AJ Mendez Brooks who is popular by her ring name AJ Lee is a former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) wrestler. During her career with WWE, she became the first athlete to grab WWE Divas Championship. Nowadays, she is active as New York Times Best Selling author and is known for her strong presence over social networking sites becoming an internet sensation. According to AJ Lee bio, she was born on March 19, 1987, which makes her age be 31 years old as of now. She is also popular for being married to Phil Brooks who is well known by his ring name i.e. CM Punk on June 13, 2014. AJ has an impressive number of fans and followers who are eager to explore AJ Lee family details including her father, mother, husband, siblings, children and so on. We have mentioned AJ’s wiki in detail below:
Early Life and Education
AJ was born as April Jeanette Mendez in 1987 in Union City, New Jersey, the United States of America. Her childhood life was not easy and comfortable as AJ Lee’s family struggled hard against the poor financial condition, mental illness and the most dangerous one, drug addiction. The condition was too worst that they used to migrate frequently and sometimes lived in motels as well or even in the car because of not having money to pay the rent. Her elder sister name is Erica. Mendez.
AJ Lee Father
AJ Lee father name is Robert Mendez. By profession, he used to be an automotive engineer. However, he seems to fail in taking his professional life perfectly because of various family problems and other issues.
AJ Lee Mother
AJ Lee mother name is Janet Acevedo. She used to be a homemaker and later switched her career as a home health aide. The family issues made AJ Lee parents unable to give the best comfort to their children. AJ’s mother Janet Acevedo was diagnosed with bipolar disorder which was later seen in AJ too when she was in her early twenties.
April’s parents are from the Puerto Rican descent. She is blessed with other two siblings who are elder to them. Despite being the younger daughter, she has to work hard for supporting her family financially.
It is said that AJ’s elder brother named Robert Mendez was deeply interested in WWE and being inspired by her brother she desired to become a professional wrestler. By the time, AJ was twelve years old, she became highly influenced by the female wrestlers. Her favorite wrestler is said to be Amy Dumas (born on April 14, 1975) who is popular by her ring name Lita.
Despite all these hard moments, April completed her graduation from the Memorial High School in 2005. For pursuing higher education, she went to attend New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where her major subjects were film and television production. However, her family financial constraints made her drop the University after being enrolled for six months.
After that, April started focusing on the wrestling world and used to take training for it as well. Her brother later joined the U.S. Army. You might not know a fact that April was earlier diagnosed with depression. She suffered from consuming more doses of antidepressants and painkillers. This situation even made her attempt suicide. However, she decided to stay strong and utilizes the bad condition of her life to develop bravery inside her. AJ gives credit to that worst condition behind her successful professional achievements.
Career and Professional Life
At the age of twenty, AJ Lee attended a wrestling school and was under the training of Jay Lethal. The wrestling school was near to her home which made her easy to take the class. After that, she started wrestling under the ring name Miss April at the New Jersey independent circuit. Slowly, she started acquiring success on her path and later in October 2008, she became the part of Women Superstars Uncensored (WSU) which is said to be New Jersey-based promotion.
Being Miss April, she obtained some victory and later became a tag team member with Brooke Carter. The tag team won WSU Tag Team Championship during the early 2009. She also made National Wrestling Superstars King and Queen of the Ring in her name. Soon, she was the attraction point for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and quit the WSU by relinquishing her championship.
Career in WWE
Miss April debuted as April Lee in the WWE for the first time and later changed her ring name to AJ Lee. She conquered Serena Mancini in the early 2010 and obtained the title of Queen of FCW. Her character started becoming a heel by being engaged in feud Naomi Knight. She lost FCW title in November as she lost the match against Rosa Mendes. She won the FCW Divas Championship after defeating Naomi which she held until April 2011. She lost the championship to Aksana.
In September 2010, AJ appeared in the NXT on its third season show. Her relationship with Primo was one of the topics for gossips during the season. She made a friendship with Kaitlyn who is her fellow competitor.
On April 22, 2013, Aj turned out to be the number one contender as she got victory over battle royal for WWE Divas Championship which was carried by Kaitlyn.
