WWE has announced a few moments ago that AJ Lee has retired from in-ring competition with the company, effective immediately.
WWE issued a tweet announcing the news:
BREAKING: AJ Lee (April Mendez) has decided to retire from in-ring competition with WWE. We wish AJ the very best.
— WWE (@WWE) April 3, 2015
AJ – real name April Mendez – has been rumored to be leaving the WWE for some time following several lengthy periods of time off. Her marriage to controversial former WWE Superstar CM Punk added fuel to those rumors.
AJ leaves the WWE after having been employed by them just shy of six years. During her tenure, she held the Divas Championship on three occasions and also served as the General Manager of Raw in 2012.
We will bring you more on this story when news becomes available.
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