WWE announced minutes ago, via WWE dot com and Twitter, that three-time Divas Champion AJ Lee has retired from in-ring competition and is parting ways with the company.
BREAKING: AJ Lee (April Mendez) has decided to retire from in-ring competition with WWE. We wish AJ the very best.
— WWE (@WWE) April 3, 2015
AJ most recently held the Divas title in late 2014, losing the strap to Nikki Bella at Survivor Series. She soon after disappeared from TV for a few months, resurfacing just weeks before Wrestlemania to forman alliance with Paige. Her last WWE bout was on the Raw after Wrestlemania, in which she teamed with Paige and Naomi to defeat the Bellas and Natayla. While AJ forced the Divas Champ to tap-out at Wrestlemania, it was Naomi who scored the fall on Monday.
Of course, AJ is the wife of soon-to-be cage-fighter CM Punk, who parted ways with the WWE in early 2014 in less-than-amicable fashion.
We’ll have more as details become available.