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AJ Lee

Real name: April Jeanette Mendez
Height: 5’2″
Weight: 107 lbs.
Date of birth: March 19, 1987
Hometown: Union City, NJ
Pro debut: September 29, 2007
Trained by: Jay Lethal
Finishing move: Shining Wizard


– In September 2007, Mendez debuted on the Northeastern indy circuit
– In late 2007, Mendez began competing for WSU as ‘Miss April’
– On February 7, 2009, The AC Express (Miss April & Brooke Carter) defeated The Beatdown Betties (Roxie Cotton & Annie Social) to win the WSU Tag Team Titles
– On March 7, 2009, The AC Express defeated The Beatdown Betties (Rick Cataldo & Roxie Cotton) to retain the WSU Tag Team Titles
– On April 11, 2009, April & Jay Lethal defeated Damien Demento & Jana to win the WSU King & Queen of the Ring Tournament
– In May 2009, Mendez signed a WWE development deal and was assigned to FCW, adopting the persona of ‘AJ Lee’
– On July 30, 2009, AJ, Angela Fong & Tiffany defeated Alicia Fox, Rosa Mendes & Serena Deeb (AJ’s FCW debut)
– On February 4, 2010, AJ defeated Serena to win the Queen of FCW Title
– On February 25, 2010, AJ defeated Naomi Night to retain the Queen of FCW Title
– On August 12, 2010, AJ fought Naomi Night to a double countout in a Champion vs Champion Match. As a result, both women retained their respective titles
– On August 31, 2010, AJ Lee was announced as a competitor on NXT Season 3, with Primo as her pro. She started competing as ‘AJ’ during this run
– On September 7, 2010, AJ & Primo defeated Aksana & Goldust (AJ’s NXT debut)
– On November 23, 2010, AJ was eliminated from NXT Season 3, placing third in the competition
– On December 16, 2010, AJ defeated Naomi Night to win the FCW Divas Title, thus becoming the first to hold both FCW Women’s Titles
– On February 3, 2011, AJ defeated Naomi to retain the FCW Divas Title
– On May 24, 2011, AJ made her Smackdown debut, competing alongside Kaitlyn in a losing effort to Alicia Fox & Tamina
– On June 7, 2011, AJ defeated Tamina
– In November 2011, AJ began a romance storyline with Daniel Bryan
– On January 13, 2012, Daniel Bryan fought The Big Show to a no contest after Show accidentally ran into AJ, causing her (kayfabe) serious injury
– On February 3, 2012, AJ returned to Smackdown, protecting Bryan from Show
– On March 13, 2012, AJ defeated Brie Bella to earn her first WWE Divas Title shot
– During the Summer of 2012, Vince McMahon named AJ the new Raw general manager
– At Payback ’13 in Chicago, IL, AJ defeated Kaitlyn to win the WWE divas title

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