WWE: AJ Lee returns to wrestling for WOW relaunch after 6 years away

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Former WWE superstar AJ Lee seen at WrestleMania

AJ is back in the business (Picture: WWE)

WWE legend AJ Lee made her sensational return to the wrestling world this week as a major figure in the WOW revival.

The three-time Divas Champion – now going by her real name AJ Mendez six years after leaving WWE and retiring from the business – has signed on as an executive producer and colour commentator for the upcoming relaunch of Women of Wrestling, which is also spearheaded by GLOW founder David McLane and Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss.

Speaking during a press conference on Wednesday evening, she said: ”I have never stopped loving wrestling, but when I retired I retired knowing that I accomplished all of my dreams.

‘Growing up, I had never seen someone that looked like me on TV. I’d never seen myself represented, and it’s really hard to be what you cannot see. So, I worked hard and I became that figure for myself.

‘But my goal after wrestling was to create those characters for the next generation so every little girl could see themselves on TV and know that nothing was impossible.

‘I’m so proud so stand alongside Jennie Buss and Dave McLane and all the powerful superheroes of WOW to create the next stories for the generation of girls who need heroes, and who will know they can become their own.’

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Former IMPACT Wrestling World Champion Tessa Blanchard and The Beast are at the top of the roster, with the show set to relaunch by autumn 2022 across the US through ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group.

In a statement, Jeanie said: ‘Wrestling’s presentation of women has long been very important to me, and we now are presenting the epitome in sports entertainment that will highlight the athleticism of these superstars as we reintroduce WOW.

‘Our partnership with the entire ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group family allows us to continue our mission of providing wrestling fans and WOW Superheroes what they have all deserved: a global platform for a dedicated women’s wrestling league.’

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Tessa added: ‘Wrestling has] taken me all over the world.

‘I’ve gotten to live in different countries, and win championship titles all over the world, but now with WOW, this is without a doubt the biggest platform for women’s wrestling in history.

‘To be a part of it, it’s a testament that we’re changing the status quo for women’s wrestling, for professional wrestling altogether, and it’s just such a blessing to be a part of it.’

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