CM Punk walked away from WWE in 2014, and not too long after his wife AJ Lee retired for good in 2015. Last summer CM Punk set the wrestling world on fire with his AEW debut which naturally led to questions about whether or not AJ Lee could return as well.
Talk of AJ Lee’s potential return picked up with she signed on to work with Women of Wrestling as an executive producer and commentator. However, it doesn’t sound like she’s gotten the itch to return to the ring. The former WWE Divas Champion discussed CM Punk’s return on The Sessions with Renee Paquette, and she also explained why fans shouldn’t hold out for her to follow in his footsteps.
“I always say, ‘never say never, but don’t hold your breath’ and everyone holds on to the ‘never say never.’ [laughing] Don’t hold your breath, you’re going to die. I just wanted him to be emotionally safe and protected. That’s been the coolest thing about his experience. It feels like he’s always in a safe space and has a good group of people around him in AEW, that makes me very happy. There was a lot of ‘Let’s go!’ To me, that didn’t spark anything in me, but the combination of wrestling and writing, wrestling and producing, that was more comfortable and more exciting because it was a challenge.
“I always felt great about the timing of when I retired. You never want to be the last girl at the party, you want to go out on top. Everything felt so perfect and tied up in a bow. I know his experience is different. To me, I didn’t want him, or me with WOW, anything to feel like you were the person going back to hang out with high school kids. I was hoping it wasn’t that and it seems to not be.”
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