AJ Lee In Hot Water Over Backstage Incident With Michelle Beadle At Tribute to the Troops Taping

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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.

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.

See photos of AJ Lee with CM Punk at Tribute to the Troops

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  • Derek’s Driveway

    Looks like Natalya may win the belt on Sunday after all.

    It’s a damn shame when women become so possessive over their significant others that they’re willing to risk their career by “protecting” them. I also hate that AJ talked down to the Bellas for dating top stars to get popular, only to do it herself.

    • Diva101

      Why is it that EVERY time a Diva dates a top superstar it’s to get more. Popular! Did you ever think maybe they like each other! And that doesn’t even make sense in this cause because AJ Lee is already popular so why would she need Punk?! If she was using him wouldn’t she brag around and not keep if a secret! Think people.

    • cj

      Aj was popular prior to dating CM Punk. She was already in the spotlight before dating CM Punk. Dating CM Punk doesn’t give you the leverage backstage in WWE as dating Cena or being married to HHH would. Punk is a main eventer but isn’t at all caught up in the off camera politics in WWE. Aj lee THE CHARACTER dated several top starsand had story lines with them that resulted in her popularity, AJ lee the person did not. Even though it was for tv, her words for the Bellas are correct. Nikki Bella is untouchable due to Cena

  • Jax Monroe

    I thought Punk was with Lita..?

  • jason

    Lol. Vince, Steph and Trip should be worried, the talent are creating their own soap opera story lines now…

  • WWE RaZaR

    Well, Nattie is new Divas champ come tonight!