AJ Lee Explains Why She Will Never Appear On “Total Divas”

AJ Lee

Ahead of her match against Paige at the Hell in a Cell this Sunday, Divas Champion AJ Lee appeared as a guest this week on Turnbuckle Weekly with Chuck Carroll. During the show, Lee was asked about whether she would ever consider joining the cast of Total Divas and she was adamant that would never happen.

“It’s been well documented for the second season they tried to get me on board. I’m not interested in being famous. I’m interested in doing my job and doing it well and that’s wrestling and that’s what I love,” AJ said. “I could do it, but I wouldn’t do it. I’m just happy being who I am on TV two days a week and on live events and then going into my private life, and into my little hole in the middle of nowhere and having no one talk to me about my private life.”

She also said she was happy that Paige would be joining the cast next season.

They spoke a lot about her in-ring chemistry with Paige as well as their friendship outside of WWE.

She asked whether there was any animosity toward Paige from veterans after she won the Divas title in her debut. She said no, because her debut was perfectly timed because the AJ character had been talking crap for about a year and just defeated every Diva on the roster a night earlier in the inaugural Vickie Guerrero Battle Royal. So, new blood was definitely needed.

We needed something to give the division a kick in the butt and Paige is perfect for that,” she said.

Here are more highlights from the interview:

Whether she knew she would win Diva’s Title after taking two months off from WWE:

I certainly didn’t know. That was a pleasant surprise. That’s the thing, every time I’ve put the title on the line against Paige she’s won it. So, I’m slightly nervous going into Sunday.

Teasing a same-sex crush between she and Paige:

“Well, we are a PG program. But I think that’s the fun part. The thing is everyone said my character is unpredictable and you didn’t know where it was going. And then to have somebody that does the same thing, that’s also kind of kooky and crazy and you didn’t know what we were going to do for a while.”

AJ also discussed her in-ring chemistry with Paige, more on why she just said no to Total Divas, who she wants to be in the WWE Hall of Fame, whether she considers herself Hall of Fame worthy and more. To listen to the interview, click here. The Turnbuckle Weekly with Chuck Carroll is available online at CBS TV and radio station websites in 26 markets, including Washington, D.C.