AJ Lee Told She Wasn’t Attractive Enough By WWE

Posted: 27/02/2017 in Sports, WWE
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AJ Lee has had a busy few months preparing for the release of her first book. Crazy Is My Superpower: How I Triumphed By Breaking Bones, Breaking Hearts, and Breaking The Rules isn’t out until April 4th, but the book has already been reviewed on Amazon.

One review highlights a particularly problematic chapter in which AJ recounts an interaction with a member of WWE brass shortly after making her NXT debut:-

“The important thing is that she never gave up, was determined to become a pro wrestler and over came her size, massive amounts of sexism and misogyny from within the business and the fact a certain Director of Talent Relations (who is never named in the book but I have named their brother in this review.) directly told her that she was considered unf**kable by the fans and higher-ups. Ouch”

The executive in-question isn’t named, but the phrasing (and job title) make it relatively easy to figure-out who AJ is referring too.

A three-time Divas Champion, Lee was immensely popular throughout her WWE run. High-profile storylines with the likes of Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, and John Cena shot her to prominence, but her rise came at a time when WWE was still struggling to promote women’s wrestling as a serious endeavour. She was immensely critical of the company’s attitude towards their females in February 2015, and it played a decisive role in her retirement the following month.

A worrying quote, but not particularly surprising. This is only AJ’s side of the story and should therefore be taken with a grain of salt, but if this review is anything to go by, Crazy Is My Superpower will be a revealing read.

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