WWE News: AJ Lee Returning Soon — Could Begin Feud With Stephanie McMahon

Former WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee has been out-of-action for over a month due to an injury, and with WrestleMania 31 on the horizon, it’s extremely likely that we’ll see AJ back in a WWE ring sooner rather than later.

Four months ago, WWE uploaded a video on their YouTube channel which teased a possible match-up between AJ Lee and Stephanie McMahon. WWE knows that AJ vs. Stephanie is the most intriguing match they could put together in their divas division, and it’s a match that WWE fans have been calling for ever since AJ’s husband, CM Punk, left WWE in January of last year.

There have been rumors that AJ is going to be leaving WWE for good at some point in the near future, and after she was defeated by Nikki Bella in just 35 seconds back at November’s Survivor Series, many WWE fans saw that as a strong sign that the rumors of AJ leaving WWE were true. Well they weren’t, as AJ continued on and lost to Nikki Bella again at December’s TLC event. AJ has been on hiatus ever since.

AJ Lee is considered the best all-around performer in WWE’s divas division, and the entire division has been hurting in her absence.

If WWE decides to have AJ Lee feud with Stephanie McMahon, the feud with have the potential to be one of the hottest in the entire company. As mentioned before, AJ Lee is married to former WWE superstar CM Punk, who isn’t exactly on good terms with WWE at the moment, so the potential feud between AJ and Stephanie could involve some things that are very real.

The other option for AJ Lee is a feud with the current WWE Divas Champion Nikki Bella, who defeated AJ for the title back at Survivor Series. Nikki vs. AJ is far less interesting than Stephanie vs. AJ, but Stephanie may not be all that interested in getting back into the ring.

Vince McMahon’s rule is that he needs to have a divas match on every single show, even if the match is just filler. Vince understands that Stephanie is probably the top heel in WWE, and having her compete in a match at WrestleMania 31 with WWE’s number one diva — AJ Lee — could be big, especially when you throw the aforementioned personal issues between AJ’s husband and WWE into the mix.

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