|  News |  Columns |  TV Reports |  Video Reviews |  Title History |  Hall of Fame |  News Report |  The Dunn List |
// C-3PO Suit To Be Different For Star Wars: Episode VII
// Coco Lays Out In Thong Bikini On Instagram
// WWE Reportedly Planning More Sexual Tension Between AJ Lee And Paige
// Jim Ross Talks His MMA Announcing Debut For BattleGrounds MMA
// 2K Announces New WWE Supercard Updates

//  CM Punk
//  John Cena
//  Triple H
//  Hulk Hogan
//  Randy Orton
//  Christian

411mania RSS Feeds

Follow 411mania on Twitter!

Add 411 On Facebook

 411mania » Wrestling » News

AJ Lee Was Nearly Fired for Her Incident with Michelle Beadle at Tribute to the Troops
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 08.09.2014

- Remember the time AJ Lee apparently got in some trouble for verbally chewing out celebrity guest Michelle Beadle at the WWE Tribute to the Troops taping last December? In light of recent events and controversy surrounding Alberto Del Rio being fired by the WWE, it caused some comparison between AJ Lee's situation and Alberto Del Rio's on the F4WOnline.com message board.

As the story goes, Beadle yelled "hey ****face!" at CM Punk. While she says did not mean anything by it, Punk's girlfriend and now wife, AJ, saw it as disrespectful and went over to yell at Beadle. After it happened, there was a lot of speculation online if AJ would be fired or punished by WWE, despite being in the midst of a big push as the WWE Divas champion.

However, Dave Meltzer posted a response on the message board and revealed that Lee actually was very close to being fired over the incident. Here is Meltzer's full explanation:

"A.J. wasn't safe at all. There was a reason she wasn't fired and it had nothing to do with Punk being her boyfriend nor how good a performer she was, although her star power did play into it.

"The decision was made to fire her but Vince overruled it because he saw the big picture. It's very complicated, but in that issue, Vince was savvy way beyond those underneath him and saw what would happen long-term and made the big picture smart call. If that happened now, the situation would be the same and she wouldn't be fired for the same reason. Her being fired for that specific incident would have caused a chain of events to happen next that Vince thought would do the company more harm than good. There is no guarantee he was right in how he thought it would play out but it was far more foresight than is usually exhibited in these situations."

Credit: F4WOnline.com Message Boards via Wrestlezone.com


Top 5 Comics That Need to Be Shows

Did Marvel's Original Sin Story Deliver?

Curvy Babe Instagrams Hot New Pics

comments powered by Disqus

Copyright (c) 2011 411mania.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
Click here for our privacy policy. Please help us serve you better, fill out our survey.
Use of this site signifies your agreement to our terms of use.