AJ Lee Storyline May Have Been Nixed To Do Suicidal Inferences, Says Former WWE Writer

In the summer of 2012, AJ Lee (also known as AJ Mendez Brooks, author of 'Crazy Is My Superpower') became the focal point of WWE. Trapped in a love square with CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, and Kane, AJ was forced to choose between the three. After months of contemplation, she eventually found love with the leader of the Yes! Movement. 

But not before shoving him, and Punk, through a table.

Swerve Strickland Returning To HOG At HOG High Intensity

Despite the angle being one of the more memorable moments in Raw history, it was not planned to happen that way originally.

Appearing on The Agenda Podcast, former WWE Managing Writer Tom Casiello told how the story was supposed to play out, before it was eventually changed to what we saw on television.

"(Vince and I) had talked about, AJ didn't know which one of them to support and get behind. So, AJ would get up on the turnbuckle, and throw herself through the table. In the production meeting it was like, 'Are we promoting, that girls should attempt suicide, to get a guys attention?' And we all thought, 'Oh, are we? That didn't occur to us. But we might be," said Casiello.

Casiello said that he agreed with the concerns over the angle, noting that they were caught up in their own idea in the "wrestling bubble" before realizing that it could send a bad message. 

Casiello spent over five years as a writer in WWE, working with a lot of the female talent. On the podcast, he also tells the story of Eve Torres' heel turn and Kaitlyn potentially joining the Wyatt family.

Get exclusive pro wrestling content on Fightful Select, our premium news service! Click here to learn more.