April Jeanette Mendez
Nick Name / Ring NAme
AJ, AJ Lee, April Lee, Miss April, Geek Goddess, Crazy Chick
Union City, New Jersey, USA
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Mendez graduated from Memorial High School in West New York, New Jersey. She had attended Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and majored in film and television production, and writing.
WWE Diva, professional wrestler
- Siblings – Robert Mendez (Older Brother), Erica Mendez (Older Sister)
5 ft 2 in or 157 cm
54 kg or 119 pounds
Boyfriend / Spouse
AJ Lee dated –
- Jamar Shipman (2007-2010) – Wrestler and April’s trainer, Jamar Shipman dated her from 2007 to 2010.
- Trent Barreta (2011-2012) – The two wrestlers met at WWE and dated for a couple of months from 2011 to 2012.
- C.M. Punk (2013-Present) – In September 2013, wrestler CM Punk started dating AJ Lee. Punk, who is about 8 years her senior engaged her in March 2014. The couple finally married on June 13, 2014. There’s a 1 foot height difference between the two.
Race / Ethnicity
- Athletic build
- Tattoo on her neck’s back
35-24-34 in or 89-61-86 cm
4 (US) or 36 (EU)
6.5 (US) or 37 (EU)
She had appeared in commercials about Bleacher Creature, SummerSlam 2013, WWE Shop and others.
Best Known For
Her strong presence in WWE. She was WWE Diva of the Year 2012 and is the youngest general manager in WWE history.
She has not done any of the films.
First TV Show
From 2010 to 2011, she appeared in WWE Superstars as AJ. This was her first television appearance.
She was trained by Jay Lethal (or Jamar Shipman) with whom she also dated for couple of years.
- Finishing moves
- Black Widow (Octopus hold)
- Shining Wizard
- Shiranui, sometimes while standing
- Signature moves
- Diving crossbody
- Front dropkick
- Guillotine choke with body scissors
- Hurricanrana, sometimes to an oncoming opponent
- Multiple swinging neckbreakers
- Sleeper hold with body scissors
- Spin kick
- Tilt-a-whirl head scissors takedown
AJ Lee Favorite Things
- Video Game – Batman: Arkham City, Final Fantasy 10, Metal Gear Solid
Source – Mun2.tv
AJ Lee Facts
- She is the youngest General Manager in WWE history.
- AJ Lee is Diva of the Year 2012.
- She made her debut in professional wrestling on September 29, 2007, under the ring name “Miss April”.
- Lee signed with WWE in 2009.
- She has given her voice to her animated character in the 2014 film Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery alongside other WWE members.
- She has Puerto Rican ancestry.
- She has a tattoo, which reads “6-16-13” (in tally marks) on the back of her neck.
- She is a big fan of cosplay (dresses up like a video game or comic book characters).
- Due to her brother’s interest in WWE as a child, April decided to go into this male-dominated game.
- She likes to play video games. She is an avid fan.
- AJ Lee became a downloadable character in the video game WWE 2013. It was a dream come true for her.
- She had served as the managers of the wrestlers Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, and Big E Langston.
- Her brother had worked in the U.S. army.
- April is the longest-reigning Diva champion in WWE history.