AJ Lee is not leaving WWE, despite rumors to the contrary. We killed off the rumor last week in Ask WNW but new questions surfaced following her booking at Sunday’s Survivor Series pay-per-view. It was there, AJ was put under Nikki Bella in less than a minute after Brie distracted her with a kiss.
We can confirm AJ Lee is on the booking sheets for several upcoming shows and remains under a WWE Performer’s Contract. The booking of Brie and her re-alliance with Nikki is part of a heel turn.
Another note that needs to be made is that Nikki Bella is the first active cast member of Total Divas to hold the Divas Championship. Remember, it was Nikki that said active cast members of the series couldn’t win the belt but the company was “figuring it out.”
The Total Divas reality series has significant influence on the booking of WWE storylines. We reported earlier this month how the push of Tyson Kidd was in direct connection to the producers of Total Divas being high up on the Nattie/TJ segments. That followed our October report, where we previewed the push before it happened.
So to recap, AJ Lee dropping the Divas Championship in under a minute at Survivor Series was the scripted way for her to lose the title, alluding to Daniel Bryan's 18-second title loss at Wrestlemania 28. Brie has turned heel and realigned with Nikki Bella. Nikki is the first active member of the Total Divas cast to hold the Divas Championship and the Total Divas reality series has significant influence over the booking of WWE storylines.