Chad Dukes sat down with WWE Diva, AJ Lee today at WrestleMania 29 Axxess. AJ talks about what its like to be back home, her career over the last year, and talks about what its like to work with the big boys. The WWE has a star on their hands and she truly shines in this interview.
AJ Lee is originally from Union City, New Jersey, which is not too far for the site of this year’s WrestleMania in Metlife Stadium. Chad and AJ kick off the interview talking about what is like for AJ to come back home and be around her family.
Its so amazing and so bizarre to think over a decade I go I said I was going to be here, and I am.
Chad then transitioned the conversation over to talking about where AJ Lee has gone as a character in one short year. If you will remember, she spent time in love with the likes of Kane, Daniel Bryan, John Cena, and CM Punk. Not to mention, she almost got married and then swerved her way into being the new Raw GM. When asked about how she has felt about the transformation, AJ had this to say:
You could’ve maybe stretched everything I’ve had the amazing opportunity to do over like 3 or 4 years, and not everyone, let alone a female, is that lucky to kind of, one door closes and another one opens and it has an amazing roller coaster and I’ve been so insanely grateful…
While AJ has been tied to some of the greats of the current roster as their manager, she was once, and still is, a great wrestler. While she has been in the ring a bit of late, we have her seen her less and less. AJ responds to whether we see her wrestle more with this:
My first love is wrestling, but I think there was a point in my career I was very naive and was like, ‘Oh all I do is wrestle’ and didn’t realize the value in every other aspect, and I didn’t think it was possible to be a tiny, tiny woman and open and close Raw. And I have to appreciate that…and there will be time for the wrestling, I hope.
Chad then points out that AJ has a very avid following that no matter what role she is playing, she gets a response from the crowd. AJ credits her time in NXT for exposure to a very loyal niche of the wrestling crowd that helped boost her popularity when she came up to the main wrestling. She goes as far to say:
I honestly think so much of my career is due to having people on my side and having my back before I was anything.
Its no secret that AJ has been around a lot of characters. AJ notes the most unique aspect of is watching her own character evolve around the guys she is with.
I was a little more sane with Cena and now I just get to let my freak fly fly with Dolph Ziggler
While she will escort Big E and Dolph to the ring for their title match, she has no program set up. When asked if we’ll get to see her, AJ is just as much in the dark as we are:
I honestly, 100%, do not know.
A huge thank you to AJ for joining CDW at WWE Fan Axxess at WrestleMania 29!
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