PWInsider.com is reporting that the incident between WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee and NBC personality Michelle Beadle at last Wednesday's Tribute to the Troops event is a major talking point backstage at tonight's TLC pay-per-view.
A source notes that even those who do not talk about this type of gossip are weighing in with their opinion with many taking the view she was totally out of line. WWE is currently attempting damage control in order to protect Lee's brand and reputation.
At present their are two versions of the story being reported, The first by Dave Meltzer on F4WOnline.com who claims Lee approached Beadle out of jealousy toward her chatting up boyfriend CM Punk while PWInsider.com claiming that Lee did not approach Beadle out of jealousy, but rather, calmly appeared in his defense for speaking to him in a "disrespectful tone." Meltzer however is sticking by his original story that Lee burst into a obscenity-laced tirade toward the popular television personality and behaved like her eccentric on-screen character.
"I've talked to several there. Everything is damage control now," Meltzer remarked this afternoon on the F4WOnline.com message board in response to conflicting accounts of the incident online. "According to more than one there, she cussed out Beadle and they were very upset, partially because Beadle was brought in as a host and it was a show when they were trying to put their best foot forward, saying it was a bigger deal because it was Tribute to the Troops. Four different people today and one last night including one person who got it from top management explained it the same way."
"Even one person trying to defend her admitted she was way out of line and nuts, but said she overreacted because she knew Punk and Beadle had a short-lived deal.
"It's way bigger than I reported last night as of 1 p.m. Central time in Houston. It is the story in the locker room, even backstage people who aren't usually talking about such things are are all talking about it."
Lee's is to defend her Divas Championship tonight against Natalya and many are speculating she might lose the title as punishment for her actions.
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