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AJ Lee (left) and Kaitlyn (right)
The Chickbusters were a professional wrestling women's tag team consisting of A.J. Lee and Kaitlyn in WWE.

The duo were previously contestants on the all-women/third season of WWE NXT (September 7, 2010 - November 30, 2010), AJ coming in third and Kaitlyn winning the competition. At the start of the season they were initially at odds but after Kaitlyn's Heel–Face Turn, their Real Life friendship started to show on-screen. When AJ joined the main roster on May 27, 2011, the two of them were paired to become an official tag team that same day. They officially broke up on May 13, 2012, with the break-up having to do with Daniel Bryan's ended his romance with AJ, and how it ended, and Bryan considering "other" options (see Hope Spot below).

Kaitlyn was the first of the two to become WWE Divas Champion on the 20 year anniversary of Raw on January 14 2013, when she beat Eve Torres for the title. She would later drop the title to her former partner on June 16th of that year.

Tropes associated with the Chick Busters include:

  • Aborted Arc:
    • Kaitlyn's little romance with Dolph Ziggler got dropped when she was moved to the main roster. Both did team up at Summerslam 2013, but it was out of them having common enemies in AJ and Big E. Langston.
    • Kaitlyn's heel turn after Vince wasn't happy with the segment and ended up scrapping the storyline altogether.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys:
    • Both to heel Dolph Ziggler. Primo was technically a heel as well to AJ.
  • Amazonian Beauty: Kaitlyn. Before joining the WWE, she was a fitness model.
  • Arch-Enemy:
    • The Divas of Doom, Maxine and Vickie Guerrero for both of them. Eve for Kaitlyn.
    • And now each one for the other. They've gotten in more vicious backstage brawls in the last year than all of the other Divas on the roster put together.
  • Badass Adorable
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: AJ during her run as Raw GM.
  • Break the Cutie:
  • Butt-Monkey: Both of them were mostly used to make Beth Phoenix and Natalya look strong.
  • Catfight: With each other on the second episode of NXT, Kaitlyn with Vickie Guerrero nearly every other episode. And with each other once they started feuding with each other.
  • Canon Name: AJ was for a long time only referred to by her first name on WWE TV but fans stilled call her AJ Lee, which she used in FCW. She was then finally referred to as AJ Lee during her wedding to Daniel Bryan. And it stuck in-universe after she became the RAW GM. (Which was at the wedding.)
  • Characterization Marches On: The "Geek Goddess"/Girl Next Door parts of her personality have been all but forgotten in favor of her somewhat needy Yandere tendencies as of late. Unless you follow her on Twitter, in which it's more of Geek than Yandere.
  • Cool Big Sister/Cool Teacher: Natalya was this to them before she turned Heel
  • Cute Bruiser
  • Deadpan Snarker: Kaitlyn flashes this every once in a while.
  • Dem Bones: A.J has them on her ring gear.
  • Demoted to Extra: Played straigh with Kaitlyn at first, as she was hardly seen on Smackdown for a while, and was relegated to WWE NXT, were she actually got mic time, storylines and time to wrestle. Then, all storylines for NXT abruptly ended, and for a weeks before the retooled version of NXT started, they simply had wrestling a la Superstars. She then reappeared on Smackdown, were she became mixed in the Divas title hunt alongside Layla and Eve, before finally becoming the Divas Champion.
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: Kaitlyn who apparently was both Homecoming Queen and Class Clown in the same year.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: From Kaitlyn's Facebook page...
    Kaitlyn: "so now i'm single :("
    Ryse Ouellet (Maryse): ‎-,-' ; my poor Celeste you need to see me ;)
  • Genki Girl: Both of them, but 'especially AJ.
  • Girl Next Door: Defied by Kaitlyn, claiming she lived three doors down and put a firecracker in everyone's mailbox every 4th of July. AJ is suppose to be this as well with a more modern spin (ie "Gasp! She plays video games! She likes comic books!"). Appears again in 2012 where an episode of NXT says that Kaitlyn refers to herself as a girl next door. William Regal on commentary promptly lampshades this with "I wish she lived next door to me!"
  • Heel–Face Turn: Kaitlyn on WWE NXT.
    • Heel–Face Revolving Door: AJ, after being dumped by Daniel Bryan and having a mental breakdown, it was hard pin point her status, as it would seem she would switch in the same scene depending on her mood. After TLC 2012 she'd settled on Heel. This was also the cause of their break up; AJ's constant mood swings and Kaitlyn not knowing how to deal with AJ.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Duh.
