Pint-sized WWE Diva, AJ Lee, hangs up her wrestling boots

AJ Lee at WrestleMania 31 (Photo: WWE)
AJ Lee at WrestleMania 31 (Photo: WWE)

Yesterday, WWE broke the news that AJ Lee has decided to retire from in-ring competition. The pint-sized, polarising Diva holds the record for being the longest reigning Divas Champion in history – holding the title for a record 295 days. 

WWE wished her all the best and so do I. She signed off on Twitter saying: “Break the rules. Be a fighter. Any dream is possible if you are brave enough to do it YOUR way. Thank you all.”

This news follows her win at WrestleMania 31, which saw Nikki tap out to AJ Lee’s Black Widow submission hold and a win for AJ and her tag team partner, Paige. I suspect Paige knew about AJ’s impending departure as the hug they shared on the grandest stage of them all looked a little emotional.

There was speculation that AJ Lee, who is married to CM Punk, might be leaving the WWE last year but when she returned I’d guessed it was just a rumour. This time it’s true however there are now unconfirmed rumors that she may be pregnant. Following her announcement CM Punk tweeted “#ThankYouAJ“.

I must admit, WWE’s choice to say she has retired from “in-ring” action has left me hoping she may make a return appearance somewhere down the line. Only time will tell.

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