As we reported last year, during the taping of WWE’s annual Tribute to the Troops special, an incident took place backstage in WWE during which AJ Lee confronted NBC Sports personality Michelle Beadle, following a remark made by Beadle to Lee’s then-boyfriend CM Punk.
The Tribute to the Troops taping took place on December 11th, 2013, and on December 15th, Michelle Beadle noted the following on Twitter:
Members of F4WOnline.com’s message board were discussing Alberto Del Rio’s release from WWE this week, and were speculating which WWE employee Del Rio slapped, which caused his termination, and as we reported earlier today, Dave Meltzer simply posted “Cody Barbierri.” You can read more details on the Del Rio/Barbierri incident, and what caused it, by clicking here.
As Del Rio discussion continued on the F4WOnline.com message board, a fan compared Del Rio’s outburst to AJ Lee’s outburst at the Tribute to the Troops tapings last year, and the comparison prompted Meltzer to reveal Lee was in serious danger of losing her job due to her behavior towards Beadle, but the decision to fire her was ultimately overturned by Vince McMahon. Meltzer had the following to say:
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