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Former WWE creative writer on Dean Ambrose and AJ Lee storyline which was nixed

Kevin Eck, a former WWE creative writer, regularly writes about storyline ideas which were rejected by Vince McMahon for WWE television, and below is an interesting one we thought you guys would like to hear about which could have involved AJ Lee and Dean Ambrose as WWE’s equivalent to Bonnie and Clyde:

The rocky relationship between AJ and Bryan culminated with AJ leaving him at the altar after she discovered he was planning on having her committed to a mental institution after the wedding.

Meanwhile, the creative team was looking for a Plan B to bring Ambrose from developmental to the main roster. Plan A — a “worked-shoot” angle with Ambrose and Mick Foley engaging in a war of words on social media — was scrapped after Foley legitimately took issue with something Ambrose said about him.

My idea was for Bryan’s plan to have AJ committed actually succeed. We’d take her off TV for a little while before bringing her back in dramatic fashion. She would return with her new boyfriend (Ambrose), whom she had met while both were patients in the institution.

Ambrose and AJ would wreak havoc, becoming WWE’s version of Bonnie and Clyde (or Mickey and Mallory, to use a less-dated analogy).

Vince McMahon had a different vision. The WWE chairman and CEO loved the AJ character and decided to make her the new “Raw” general manager after she called off the wedding to Bryan. AJ as GM didn’t get over, and her run as an authority figure lasted just three months.

So, would it have worked guys?


  • Keith Learmonth

    If we watched WWE for realism, it’d be called UFC.

  • numberoneromanreignsfan

    not really very realistic as AJ Lee is Married to CM PUNK and Dean Ambrose is married to Renee young

  • numberoneromanreignsfan

    and it wouldn’t sit too well with Dean Ambrose’s wife Renee Young
    if that story line was to actually happen
    and also bad story line idea wouldn’t be funny let alone smart as AJ lee as well as many other people in real life struggle with mental illness

  • MrDr3w

    The whole “AJ Lee” being portrayed as crazy on tv thing really isn’t funny anymore now that we know April Mendez had actually been struggling with mental illness in real life.

  • MindTricked

    Ambrose and AJ sorta Joker/Harley Quinning their way through the shows… sure, why not.

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