WWE.com Names AJ Lee as a Possible “Face of the WWE”

The argument of who’s worthy to be the “face of the WWE” has so far been limited to Superstars, but one WWE.com list has tossed in a Diva name: AJ Lee.

The Divas Champion is listed among the likes of CM Punk, Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton as those that have an “it factor” that makes them worthy of representing the company.

WWE.com explains their choice in saying:

Yes, she’d be the first, but isn’t it time? The entirety of pop culture is hinged upon the exploits of young, beautiful, unpredictable women. WWE has one who knows how to execute shiranuis and we’re sitting here bickering over which sweaty dude deserves to be on the red carpet.

Fact is, no Diva has commanded attention quite like AJ Lee. T-shirts, watches, iPhone cases, hoodies, even baby bibs — her likeness is on more products than Yogurt from “Spaceballs.” And we’ve barely scratched the surface on her abilities as a sports-entertainer. Those Shining Wizards, that Black Widow … she’s like The Great Muta if The Great Muta looked awesome in a pair of cutoffs.

Then she comes out on Raw on Aug. 27, 2013, and cuts the greatest tirade ever delivered by a woman in WWE with the “pipe bombshell” she dropped on the cast of “Total Divas.” You mean she can talk, too? AJ’s already great, and only getting better.

Still, what’s most convincing about her is that even as an in-ring villain, she’s become a role model for legions of young girls. Her retweets of preteens decked out in knee-high Chuck Taylors and strategically shredded T-shirts have revealed the kind of devoted fanbase usually reserved for “The Vampire Diaries” cast members. All #humblebrags aside, no one else on the WWE roster is enjoying this level of hero worship.

You can see the full list on WWE.com.

Could AJ be the face of the WWE?

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  • Sass.

    Every word is true. Go AJ!

  • Sass.

    It’s only a matter of time before everyone turns against her though. The wrestling community is full of contrarians.

    • Mariah_Scarey

      Only a matter of time? Look around you. It’s been going on. Same thing happened with punk, Bryan and Ziggler, once they get too big people turn on them for some reason.

      • Addy

        It seems especially bad with divas, though. I remember Naomi used to be treated as the next best thing on here. Then she came up and people started to complain about her. Same thing happens whenever Natalya or Alicia get a chance at doing something.

        • JJ?

          OMG! This.

          I hate to say it, but Paige would likely be the same thing if she were to ever join the main roster as well.

          • Lay Royalty

            Everybody knows Paige is overrated.

          • JJ?

            Well, not everyone knows this, unfortunately. *rolls eyes*

            I like Paige though, but…..really? The only reason she is being “respected” is because she’s proclaimed as an “anti-diva”, though her instagram pics say otherwise.

          • Lay Royalty

            Plus, she’s from the indies and she’s a legacy. I hate when people already put “greatness” in their name because of that.

          • JJ?

            And she’s young. Greatness does take time.

            Paige has exceptional experience for someone so young, but you have to know that even praising can have its limits in WWE. Ask John Cena.

            AJ hasn’t experienced it yet, but with the lack of quality in the feuds she has been in since her reign, besides Kaitlyn of course, her days are coming soon enough.

          • https://twitter.com/_EricHolt_ Eric Holt

            Yeah, I like AJ, but WWE needs to give her some freshness as far as storylines, feuds, etc. Mainly, WWE needs to get it together with their booking and build up of the division.

          • Lay Royalty

            Paige also needs to stay in promo class, because the girl needs work and character development.

          • JJ?

            Oh wow. She’s that bad? lmfao

          • Lay Royalty

            Girl yes.

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            Come on she is not bad, she is pretty good at promos, not Sentionnal Sherri, Aj or even Stephanie but still pretty good and her backstage interview with Renee always impressed people here so…

      • Lay Royalty

        Not Punk, Bryan, and Ziggler they are still big in the IWC. Now wrestling fans that was just cheering for them because the iwc was is turning on them, but to be honest Ziggler and Punk is overrated.

      • http://twitter.com/lostmikeys Kaledrina

        i’ve always likened it to when you discover a new singer on your own. you love ‘em, big ‘em up.. but then when they turn huuuge and everybody else starts to love ‘em, it just puts you off ‘em. almost as if we want to feel special for liking the underdog???

        people just like to big others up and then have fun ruining ‘em. whether that be aj, michelle mccool, etc or lady gaga, michael jackson or even that skank from the twilight movies? lol.

        • JJ?

          It’s always like this unfortunately. In this world you can’t compliment the mainstream, unless that said person dies. A bunch of Michael Jackson “fans” are guilty of this.

          Meanwhile we are taught to like the “Underdog” or “rebel” in some cases.

  • shameronstar

    Wow, wwe.com really put AJ over in this article!

  • Mariah_Scarey

    Slay-J

  • WweRules32

    surprising article

  • charovnica

    I’d like if WWE actually starts translating all their big words on paper to actual actions. They love to hype the divas and then they do absolutely nothing creative with them on TV.

  • Lay Royalty

    Rightfully so she is. She’s the only diva in the modern era other than Trish, Chyna, and Lita who has merchandises. Aj is the face of the divas division and she has raise the definition of a diva is. IMO she is on a hall of fame career. She just needs some more omg moments involving the divas and not the superstars.

    • jen07201

      Kaitlyn has merchandise as well

      • Lay Royalty

        Do she?

        • jen07201

          Yes she does

      • Leor Du Temps

        Other than 2 different Tshirt, standee or poster? No.

        • jen07201

          Actually she has 4 different T-shirts, standee, poster, signed photo, unsigned photo

  • C.J.
    • Lay Royalty

      To be real they still don’t care, but they did pay attention a little.

      • Leor Du Temps

        Blame Total Divas. They care about the division until WWE promote Total Divas in August in PPV, Raw, SD, Main Event, etc… but they still care about AJ Lee.

    • https://twitter.com/_EricHolt_ Eric Holt

      I do agree that AJ has brought attention to the title and the division in a way, however, I feel like people would have paid attention to the division and the title if WWE had booked the divas division and their other divas champions better than they have in recent years.

    • Brandon

      I’ve always cared about the division. But it was so bad last year that I literally was about to stop watching wwe. Bathroom break was everywhere and we would BEG just that least see a diva on screen. I actually care a bout the belt now, kaitlyns reign was important to me but turned out to be bad so I’ve looked at ajs as nice

  • @KENLushh

    I hate that they will post this article building her up and then ultimately not ever follow through with pushing her in different ways. I’m tired of seeing AJ & Tamina , YES ALREADY. I need unpredictable AJ back not this complacent, hide attack run win version.

    • Lay Royalty

      It’s because they’re not really doing anything with this little alliance. How are they dominant when they never show the dominance. The divas will be looked at as a joke until they really do something serious with them. Aj just need to be by herself. Aj’s cheers is getting less louder everyday, and that’s because of wwe. Aj needs a great storyline so she can shine and instead of having little segments on aps, when she use to get those segments on raw.

      • Leor Du Temps

        They cut AJ’s entrance on Raw because they can’t edited cheers live but They can with SD and Main Event. She’s always popular, even Tamina gets chants now. AJ contaminates Tamina by her babyface natural attitude lol.

    • Leor Du Temps

      Since August, we see the same shit. AJ Lee vs a Total Divas without promo, storyline just matches. I hate they use the popularity of AJ to promote Total Divas. She jobs to the total divas, lost on Raw, SD but always win in a PPV. That’s stupid. i want promos, storyline :( I hate this “reality” show

  • https://twitter.com/_EricHolt_ Eric Holt

    I agree that AJ would be a great person to be the face of the WWE. I feel like she has made an impact in WWE thus far. The fans are into her, people look up to her, and she’s had some memorable moments in her career so far, and those memorable moments are what people are going to remember years from now when AJ is done with her career in WWE. WWE has certainly invested in AJ, and I’m glad that they have. Not to take anything away from AJ, but if only WWE could invest in the ENTIRE divas division and all the other girls as well…That would be a great thing to see as well too.

    • JJ?

      I agree.

      AJ is doing really well in her part, but becoming a Hall of Famer obviously isn’t a competition.

