Is the Black Widow’s reign of terror in the WWE finally over? That’s what many fans are wondering as news of AJ Lee exiting the WWE have taken the internet by storm.
Rumors from the WWE Headquarters in Stamford, state that the former Divas Champion has taken an extended leave of absence from the business.
News of Lee’s extended leave of absence comes less than two weeks after Lee lost the Divas Championship to NXT up-and-comer Paige the night after WrestleMania 30, April 7. Many of Lee’s fans questioned her loss to Paige, as she seemed to lose the match without putting up much of a fight (after all Lee is the longest reigning Divas Champion and has taken down far more technically talented opponents).
With Lee exiting the WWE, it makes since for her to lose the title. By giving Paige the Divas Championship, the WWE is giving Paige the ultimate push to the main roster and allowing her to compete at a higher level.
Lee’s exit also explains why there has been no rematch scheduled between the two. Instead WWE has set in place a Diva Championship match between Paige and Tamina Snuka at WWE’s Extreme Rules.
Lee recently became engaged to ex-WWE superstar CM Punk. Lee is likely taking time off as she moves in with Punk and the two plan their wedding.
After carrying the Divas’ division on her back for the better part of the year, Lee truly deserves the time off. It’s a smart decision for Lee as her character and her body could use the rest.