Who is CM Punk's wife? Fans call for AJ Lee to join husband after AEW debut

Joshua Rogers August 21, 2021
Who is CM Punk's wife? Fans call for AJ Lee to join husband after AEW debut
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CM Punk made an incredible return to the ring this week, officially joining All Elite Wrestling. Afterwards, people were calling for CM Punk’s wife AJ Lee to join AEW too.

CM Punk makes AEW debut

CM Punk, real name Philip Jack Brooks, made his first wrestling appearance in seven years on Friday (20 August).

Debuting at AEW Rampage, the 42-year-old announced his return to the ring, officially joining All Elite Wrestling.

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The crowd in United Center, Chicago – Punk’s hometown – went crazy at the news, as did social media.

Some even called for his wife to join him. Let’s take a look at who AJ Lee is.

Who is CM Punk’s wife, AJ Lee?

AJ Lee, or April Jeanette Mendez, was born on 19 March 1987 and has been married to CM Punk for seven years.

AJ is a former WWE wrestler, winning the Divas Championship a record-tying three times.

She was also awarded Diva of the Year in 2012 and 2014, and readers of Pro Wrestling Illustrated voted her Woman of the Year from 2012 to 2014.

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However, she retired from WWE in 2015, despite being one of the company’s biggest stars.

She retired due to increasing tension between her husband and WWE, with Punk ‘s well-documented conflict with the company causing stress for her too.

Effectively caught in the middle, she chose to retire, and has had an equally successful career outside the ring as she did inside.

AJ Lee is a celebrity writer, speaker, and entrepreneur. Her memoir ‘Crazy Is My Superpower: How I Triumphed by Breaking Bones, Breaking Hearts, and Breaking the Rules’ was ranked in top 10 of New York Times Best Seller List.

Furthermore, she started Scrappy Heart Productions which represents American Latinx storytellers.

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Fans call for AJ Lee to join husband CM Punk at AEW

After Punk’s debut on AEW, fans were calling for AJ Lee to come out of retirement and join her husband.

AEW is steadily building the talent on its roster, and adding a former WWE champion, who also happens to be married to CM Punk, would be a major coup.

Fans are certainly here for it.

Stranger things have happened!

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.