AJ Lee Profiled By New York Daily News, Speaks on Her Childhood, Getting Into Wrestling & More

Nick Paglino

AJ LeeNYDailyNews.com has posted an article profiling WWE Diva AJ Lee, real name April Mendez. The following are article highlights:

Before life as a WWE Diva, scraping for cash was the norm. AJ spent a hard-knock childhood eating at food banks and living in cars and motel rooms across the Garden State.

“I didn’t have the easiest time growing up; it’s no secret,” she said. “We were just poor.”

But she grew up watching wrestling on TV, and told her family at age 12 she wanted a career in the ring. And after working the independent circuit in her late teens, she was signed by the WWE at age 21.

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