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April Jeanette Brooks is an American professional wrestler working for WWE under the name AJ Lee.

24 Feb, 2015

Unfair wages tweet

In response to a tweet by WWE executive Stephanie McMahon regarding wage equality for women, Lee replies with accusations that the company’s women are treated less fairly than the men.

8 Dec, 2014

Named Diva of the Year

Lee is named the 2014 Diva of the Year on the Dec. 8th special Slammy Awards edition of Monday Night RAW. Lee is named the winner after fan polling on WWE.com

23 Oct, 2014

DC101 interview


Lee talks to DC101 about potential challengers for the WWE Diva’s Championship once her feud with Paige is finished.

 I see so much potential in people who haven’t particularly gotten that opportunity yet, like Emma and Summer and even Lana. I think they are interesting characters and women who have a lot of potential and I would love to something that’s vastly different with one of those girls. Just someone we haven’t seen yet get a chance.

17 Aug, 2014

Paige – Lee Diva’s championship

Wins Sport Event

Paige defeats AJ Lee at Summerslam to capture the WWE diva’s championship. Paige comments.

I’ve been working my whole career to get to this point, it’s been nearly nine years now, and it was just incredible. I couldn’t stop crying, I haven’t stopped talking to my family about it, it’s overwhelming especially getting so much support from the fans and backstage. It’s been magical.

4 Aug, 2014

Summerslam title match added


WWE announces Diva’s Championship match for Summerslam pay-per-view on August 17th. The bout will feature A.J. Lee putting her championship on the line against challenger, Paige.

She’s going to be full of anger and she’s going to be better than ever. The girls so far have given me a great fight. Alicia Fox on Raw the other day really, really stuck it to me! But I still came out victorious. Tamina’s always been very dominating so I’ve really had a good run so far – so I look forward to AJ

15 Jun, 2014

Punk, Lee marry


Punk marries Lee during a private ceremony. The event is attended by close friends and family. The pair met while working for WWE as performers.

6 Apr, 2014

Wrestlemania 30

Wrestlemania 30 is held at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The event is hosted by Hulk Hogan and features Danial Bryan vs Triple H, John Cena vs Bray Wyatt, Brock Lesnar vs The Undertaker (ending Undertaker’s 21 year undefeated streak), AJ Lee vs Naomi and Daniel Bryan vs Batista vs Randy Orton for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

23 Nov, 2010

Eliminated from NXT

Lee is eliminated from the all-female NXT Season 3 competition.

I’ve wanted this my entire life and I have fought to get here. Every step I have taken has been for this moment, to be in this ring, and there is not one thing that is ever going to stop me. So if you think that this is the last time you’ve seen AJ you are sorely mistaken because I will be back and I am going to accomplish all of my dreams.

31 Aug, 2010

Joins NXT


Lee joins the all-female third season of NXT.

I’m representing all the nerds out there. You know, not every girl is into pink and heels, you can be different. I’ve never dreamed of being anything but a Diva. There’s no getting rid of me.

5 May, 2009

Signs WWE contract


Lee signs her first contract with World Wrestling Entertainment after paying $1,500 to participate in a tryout and begins working in the company’s developmental territory, Florida Championship Wrestling.

I began saving my money. I just thought, whether I get signed or not, they just need to see me. Fate must have taken over, because I was so skinny and didn’t know how to do my hair and makeup. I was just a blank canvas, and they took a chance on me.

1 Mar, 2007

Begins wrestling training

Lee drops out of college due to financial issues. She begins working full-time to afford wrestling training and trains under the tutelage of Jay Lethal.

I ran into financial problems and couldn’t afford (school) anymore, so I dropped out. I’ve always wanted to entertain people, and when I was in school I was interested in creative writing, but wrestling was always there. When I ran into financial problems I just figured when life gives you lemons, you have to make lemonade.

19 Mar, 1987

AJ Lee born in Union City, NJ


Lee is born in Union City, NJ as the youngest of three siblings. Lee spends many years in motel rooms with her poor family. Her interest in wrestling develops at a young age due to her brother being a fan of WWE.

I didn’t have the easiest time growing up; it’s no secret. We were just poor.

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