Unless you’re living under a rock the weekend, WWE announced that AJ Lee retired. AJ Lee love has showered all over the Internet so I thought about where she ranks among the WWE Divas.
Let’s go thru a quick timeline……
Obviously, most people under the age of 21 don’t remember legends like Fabolous Moolah and Mae Young who are basically always in the top 5 of diva talk. These ladies dominated the golden age of wrestling. Moolah was the face of women’s wrestling for decades.
Then you have Alundra Blayze, the start of the New Generation. Who took on not so great talent (Bull Nakano & Big Bertha) but was super athletic and a very likeable talent.
Then you head into the Attitude Era with Sable, Sunny & Chyna headlining that class with most women being managers and women wrestling almost nonexistent after the infamous Monday Night War moment of Alundra Blayze trashing the WWF Women’s Champion.
With females become more and more involved in the ring. The women’s title came back saw the great rivalry between Trish Stratus & Lita. Taking women’s wrestling to new highs and bringing in the Divas that you see today.
Now you head into the now. The past 5 years, AJ Lee has been all over the divas division and the centerpiece in a lot of rivalries. In her short time, she was multi-time divas champion, Raw GM and valet to multiple World Champions. She took the current divas to another level and stood out with a crazy girl character. She was a fan of the business so she appreciated it more than some who just used it as a small stepping stone.
It’s kinda sad to see the potential long term rivalry that friends AJ Lee & also retired Kaitlyn could’ve been. It could’ve been as big as Trish & Lita.
Of course, we don’t know what lead to AJ Lee’s retirement. Speculation of the fallout between the company and her husband, CM Punk, or her recent neck injury haven’t been proven as the reason for her retirement. We’ll just have to wait for her to say something.
But now back to my ranking, AJ Lee ranks in the top 10 of all time divas. With the ladies that I mentioned earlier in this post and I also include Sensational Sherri, Miss Elizabeth and passing Luna Vachon for the 10th spot.
If AJ Lee decides to come out of retirement, she could’ve definitely move up in my rankings.
Where do you rank AJ Lee on the all time Diva list?