April Jeanette Mendez is a retired American author, mental health activist and professional wrestler. She is best known during her WWE appearance by the stage name AJ Lee. Mendez began his professional wrestling career in 2007 in the New Jersey independent ring. She signed with WWE in 2009 and spent two years in its development arm, Florida Championship Wrestling, before being promoted to the main team. In 2012, she rose to prominence for her "mentally unstable" storylines, such as her high profile connections and three months as Managing Director of Raw. Over the next few years, she won the all-time Divas championship three times and held the title with an all-time high of 406 days. She also won the Slammy Award for Diva of the Year in 2012 and 2014, and readers of Pro Wrestling Illustrated voted her Woman of the Year from 2012 to 2014. She retired from the ring in 2015
|Born||April Jeanette Mendez, March 19, 1987, Union City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Occupation||Author, mental health advocate, professional wrestler|
Former wrestler who won the WWE Divas Championship for the first time in June 2013. She went on to become a New York Times Best Selling book and a social media sensation with over 950,000 Instagram followers after her wrestling career.
She grew up in motels and friends' houses until deciding at the age of twelve to pursue a career as a professional wrestler.
From August to October 2012, she served as Raw General Manager for three months.
AJ Mendez Brooks is her true name. She was born into a poor home as the youngest of three children. She was formerly linked to both her trainer, Jay Lethal, and WWE champion Dolph Ziggler. In 2014, she married fellow wrestler CM Punk.
On-screen, she had an affair with John Cena.
Sports athletes in Union City, New Jersey. Professional wrestlers from New Jersey. American professional wrestlers. New Jersey writers. People with bipolar disorder