, couple to be part of WWE, but AJ Lee and CM Punk have also been very outspoken about wanting their privacy. There are not many photos of the couple that have actually been taken with their knowledge because they are very private people.
9 Couple's Workout
As already stated above, CM Punk and AJ Lee have always been a private couple, but much more so since both stars left WWE. CM Punk did, however, note how much he loves to run in his 'Best in the World' documentary that was released in 2011.
8 Food Junkie
AJ will always be a woman that many women are jealous of. She managed to live the dream her way and never changed to match the product, instead forcing the product to change to match her. She was a little girl with a dream who managed to walk away with her head held high after not only living her dream, but completely excelling.
7 AJ Meets Heidi
AJ has met many different dogs as part of her Animals Avengers mission and has helped to re-home many dogs that maybe wouldn't have found a home if she hadn't decided to put a spotlight on the fantastic work that these dogs homes do.
6 Cute Couple
It was once quoted that if a woman can be herself around the man she loves, then maybe he really is the one. There is no doubting that April can be herself around Phil Brooks and the duo have often been pictured pulling funny faces and being silly around each other in public.
5 Pet Adoption
Since this is the only good picture of AJ with Larry that can actually be found online, then it had to be brought to the public attention. Larry is AJ and CM Punk's beautiful dog, one that lives with them in Chicago and one that gave AJ the motivation to help many other animals as well as her own.
4 AJ The Puppet
Back in September of 2015, AJ Brooks was once again included in the pilot video for Madden 16, this time instead of being shown in a figure hugging outfit, she was turned into a puppet. AJ was known as Triple Agent and was even included in the cast credits for this video.
3 AJ Lee and Kaitlyn
It was one of the most effective partnerships in WWE of the current generation. When AJ Lee and Kaitlyn first met down in NXT, their connection was instant and the duo have been friends ever since.
In WWE land though, the storyline called for AJ to turn on her long time friend and then go after the Divas Championship, which Kaitlyn was holding at the time. The feud saw some of the best promos and in-ring work in Divas history and the duo also had the longest women's match in almost a decade at Payback 2013 when AJ defeated Kaitlyn to win her first ever Championship.
2 Freaks and Geeks Reunited
When Paige made her main roster debut by defeating AJ Lee and ending her Divas Championship reign at a record breaking 295 days, many thought that the duo would go on to have a rivalry much like the one between Trish Stratus and Lita more than ten years earlier.
AJ has been rather quiet since her WWE departure. She still updates her Twitter page, but for someone who is used to being on TV in front of millions every week, it must be hard for the young woman to adapt. Given that her husband is away training for UFC much of the time and AJ is working hard on her autobiography, it must be hard for her to fit a new hobby into her schedule.
AJ has, however, managed to score herself a cameo appearance in Madden's video promo for 'Madden: The Movie.' The promo is a teaser for the video game that was released back in 2015 that was entitled Madden NFL 2015. In the video, AJ plays the kidnapped girlfriend of Dave Franco who incidentally turns on him when he comes to her rescue. The cameo is the first big filming appearance AJ has made since her WWE departure.
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