Winning the Divas Championship at Payback 2013, fulfilling a lifetime goal. That wasn't all though. Her victory came in a match against her (kayfabe former, real life current) best friend Kaitlyn, and in one of the best-received Divas matches in years, receiving 3 stars from Dave Meltzer.
TLC 2012: Had enough of John Cena's thoughtless toying with her affections and throws him off a ladder, leading Dolph Ziggler to win the match and retain his MITB (Money in the Bank) briefcase for the World Heavyweight Championship. The pop from the crowd when she turned on Cena was deafening.
AJ: “Do you want to know what I see when I look in that ring? Honestly? A bunch of cheap, interchangeable, expendable, useless women. Women who have turned to reality television, because they just weren’t gifted enough to be actresses. And they just weren’t talented enough to be champion. I have done more in one year than all of you have done in your entire collective careers. I have saved your divas division, I have shattered glass ceilings, I have broken down doors. Why? So a bunch of ungrateful, stiff plastic mannequins can waltz on through without even as much as a ‘Thank You’?! You guys can’t even go backstage, and shake my hand and look me in the eye because you know that I worked my entire life to get here. I gave my life to this, and you were just handed fifteen minutes of fame. I didn’t get here because I was cute, or because I came from some famous wrestling family, or because I sucked up to the right people. I got here because I am good. I earned this championship. No matter how many red carpets you guys want to walk, in your four-thousand dollar ridiculous heels, you will never be able to lace up my Chuck Taylor's. You are all worthless excuses for women, and you will never be able to touch me. And that is reality.”
On the September 9, 2013 edition of WWE Raw, while doing guest commentary, she runs circles around Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and JBL, but no one got it worse than Lawler:
AJ: I'm too old for you, Jerry; I'm 26.
That was not only a reference to Jerry being a Dirty Old Man and wanting women younger than him (as of September 11, 2013, Lawler's 63 years old, so he has leeway there), but also him being accused in the past of being with barely-legal girls. It also contains a touch of Self-Deprecation, since based on one of the examples on her Funny moments section, she knows she could be mistaken for younger because of her appearance—and takes it all in stride.
Even better - Jerry just resorted to acting like a petulant child because he couldn't come up with a decent retort.