  • The Lad-ette: This is their gimmick, Kaitlyn more than AJ.
  • Lovely Angels
  • Love Confession:
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: How Kaitlyn turned on Vickie Guerrero. And why AJ turned on Cena and sided with Ziggler, because in her mind, he'd been toying with her.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: Kaitlyn.
  • Official Couple: AJ and Hornswoggle for a while they where part of NXT. AJ and Daniel Bryan was for a few months on Smackdown, but they broke up after his loss at WrestleMania. Kaitlyn and Derrick Bateman during season 5 of WWE NXT .
  • Older Than They Look: AJ's 24, but owing in no small part due to her petite frame and ...comparative lack of womanly attributes, she tends to look more often than not like a teenager on screen (when she debuted on NXT, her pro Primo first thought she was 16), especially lined up with most of the males. Hell, even Daniel Bryan absolutely dwarfs her, and he's on the small side of the wrestler spectrum. One has to believe that WWE's playing off this a bit. It's worth mentioning that Daniel Bryan's Beard of Evil keeps getting longer and wilder, making his and AJ's relationship resemble a lovestruck schoolgirl that's fallen head over heels for a full-grown lumberjack.
  • Petite Pride: AJ.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Kaitlyn, who is just 5'5" (1.65 meters) tall but very strong.
  • Poke the Poodle: Rosa Mendes and Tamina mocked AJ by giving her a box of cheese, calling her a "mousy loser".
  • Proud to Be a Geek
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: AJ. Seeing her sad is just absolutely painful. AJ's puppy dog eyes have even stopped Kane in his tracks.
  • Ramming Always Works: Kaitlyn uses the Spear as her finisher.
  • Really Gets Around: AJ's kayfabe history is starting to make her look like WWE's resident bicycle. In her short time with WWE, she's been involved in romance arcs or Ship Tease situations with Primo, Cody Rhodes, Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, Kane (these last three all simultaneously at one point), John Cena and Dolph Ziggler.
  • Sanity Slippage: AJ's sanity became a more distant memory with each passing week after Daniel Bryan dumped her. Which lead to the Chick Busters breaking up.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: AJ might claim to not look like a supermodel but she looks damn fine whenever she puts on a dress. Kaitlyn to a much more limited extent (she was presented as a clumsy ditz for the most part compared to the sex appeal or general attractiveness of the rest of the NXT divas). Both of them really regardless of dress.
  • Ship Tease: AJ and her pro Primo and with Daniel Bryan, that later turned into a relationship that went sour later on. Kaitlyn also with Johnny Curtis. Both of them with Cody Rhodes during a kissing contest.
  • Shout-Out: Kaitlyn's ring attire since Survivor Series 2012 is clearly meant to be a nod to Trish Stratus and her ring gear circa 2006.
  • Take That!: AJ to wannabe bitchy heels Rosa and Tamina - "LayCool called, they want their gimmick back"
  • The Bus Came Back: AJ disappeared after NXT was over but resurfaced in May of 2011 as Natalya's new protégée.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Twice in an NXT challenge AJ got picked on by Maxine and Kaitlyn and snapped at both of them. Foreshadowing maybe? After repeatedly getting rejected and kicked by Daniel Bryan over and over...and over, she finally seems to have snapped. Then, cue a couple months later, were she leaves him at the alter.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Thank the lord AJ and Kaitlyn got wins against Maxine and Tamina on NXT to keep them from jobber hell.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: AJ is the tomboy, Kaitlyn is the girly-girl. Which is rather ironic, since AJ has a stereotypical girly-girly appearance (slender and trim) while Kaitlyn is more tomboy in appearance (athletic and strong) and demeanor. However, AJ is so quirky and athletic she's probably the only current diva in WWE that could have Kaitlyn be the girly-girl in such a duo. That is, until Kaitlyn started hanging around with Natalya. The dynamic isn't as dramatic, but it's still there.
  • Unnecessary Roughness: Some of the backstage brawls between Kaitlyn and AJ have been extremely vicious. AJ one threw Kaitlyn headfirst into a stainless steel drinking fountain.
  • We Used to Be Friends: They broke up as tag team after AJ's sanity started slipping. Kaitlyn even stated that was hard being her friend when A.J. was the way she was.
  • Your Princess Is in Another Castle!: