Trivia / AJ Lee

  • Actor Allusion: Her part in Madden: The Movie involves her pulling a Face–Heel Turn, leaving her boyfriend for his evil rival, which hearkens back to 2012.
  • Executive Meddling: Kaitlyn claimed in her shoot interview that AJ wasn't allowed to wear Chuck Taylors on NXT at first - and that they were forced to wear colourful and sparkly dresses every week.
  • One of Us:
    • Apart from initially being billed as a "Geek Goddess" that loved video games and comic books when she was on NXT, she's established her nerd cred by once dressing up as Kitana for a Diva's Halloween Battle Royale and attempted an Upraise (Kitana's hold in place move... it didn't work). Not only that, but the WWE Superstars have a video game tournament before every WrestleMania competing in the latest iteration of the company's video game series. AJ won the most recent one.
      • Video Game Championship Wrestling: Female Division referenced the Mortal Kosplay by having WWE '13!AJ Lee fight against Kitana in one of their "VGCW vs. WWE" matches in which AJ won after a restart due to the initial Hell in a Cell match glitching out. Then later on, Kitana cosplayed as AJ in their Halloween Episode. Even better, after said episode, she kept AJ's influence as part of her gimmick!
    • You should check out her twitter. It's full of witty gems such as these:
    On an unrelated note, I am deliriously tired and have spent my morning Googling animal pictures.
    Every time I eat chips whilst standing in between an open fridge door, my dog looks at me with eyes that scream "This is why you're single."
  • Playing Against Type: Was exclusively a face on the indies. She's found most of her success in FCW and WWE as a heel.
  • Promoted Fangirl: There's even video footage of her waiting in line for tickets to WrestleMania XX and of her meeting Lita. Taken even further when she became the new Raw GM and then the longest-running Divas Champion in history (until Nikki Bella surpassed her).
  • Reality Subtext: April Brooks legitimately has Bipolar Disorder, as she revealed in 2017, so her character's issues and habit of assaulting everyone who called her crazy may have come from experience.
  • Romance on the Set: She's married to CM Punk; before Punk, she was dating Jay Lethal when she was in the indies. Considering Punk's reputation, they must really be in love.
  • Star-Making Role: Most likely her managing of Daniel Bryan during his World Heavyweight Championship reign in 2012.
  • Ur-Example: The first Diva to have held both titles in FCW - Queen of FCW (defeating Serena) and the FCW Divas' Championship (defeating Naomi). Additionally she's the first Diva to win the Diva of the Year Slammy Award twice in a row.