Former WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee is set to return to wrestling after a six-year sabbatical, lighting up the business once more.
AJ Lee is heading back to professional wrestling as Executive Producer and colour commentator for the relaunched Women Of Wrestling promotion. WOW Superheroes broke the news on social media, and Lee attended a press conference to discuss her new role.
WOW made headlines recently when it announced former IMPACT Wrestling World Champion Tessa Blanchard as the ‘face of the company.’
Jeanie Buss, the owner of WOW Superheroes and another Executive Producer on the project, recently issued a statement to ET in which she stated:
“Wrestling’s presentation of women has long been very important to me, and we now are presenting the epitome in sports entertainment that will highlight the athleticism of these superstars as we reintroduce WOW. Our partnership with the entire ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group family allows us to continue our mission of providing wrestling fans and WOW Superheroes what they have all deserved: a global platform for a dedicated women’s wrestling league.”
AJ Mendez is WOW Wrestling! Welcome to the team! pic.twitter.com/DRF2LGja6u
— WOW (@wowsuperheroes) October 7, 2021
ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group President Dan Cohen added:
“We are thrilled to partner with Jeanie Buss and David McLane to create a significant global footprint for WOW and expand our diverse, world-class content portfolio. This series offers audiences unique, compelling, and creative entertainment that features female ‘superheroes’ in the ring, behind the cameras, and in all aspects of the business. Both in the U.S and abroad, we believe this is an event program that will make some noise in the marketplace.”
AJ Lee last wrestled in March 2015, when she teamed up with Naomi and Paige to defeat Natalya, Brie, and Nikki Bella. Lee had previously held the record for the longest reigning WWE Divas Champion in history before hanging up her Converse. CM Punk, Lee’s husband and former WWE Champion, recently dampened any hope of AJ Lee’s potential return to the ring shortly after his own AEW debut.