AJ Lee Talks About Her Character Getting Over, Strange Fan Encounters & More

WWE RAW General Manager AJ Lee was recently interviewed by ESPN’s Tech blog. Not only is AJ a “crazy chick” but she’s also a self-proclaimed geek and gamer. Here are some highlights of what AJ said about:

Winning the WWE ’12 Video Game Tournament at WrestleMania 28 Week: “You know what’s funny is, everyone knows that I love playing video games, so they were all telling me, “I know you’re going to win this.” But I was terrified because I had never had the chance to play the game, and the gameplay in “WWE 12” was completely different than the game that came out the year before. The pinning system, kicking out, the submission system is all so different, so I thought I was so screwed. But I got to play two or three practice matches before the tournament started, then I just got really lucky. Everyone thought I had been playing for months, but I only played like two matches. I’m proud of that win. I keep the trophy in my office.”

Strange Encounters With Fans: “The other day I was in Walgreens just trying to buy a toothbrush… and this guy who works there is helping me for like 10 minutes, then all of a sudden he blurts out: ‘You shouldn’t let Daniel Bryan talk to you like that!’ and runs away. I was like, ‘What?’ I was so confused. [laughs] It’s so weird because people know you even if you don’t know them, and I’m still wrapping my head around that… I had someone come up to me at the airport and grab my engagement ring after Daniel Bryan proposed to me, and she was like, ‘Oh my God, this is amazing. You and Daniel are going to be so happy.’ It’s weird. Everyone feels like they know you. It’s an adjustment.”

Her Character’s Popularity With The WWE Universe: “I think the important thing is that I’ve never tried to be someone I’m not. People can read right through that. There’s a place for people who are unattainable where you want to have their poster on your wall because they’re larger than life, and that’s fine, but that’s not me. I’m not the coolest person in the world. I’m not the sexiest Diva or the strongest Diva. I know who I am. I’m not the most popular person and I’m kind of dorky and I’m someone you can see at your school or as your neighbor, and I think people like that. I think I’m a girl that represents someone you might know or would like to hang out with, and I think people just relate to me. I also look like I’m about 14, [laughs] so maybe I look like I do go to high school with everyone. I just think it’s cool that people have taken to me. Before I was on the show, I was a fan, and I think people can see that.”

Comparisons to Miss Elizabeth: “I think I have a long way to go. She is out of my league, but I appreciate the comparison. I think it’s the innocence people see in the two of us, and having something that’s more of an understatement. A woman who appears to be more of a gentle creature on TV. It’s amazing to me to be compared at all to her, or anyone in the past. I hope I can be someone people look at in the future and compare other people to me. It’s a big deal, and I appreciate it.”

* Pictures Of AJ LEE Before She Was In WWE