During AJ’s 2017’s memoir, she stated that she has suffered from a permanent damage to her cervical spine. This serious health issue compelled AJ to take retirement from her professional wrestling career. However, she is satisfied as she has achieved all the goals and aims that she has wished to achieve.
After retirement from professional wrestling zone, April Jeanette Mendez switched her career as an author. Her 2017’s memoir entitled “Is My Superpower” turned out to be the New York Times Best Seller which has made her popular as a writer as well.
Moving to her personal life, AJ is married to Phil Brooks who is also a professional wrestler popular by the ring name CM Punk. The couple celebrated their wedding ceremony on June 13, 2014. Wondering who is AJ Lee’s son or daughter or how many children has she given birth? Well, AJ Lee possibly has no any son or daughter as she hasn’t become pregnant yet.
Talking about her past relationship, AJ has dated Jay Lethal (born on April 29, 1985) who used to be her trainer. Her story with Dolph Ziggler (born on July 27, 1980) was also the talk of the town once.
On-screen romance with Daniel Bryan
AJ Lee and Daniel Bryan (born on (born May 22, 1981) AKA Bryan Lloyd Danielson appeared to be the part of on-screen romance on WWE. AJ openly stated and presented her feelings and love for Bryans. As a part of the storyline, April was carried off on a stretcher as she was accidentally struck by Paul Donald Wight II who is popular by the ring name Big Show. She returned back to the ring and saved Bryan from Big Show’s attack. Bryan appeared being abusive towards AJ but she was still on his side.
Bryan and AJ shared a kiss together on April 1 which made Bryan surprised by Sheamus. That time, Bryan lost the match in 18 seconds and he blamed AJ for this loss. This loss ended their relationship as Bryan lost his World Heavyweight Championship and was completely disappointed from AJ. The storyline presented her in the character of “mentally unstable” as she attacked Kaitlyn and Nataliya who were trying to comfort AJ for her relationship issues.
April Jeanette Mendez has a maintained physique as she regularly practices her planned workout activities and follows a strict diet plan as other wrestlers do. Her height is 5 feet and 2 inches (157 cm) and has a weight of 115lbs or 52kg. Her hair color is dark brown and eye color is light brown which suits her athletic build body structure.
One of her distinctive body features is that she has put a tattoo on her neck’s back. The beautiful former WWE wrestler AJ Lee has an amazing body measurement of 35-24-34 inches which is equal to 89-61-87 cm. The WWE Diva of the Year 2012 needs the dress size of 4 as per the United States measurement. Her shoe size is 6.5 as per U.S. or 36 as per EU measurement.
Salary and Net worth
From her successful WWE wrestling career, AJ Lee has garnered a net worth of 4 million USD. Not only being a wrestler, she has earned an impressive salary as the youngest General Manager in the history of WWE. She also earns money from her writing career as her 2017’s memoir become the New York Times Best Seller. She has also amassed money from brand endorsement activities which include the commercials of WWE Shop, Bleacher Creature, and so on. Her husband ‘s net worth is estimated to be 8 million USD as per some online sources.
Wiki and Facts
The youngest General Manager in the WWE history, AJ Lee’s bio is available on several wiki sites including Wikipedia as well. Some of her interesting finishing moves while wrestling includes Octopus hold, Shining Wizard and even Shiranui. AJ’s signature moves are Front dropkick, Diving crossbody, Hurricanrana, Guillotine choke with body scissors, Spin kick, Multiple swinging neck breaker, Tilt-a-whirl head scissors takedown, Sleeper hold with body scissors and much more. Her fans and well-wishers are seriously missing her and wishing if AJ could be back to the ring.
Talking about her social media account, AJ Lee’s Facebook profile can be reached @WWETeamAJLee whereas her Twitter profile is reachable @TheAJMendez. A’s Instagram profile is available @the.ajlee. She has retained more than 3 million, 93.8 thousand, 5.21 million followers on her Facebook, Instagram and Twitter profile respectively. Her fans can also visit her website www.theajmendez.com.
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