  • JoeWWE

    The article said it all really, there is no Diva like AJ who has such a massive following. And if you follow her on twitter you can see all the girls who look up to her, dressing like her. And mainly, she does so much good with her abilities, there’s never a bad word said about her and she’s just normal, which young girls can appeal to.

  • legiiiiir

    its the truth! AJ is the #TRUTH!! ha!

  • Zachary Williams

    Who doesn’t respect A.J., if they don’t love her.
    Her career is impressive, and as a person she just rocks.
    They should totally mention.. I did my.. Persuasive speech on her.. In my speech class in college.
    I made a 98… I’m just saying.

  • Richard Smith

    have to say AJ is right up there with Trish Lita and Moolah

  • C.J.
  • Brandon

    Honestly. Aj needs to be a face! I’m fine with her as heel, but I’ll always enjoy her as a face. She technically is a face/heel at the moment IMO.

    I hope wwe pushes another diva in 2014 like they did with eve and aj :)

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      2014 will be the rise of Summer, Paige and hopefully Emma in the divas division but no matter what, Aj will be involved in either a diva feud or a main event feud during that period but I really want 2014 to Paige’s, Summer’s and Emma’s year!

  • JJ?

    I say congrats to her.

    I just hope it doesn’t end up like how John Cena currently is.

    • Maddox

      What you congratulating her for? Being mentioned?

  • Brandon

    So if they post an article about aj as the face why not make her a true fan favorite? She has spoken some truth and is over but I really want to see her face moveset back

    • https://twitter.com/_EricHolt_ Eric Holt

      I think it’d be great to see AJ transition into a more tweenerish role, leading to an eventual face turn for her. I feel like it’s kind of hard to convince fans that AJ’s a heel when they constantly cheer for her. I feel like if WWE really wanted AJ to be a heel, they’d be trying their best to get AJ some heat from the fans so she could get over as a heel. I know this isn’t about Stone Cold, but I remember reading in Lita’s book that Stone Cold originally wasn’t getting booed by the fans, despite being a heel at first, but the night where he hit her with a chair multiple times on RAW, that was when the fans started booing him, and from there, he got over as a heel with the fans, and the reason why is because he hurt someone that the fans really loved (Lita). It’d be great to have AJ do something similar to get some sort of heat.

      • charovnica

        Yep..the problem is noone else is really build up as a fan favourite .Maybe Kaitlyn.

        I’d book the SS match with AJ and Kaitlyn being the last two of their team against Nattie or Brie. Then have Kaitlyn turn her back on AJ or spear her out of nowhere and just leave the ring.That way the TD will have their stupid closure and AJ will have a somewhat of a credible oponent. I think AJ vs Kaitlyn 2 has potential.

        • https://twitter.com/_EricHolt_ Eric Holt

          And you’re right, that is a big issue. How can WWE get AJ over as a heel and get the fans to boo AJ if they haven’t even built up or invested in a fan favorite? Kaitlyn vs AJ 2.0 would be a great option, and for some reason, I feel like we may be seeing that soon. My issue is that WWE kind of killed Kaitlyn’s momentum that she had as a face after her feud with AJ ended. I just hope WWE could get the fans to get behind Kaitlyn like they did this past Summer.

          • charovnica

            Absolutely. I hope if we see an AJ vs Kaitlyn feud again,they’ll put more efforts in the booking.

          • https://twitter.com/_EricHolt_ Eric Holt

            Yeah, and on top of that, I hope that they will keep Kaitlyn relevant as well. It’s a shame that once her feud with AJ was over, she became almost like an afterthought and became irrelevant. Leave it to WWE to do something like that. SMH…

          • charovnica

            Yeah,I didn’t understand how they could’ve let that happen.The division was actually going somewhere during this feud and they just let it slip.

          • Brandon

            Maybe reversed roles :) lol

          • charovnica

            No,no. I think the roles should be the same,but this time Kaitlyn should end up on top. Give AJ a break or let her feud with Tamina while Kaitlyn concentrates on some new talent.

  • charovnica

    Um…so what do you suggest? To not push the talent they have and speak high of them and start digging in the past? Lita and Trish days are gone.We’re in a new era with new talent and new faces of the division.

