AJ Lee’s influence in the pro wrestling world can never be understated. After CM Punk made his debut in AEW last year, many fans wanted AJ Lee to follow suit and join her husband. It seems she explained the reasoning behind her joining Women of Wrestling as well.
AJ Lee’s success story in WWE is certainly a remarkable one, to say the least as she is given credit for helping to jumpstart the WWE’s Women’s Revolution. She left pro wrestling back in 2015 but finally made her return earlier last year when she joined Women of Wrestling.
While speaking to Freddie Prinze Jr on Wrestling With Freddie, AJ Lee revealed the inspiration behind her joining Women of Wrestling. It ultimately came down to how strongly women-centric it was.
“What inspired me to join WOW was the idea that it was women behind the scenes in every capacity, in front of the camera in every capacity. To me, I love wrestling and I never stopped loving wrestling. This was the perfect way to rejoin the world of wrestling, but also combine with what I’m doing now and what I have a passion for now. I’ll be the executive producer alongside Jeanie and David McLane, which is mind-blowing.
When I talked to [Jeanie] on the phone, she really laid it out there what she wants this to be and what the vision is and also left a lot of space for what I want it to be and what I could bring to the table. I think that’s the right way to start something. We know that people know what the product is or what it was before, but this is a new beast. We’re really excited about that. it’s a great group of women and somewhere along the way, I got inspired to say, ‘I’m also going to do color commentary.'”
Women of Wrestling is expected to make its debut in the fall of 2022. We will have to wait and see how AJ Lee will fare in her role as an executive producer and commentator for Women of Wrestling.
h/t to Fightful for the quotes