AJ Lee In Hot Water Over Backstage Incident With Michelle Beadle At Tribute to the Troops Taping
Reigning WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee is reportedly in hot water with WWE management after “causing a scene” at last Wednesday’s Tribute to the Troops event in Pierce County, Washington.
Wrestling Observer editor Dave Meltzer disclosed in a podcast (posted Sunday morning on F4WOnline.com, available here via subscription) that Lee saw NBC personality Michelle Beadle (who was on hand hosting the event) chatting with CM Punk backstage at the event and “freaked out.” More specifically, Lee threw an obscenity-laced tirade at the popular television personality.
Meltzer says that a lot of people in the company were very embarrassed and angry at Lee over the incident, mainly for “coming off like her character in real life, and not in a good way.” She is expected to be disciplined for her behavior.
A message Beadle posted the following day on Twitter appears to allude to the situation.
Lost another friend to CGFN….crazy girlfriend neutering. It's real people. Check your buddies. Affects everyone.
— Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) December 12, 2013
Meltzer noted that Punk is very upset with company officials over the matter. A message Punk posted Thursday evening on Twitter appears to allude to the situation.
It's difficult to always try to do business the proper way with a company that refuses to practice the same standards.
— Coach (@CMPunk) December 12, 2013