AJ Lee‘s 2014 started off great. She came into WrestleMania 30 as the longest-reigning Divas Champion in WWE history and walked out of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome having survived Vickie Guerrero Divas Championship Invitational to retain her title against fourteen other female competitors. The next night on Raw, things went terribly wrong. Continue Reading | Pics Of AJ Lee Showing Off Her Booty | AJ Lee Bikini Pics | AJ Lee Has A Wardrobe Malfunction | Who Has AJ Lee Dated? | AJ Lee’s Marriage To CM Punk | Do CM Punk and Lita Have Heat As A Result Of AJ Lee? | Are There Nude Photos Of AJ Lee? | What Is AJ Lee’s Net Worth? | What Is AJ Lee’s Ethnicity? | What Is AJ Lee’s Weight and Height? | Find AJ Lee Online | AJ Lee’s Early Life | Check Out More AJ Lee Photos | Latest AJ Lee News
What Is AJ Lee’s Net Worth? – In a relatively short period of time, AJ Lee became the most successful and relevant female performer in WWE since the days of Trish Stratus. What is it that made this girl from Union City, New Jersey so compelling? It has to be her lethal combination of acting and wrestling. Her entertaining character resulted in the “Geek Goddess” being slotted into numerous high profile storylines throughout her WWE tenure, notably love triangles with Superstars ranging from CM Punk, John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler and even “The Devil’s Favorite Demon” Kane. When it comes to playing a character in WWE, there just hasn’t been a Diva in the same league as AJ.
In 2013 and 2014, there was more focus on what AJ can do inside the squared circle. She arguably became the finest female performer from an in-ring standpoint and it certainly seemed that way as she held the Divas Championship for 295 days to set a record for reign length of the butterfly emblazoned belt. This dominance of WWE’s female ranks and tremendous merchandise sales made her the top earning Diva in recent years. So what is AJ Lee’s net worth?
On various websites, AJ Lee’s net worth is pegged to be anywhere from a few hundred thousand to a few million. Those figures, however, have never been confirmed. Based on her amazing success in WWE, it would not be surprising if she retired in 2015 with a few million in her bank account.
Did You Know? – Just how old is AJ Lee? While her age is known to a lot of fans, it still has some people curious. The former WWE Diva, whose real name is April Jeanette Mendez-Brooks, is 28-years-old. She was born on March 19, 1987 in Union City, New Jersey . . . . Billed at 5’2″ by WWE, AJ Lee is a bit on the small side. Despite her small height, she captured the Divas Championship a record-tying three times.
AJ Lee, who was born April Jeanette Mendez on March 19, 1987 (as of 2015, she is 28-years-old), experienced a hard-knock childhood growing up in Union City, New Jersey that included eating at food banks and living in cars and motel rooms.
“We never had anybody. We lived in motels, other people’s houses,” Lee said to NorthJersey.com in a 2012 interview promoting WWE’s No Way Out pay-per-view event at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. “It’s so surreal…I could not be more proud, especially to go back there.”
Lee says her brother’s WWE fandom when they were children influenced her to eventually break into the world of professional wrestling. At the age of 12-years-old, Lee told her family that she would pursue a career in the squared circle.
Lee found inspiration in watching the WWE Divas at the time, including Molly Holly, Stephanie McMahon, Trish Stratus and especially Lita, whom Lee met at an autograph signing when she was 13-years-old. Footage of the encounter, which shows Lee being brought to tears by meeting her idol, would surface years later on YouTube – it originally aired on the July 18, 2001 edition of WWF SmackDown!.
After graduating from Memorial High School in 2005, Lee worked multiple jobs in order to save up the money she needed to support her family and enroll in professional wrestling school.
“I had a bunch of part-time jobs. I was a janitor at day care. I was a cashier. And I just did that to support my family, but I wanted a little bit more money because I had to support wrestling school,” Lee told NorthJersey.com. She later became a full-time secretary to pay for her professional wrestling training.
Lee briefly attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in New York City, where she majored in film and television production and writing. Family and financial issues led to her dropping out six months into her college experience.
AJ Lee is married to former WWE Superstar CM Punk. Their relationship became public after the two were filmed together in the front row at a Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game from Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. Punk was acknowledged on television by a WGN announcer.
During filming of WWE’s Tribute to the Troops event on December 11, 2013 in Fort Lewis, Washington, Lee’s relationship with Punk became a story when the WWE Diva confronted NBC Sports personality Michelle Beadle after the 38-year-old had spoken to Punk. Beadle and Punk had been acquainted long before Lee’s relationship with Punk began.
As Beadle wrote on Twitter on December 15, 2013, “I’ve known CM Punk for years. Considered him a friend. When I saw him at the arena, I said ‘hey f&$?face’. The exact same way I talk to everyone. His girlfriend was no where near this. And I kept walking along with my assistant and two members of WWE PR. Next thing I know, I’m being yelled at.”
The person yelling at Beadle was Lee. The NBC presenter continued, “I honestly thought it was a joke. Period. The event went on and it was amazing. So I hope we can move on from this ridiculously lame ‘story.’ As for the crazies, BLOCKED! And Happy freaking Holidays!!!”
Fortunately for Lee, as Punk’s girlfriend, she was not punished for her childish outburst at WWE’s celebrity guest. A well-connected or powerful WWE performer can behave as she or he pleases, within reason.
The couple got married on June 13, 2014, according to a claim that originated that day on Reddit.com and was described by PWInsider.com as a small, private affair.
Rumors of their nuptials originated on social media three days prior when a Twitter user going by the name Courtney Santos said she had processed Punk and AJ’s marriage license. Reddit user MetsFan4Ever, a verified WWE insider who has leaked multiple WWE scripts and broke news of JTG’s release from the company, broke news of the marriage.
“CM Punk who was engaged to AJ Lee were officially married this afternoon,” he wrote. “Punk and AJ loved the idea of having their wedding on Friday the 13th.”
The newly weds spent their honeymoon in Hawaii and were photographed jogging together by paparazzi on June 23, 2014.
AJ Lee‘s 2014 started off great. She came into WrestleMania 30 as the longest-reigning Divas Champion in WWE history and walked out of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome having survived Vickie Guerrero Divas Championship Invitational to retain her title against fourteen other female competitors. The next night on Raw, things went terribly wrong.
When Paige, a Diva who had yet to make her official WWE debut, came out to congratulate the Divas Champion, the ferocious monster that is AJ Lee’s ego bared its fangs. Feeling overconfident about her victory, AJ challenged Paige to a title match on the spot. Paige refused, not feeling ready, but AJ pushed, backing the newcomer into a corner. And that’s when Paige turned around and devoured AJ whole. One pinfall later, AJ’s beloved title was around Paige’s waist and her 295-day reign was done. She managed to recapture the Divas Championship in a rematch on Raw and traded it back and forth with Paige throughout the fall. Unfortunately, The Bella Twins had targeted the title and worked together to take AJ out. Nikki won the gold at Survivor Series and retained it the following month.
Make no mistake, AJ is down, but if you think she’s out, then you haven’t been paying attention. She’s bucked the odds before. Anyone who thinks otherwise is crazier than she is.