WWE Divas Champion A.J. Lee recently spoke to ComicBook.com.
Comparing her feud with Paige to Batman vs. Joker: “I think its really interesting because we go back and forth on who is Batman and who is Joker. After WrestleMania you had Paige, the hero in all black leather, stopping maniacal AJ, which was perfect. But as time went on you couldn’t tell who had more screws loose. The fundamentals are there though. Every hero is as good as their best villain and when you have two on the top of their game able to switch back and forth just goes to show how great rivalries can be.”
On the evolution of her WWE character: “It’s interesting you know? “Continuity” isn’t something that has always been around in wrestling like it has in comics. I’ve gotten really lucky that I’ve been able to jump from story arc to story arc with the “AJ” character and really grow her. She started out as someone who was always being taken advantage of that broke her mentally and emotionally, to her breaking out from that with revenge on her mind, then turning evil, and now where she’s trying to redeem herself. She’s bringing all that same crazy and evil, but it’s more focused like a laser now. If nobody could stop her when she was all over the place, how is someone going to stop her when she’s so focused on winning now? The fact that it’s all made sense, and the story behind her has connected so well has helped me be a better performer. I love being able to draw on all her back-story and take it to the next level and I think my fans have caught on to that.”
On what it means to her being the Divas Champion: “Well for one, I have the date I won it the first time tattooed on the back of my neck. I say that because it’s not just for the championship itself, but it marked the end of a 14 year, life long goal to make it in the WWE. It marked the opportunity for me to prove myself as the best woman in the company, despite being everything people think of when it came to their idea of what a woman champion should be in this business. I got the tattoo because I was proud of staying myself, being different, going against the grain AND being the champ.”
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