We have been reporting throughout the day that a backstage incident took place between AJ Lee and Michelle Beadle at WWE's Tribute to the Troops taping, which stems from a comment made by Beadle to CM Punk which allegedly upset both AJ Lee and Punk.
Beadle has since Tweeted the following, offering an explanation regarding the incident:
"I've known CM Punk for years. Considered him a friend. When I saw him at the arena, I said 'hey f&$?face'. The exact same way I talk to everyone. His girlfriend was no where near this. And I kept walking along with my assistant and two members of WWE PR. Next thing I know, I'm being yelled at. I honestly thought it was a joke. Period. The event went on and it was amazing. So I hope we can move on from this ridiculously lame 'story.' As for the crazies, BLOCKED! And Happy freaking Holidays!!!"
It should be noted that while Beadle claimed she took the incident as a joke, she also Tweeted the following, however it cannot be confirmed whether or not the Tweet actually pertained to the Punk/AJ incident:
"Lost another friend to CGFN….crazy girlfriend neutering. It's real people. Check your buddies. Affects everyone."