AJ Lee Talks About Missing Wrestling In The Ring, WWE Looks Back At One Mang Gang/Akeem
– Prior to returning to the squared circle on Raw Monday, AJ Lee appeared on The Opie & Anthony Show where she remarked on how much she missed competing in the ring and how prior to assuming the the role of General Manager of Raw, she felt she didn’t need to focus on anything else besides wrestling. However, after being thrust into the authority figure role, she realized how there is so much more to the professional wrestling industry than grappling techniques.
“I was like, ‘I’m just going to wrestle and I don’t need to do anything else. And, I would hear so much advice that there’s so much more to this business than that,” said Lee. There are so many levels and ways for people to connect to you. And, I didn’t get it until I was thrust into this role (as Raw GM) and learned from everybody else that was in it. Now, I appreciate that part of it more than I ever did before. So, I miss the wrestling, but I know that there’s time for that.”
“I don’t think I can cry on cue; I just feel what’s happening. It’s real when it’s happening and I’m there and I’m her. I just kind of react to it.”
– The official WWE website looks back at the career of George Gray as his One Man Gang and Akeem personas are highlighted in an Alumni profile. WWE says of the retired wrestler, who now works as a death row prison guard at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, “The One Man Gang shocked the WWE Universe when he transformed into Akeem, “The African Dream.” The big man has boogied from Deepest, Darkest Africa to WWE.com’s Alumni page, with exclusive photos, videos and career highlights!”