AJ Lee was one of the best professional wrestlers of America. She is most famously known for her high-level performance that started in 2009. AJ has retired from professional wrestling, but still she is known for her talent and skills among the wrestling community and fans. Her brother Robert instilled the passion for wrestling in AJ Lee’s heart. Her love for wrestling turned into her passion and she pursued wrestling as her career. She decided to become a wrestler when she was just 12. She enrolled into a wrestling school to learn skills. She was known by her ring name Miss April. Later on, she changed her name to AJ Lee. She held the Divas championship for more than 406 days. Wrestling brought limelight for AJ. But she also became famous for her romantic storyline with fellow wrestlers. In 2015, AJ retired from wrestling and wrote many books. Some of the famous books by AJ include Breaking hearts, Crazy is my superpower, and breaking the rules.
Early career of AJ Lee
AJ was born in New Jersey on 19th March, 1987. Her mother was a homemaker and her father was an engineer. AJ had two elder siblings named Erica and Robert. Describing her childhood, AJ says that they struggled with poverty, drug addiction, and mental illness. The family had to shift to different apartments frequently due to lack of finances. Sometimes they lived in motels or in their car as they could not afford rent. Her brother Robert instilled the love for wrestling in AJ. At a tender age of 12, AJ took the decision to pursue wrestling as a career.
Academic details of AJ Lee
AJ completed her high school from Memorial High School in 2005. After completing her high school education, she enrolled in Tisch school of arts to study film and TV productions. But, she dropped out of the course within 6-months. She took different part-time jobs to support her family. In 2007, she enrolled into a wrestling school. She trained under Jay Lethal. In 2007, September AJ made an official entry in the ring under the name Miss April. Her debut was on the New Jersey Independent circuit.
Personal details of AJ Lee
Real name: April Jeanette Mendez
Celebrity name: AJ Lee
Place of birth: Union City, New Jersey, United States
Current City: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Birthday: 19th March, 1987
Profession: Author and former professional wrestler
Ethnicity: Puerto Rican ethnicity
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Net Worth: $4 million
Family details of AJ Lee
Mother’s Name: Janet Acevedo
Father’s Name: Robert Mendez
Number of Siblings: 2
Children: 1 (Fredricka Moon Bennett)
Spouse Name: CM Punk
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Body measurements of AJ Lee
Body Physique: Athletic
Height in Feet: 5 feet 2 inches
Height in Metres: 1.57 m
Weight in Kg: 52 kg
Weight in Pound: 115 lbs
Body Measurements: 35-24-34
Bra Size: 32C
Waist Size: 24 inches
Hip Size: 34 inches/88 cm
Shoe Size (US): 6
Dress Size (US): 4
Relationship Details of AJ Lee
Over the years, AJ has been in many relationships. In 2011, she was in a romantic relationship with the then Heavyweight Championship holder, Daniel Bryan. Their relationship was broken when Bryan blamed her for the loss of his title as he was distracted by her. After being heart broken by the breakup, AJ turned to Bryan’s rival CM punk. Bryan got back to AJ and even proposed to marry her. While they were going to exchange vows, AJ left Bryan at the altar and went ahead to take a job as a Raw General manager. After that she got in a relationship with John Cena and then Dolph Ziggler. Both of these relationships ended within months. After a series of on and off relationships, AJ married CM Punk in June 2014. They have a child together.
Net worth of AJ Lee
AJ is one of the most successful American wrestlers. She is famous for her attractive career in WWE. After retiring from the professional career in wrestling, AJ wrote a book named “Crazy is my superpower.” This book became a bestseller for AJ. Currently, AJ has a net worth of $4 million. She has acquired this network by winning many championships in WWE and wrestling.
Career details of AJ Lee
Since her childhood days, AJ Lee was highly interested in wrestling. Her brother further persuaded her to follow her passion. AJ’s career in wrestling began in 2007 and it lasted till 2015. She started her wrestling at the New Jersey circuit. Her career got wings when she had a contract with WWE starting in 2009. After some time, AJ also won the Queen of Florida championship. She participated in a number of matches like the Raw, SmackDown, and Wrestle mania. AJ won her first ever championship in 2013. Her reign ended on a tragic note when she lost an important match after challenging Paige. This match ended her record-breaking reign of 295 days. In 2015, AJ allied with Paige to fight against Bella Twins. They finally emerged victorious against the Bella Twins. This became the last match for AJ’s career. She announced her retirement on 3rd April, 2015. The major highlight of AJ’s career has been the Divas Championship holder for 295 days and thereafter holding the title for 406 days.
Unknown facts about AJ Lee
AJ had a very troubled childhood. In an incident, she had to stab a person who invaded her home. Her career in wrestling was also filled with multiple problems. She suffered multiple injuries and concussions. She even faced a cervical spine injury. On many occasions, she found herself in trouble with WWE talent. She often complained to management about her behaviour with wrestlers like Paige, Charlotte, and Bayley. AJ has a tally mark on her neck. The tattoo represents the date of her first Divas Championship. She won the championship on 16th June, 2013. Currently, AJ is busy writing books that can motivate other women.