WWE News: Will AJ Lee Be Punished For Incident With Michelle Beadle?, Possible Heat On CM Punk
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.21.2013
Does WWE plan to punish the Divas champion?
- AJ Lee will likely not be punished by WWE for her obscenity-filled rant against NBC Universal's Michelle Beadle at last week's Tribute to the Troops event at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Pierce County, Washington. The matter is "over and done with" after Lee and her boyfriend CM Punk were spoken to.
WWE went into damage control mode after the news broke on Sunday, attempting to downplay the story and prevent the media from reporting it. The story of a wrestler being abusive to a celebrity is "the exact last thing they want public." Beadle was asked, although one source said "begged" to go on Twitter and "say what happened and leave it at that."
She wrote: "Once and once only: 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!!!"
Beadle and Punk actually dated briefly, although a source has said their time together was only "a second". Punk has told those close to him he was unhappy with how WWE handled the situation. The day after it happened, he wrote on Twitter: "It's difficult to always try to do business the proper way with a company that refuses to practice the same standards.
However, Punk isn't planning on leaving the promotion over this and WWE doesn't want him to.
- Meanwhile, there are some backstage in WWE who are upset with Punk for a different reason. Punk tweeted about hockey last Sunday, the day of the TLC PPV. After news of the Tribute to the Troops incident leaked, he sent several messages to the mascot of the Los Angeles Kings.