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AJ Lee Discusses WWE ’12 and ’13, Comparisons to Miss Elizabeth, More

– ESPN’s Tech blog recently spoke with RAW General Manager AJ Lee about her love of video games and other topics. Here are some highlights:

Winning the WWE ’12 Tournament at WrestleMania 28 Week:
“You know what’s funny is, everyone knows that I love playing video games, so they were all telling me, “I know you’re going to win this.” But I was terrified because I had never had the chance to play the game, and the gameplay in “WWE 12” was completely different than the game that came out the year before. The pinning system, kicking out, the submission system is all so different, so I thought I was so screwed. But I got to play two or three practice matches before the tournament started, then I just got really lucky. Everyone thought I had been playing for months, but I only played like two matches. I’m proud of that win. I keep the trophy in my office.”

The WWE ’13 roster reveal:
“I am so waiting for that day. Recently, my first action figure was announced, and when you look at things you want to do, action figure is one of them, and then being in the video game would be so huge. Then I don’t have to create myself. I used to make myself for years in “Smackdown vs. Raw” and all the games before that, so hopefully I’ll be in the game this year, and if not, hopefully next year. It would just be insane to be in the game. I think I would pathetically be home alone playing the video game and putting myself in matches. I would love that. It would be a dream come true.”

Her TV character connecting with fans:
“I think the important thing is that I’ve never tried to be someone I’m not. People can read right through that. There’s a place for people who are unattainable where you want to have their poster on your wall because they’re larger than life, and that’s fine, but that’s not me. I’m not the coolest person in the world. I’m not the sexiest Diva or the strongest Diva. I know who I am. I’m not the most popular person and I’m kind of dorky and I’m someone you can see at your school or as your neighbor, and I think people like that. I think I’m a girl that represents someone you might know or would like to hang out with, and I think people just relate to me. I also look like I’m about 14, [laughs] so maybe I look like I do go to high school with everyone. I just think it’s cool that people have taken to me. Before I was on the show, I was a fan, and I think people can see that.”

Comparisons to Miss Elizabeth:
“I think I have a long way to go. She is out of my league, but I appreciate the comparison. I think it’s the innocence people see in the two of us, and having something that’s more of an understatement. A woman who appears to be more of a gentle creature on TV. It’s amazing to me to be compared at all to her, or anyone in the past. I hope I can be someone people look at in the future and compare other people to me. It’s a big deal, and I appreciate it.”

  • Matt


    Elizabeth did turn on savage in wcw.

  • ant

    That’s not really what I’m saying, though. I was pointing out that Elizabeth and AJ both have marked differences from the archetype of their day. They’re only similar in that they are atypical.

  • SYM

    @ant I’m going to respectfully disagree with you and say that AJ is actually the Tart of current WWE Gimmick wise. If you recall AJ was kissing both Punk, Bryan, & Kane. She was playing All 3 of them. While shes not teasing, she was still giving the Men something to beg for. Elizabeth was faithful to Macho Man and Macho Man only in the WWE & part of WCW.

  • Jim

    Another reason AJ stands out is she has wrestling ability and NO FAKE TITS!!!!

  • ant

    It’s a strange comparison at first, but I kind of understand it. Elizabeth was absolutely unique for females in wrestling. She didn’t shake her ass or show off her boobs or act like a mega-bitch. She was just Elizabeth, instead of some kind of living, breathing objectification of sexuality. AJ is kind of that way, too, though from a totally different direction.

    Just as Elizabeth was a breath of fresh air from the tarts of her day, AJ is a breath of fresh air from the barbie doll models the WWE usually favors.

    I’d like to think that the WWE would learn something from AJ’s popularity spike, that there is something inside of prospective talent more important than if they appeared in swimsuit catalogs, but I’m not going to hold my breath.

  • sam


    At summerslam axxess event

  • SYM

    I think AJ Lee is such a Fun person out of the WWE (Just ask Cena), but gets her opposite in her Gimmick. I also have no clue why shes compared to Miss Elizabeth. 2 Different Women, 2 Different Persona’s.

  • Anh

    When will the roster be revealed ? I heard that that’s gonna happen, in the ring.