Former WWE Star AJ Lee Reiterates That She’s Retired From Wrestling


A.J. Mendez (generally known as A.J. Lee in WWE) has spent a few of this week exhibiting off her new physique on Instagram, speaking about her newfound health routine, and taking weight loss program tradition to job. However if you happen to’re considering which means she’s about to step again inside a wrestling ring, suppose once more. Sharing a number of extra pictures from a current shoot Thursday, Mendez merely captioned the put up with “retired athlete.”

Mendez, who has been married to AEW’s CM Punk since 2014, final wrestled in March 2015, teaming with Paige (AEW’s Saraya) and Naomi (Influence’s Trinity Fatu) to defeat Natalya and The Bella Twins (Brie and Nikki Garcia). Because it occurs, of the celebs concerned in her final WWE match, solely Natalya stays with the corporate in the present day.

Throughout her six years with WWE, together with her two years in developmental between Florida Championship Wrestling and “NXT,” Mendez turned a three-time FCW Divas Champion in addition to a three-time Divas Champion on the principle roster. She retired in April 2015, ultimately citing everlasting injury to her cervical backbone. Within the years since Mendez has written a e book titled “Loopy Is My Superpower,” which finally turned a New York¬†Occasions bestseller. She additionally started working with Girls of Wrestling in 2021, each as an govt producer and colour commentator.

And whereas she’s probably teased a return with the previous adage of “By no means say by no means” again in 2019, she appeared to throw chilly water on that concept completely in 2022 when discussing her late-career harm, saying, “I’ll preserve it feeling nice by not wrestling.


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