  • https://twitter.com/_EricHolt_ Eric Holt

    I don’t think WWE’s trying to make it like she’s the most popular ever, rather they’re saying that she’s the most popular diva in today’s current era. And the reason AJ stands out is because she’s had some great moments in WWE thus far, she’s a relatable person, and she’s not like most women. She’s different and unique, and the fans like that about her.

  • C.J.
  • wwepassion

    AJ deserves it and it’s about time women show they can make it to the top in a male dominated place. But i can’t imagine wwe letting it happen because of their sexist attitude they have all the time.

  • C.J.
  • Oh Snap!…?

    i Agree. Too me she’s a big part of the WWE. i remember reading that Vince sees AJ as a main eventer (Top Star). But she should be a Face. but that means WWE gotta build up a top heel that the crowd will react too. We all know they fail at that. if they build a diva up like they did eve…then we got a star. i dont see aj a heel. she get big pops. now i see eve as a heel. she got HEAT from the crowd.

    • https://twitter.com/_EricHolt_ Eric Holt

      WWE needs to work on building the divas division, booking the divas division, and investing in the divas division and all the girls in general.

      • Oh Snap!…?

        All the divas should have something to do.
        Kaitlyn should feud with vicki
        Bellas should be with their men.
        Alicia should be fighting and aksana
        Nattie should be like the GM for the divas
        Aj should be fighting
        Rosa, eva should manage
        they all should have characters

        • https://twitter.com/_EricHolt_ Eric Holt

          Definitely! I think that all the girls have something special about them. WWE needs to realize that and use each girl’s strengths to their advantage.

        • Wrestling.fan.from.France

          Every diva don’t HAVE to do something. All the superstars don’t even get tv time so…
          and plus it makes no sense, Kaitlyn randomly feuding with Vickie, the bellas with their man? HELL NO! Brie can’t even cry when she see her man get destroy by other and Nikki… Cena is a face and considering how unlikable Nikki is and how heelish she is, it would hurt him.
          Nattie Gm? Please no for the love of god, it would mean she would have to talk and she is not the best talker if you know what I mean. and everybody other than Eva and Jojo and Rosa should fight too.
          I have to agree that all should have character but you have to admit that there is some character/gimmick there, AJ, the funks, Aksana, Tamina, Summer… but after all of them don’t play their character/gimmick well or don’t spend time to improve their character like some does. If Jilian can do a singing gimmick, any character if you, yourself, spend time on it like Summer does or Aj, she should be good but…

          • Oh Snap!…?

            its 14 divas, YOU can make each of them do something. its sad that you’re against having them all have character. i was throwing out outside. so please. save it. Kaitlyn and vickie have history. everyone knows that. randomly? if you think ABOUT IT. every feud starts out randomly.

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            ”I have to agree that all should have character but you have to admit that there is some character/gimmick there, AJ, the funks, Aksana, Tamina, Summer… but after all of them don’t play their character/gimmick well or don’t spend time to improve their character like some does. If Jilian can do a singing gimmick, any character if you, yourself, spend time on it like Summer does or Aj, she should be good but…”

            That’s what I said and I said all of them should have character, I am not against it but it’s okay I think you didn’t see it. The fact is even if there is 14 divas, ALL of them can’t be involve in somthing. I would love to if that makes sense and that it’s a good thing but I don’t think it is a problem. Just like in any division, some person are not that active on their division after they are some that SHOULD BE feature more it’s Kaitlyn and Eva and Jojo should get less air time.

            And yes Vickie and kaitlyn have history together for sure but Kaitlyn is not even appearing on TV so it does not make sense for now at least but maybe when Kaitlyn will finally stary getting relevant(hopefully), why not? I am not CLOSE on it ;)

          • JJ?

            Exactly. It’s also not like the divas don’t have character, or at least something that can’t be built upon.

          • Maddox

            I agree, The Bellas should just stay on their own

        • JJ?

          THANK YOU!!

          Funkadactyls and Foxsana look like they are developing a feud together. Why not add depth to it?

          And yes, Rosa and Eva need to valet. Not manage just yet. Well, Rosa maybe.

  • C.J.
    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      Tell them!