Former WWE Superstar AJ Mendez-Brooks (aka AJ Lee) appeared on NBC’s “Last Call With Carson Daly” this week to talk about her life and to promote her NY Times best-selling book “Crazy Is My Superpower.”
She said that her life plan was to make it to WWE and get an action figure. She also wanted to be a champion so she was able to check off all of those goals.
She noted that she grew up in a volatile household and violence was normalized to her in a very unhealthy way. She talked about growing up in a rough neighborhood. Her parents would tell her and her siblings to practice fighting against each other and finding wrestling helped her to channel that rage.
She talked about some of her injuries. She says that one time her tooth went through her face and ended up hitting her opponent’s forehead. She said that her goal was to change the definition of what women wrestlers could be because women were used as a prop at one time. She described wrestling as “Cirque du Soliel having a love child with SNL” and that there’s a strange dance where you have to really look like you are murdering your opponent when, in reality, you are protecting their life 30 times during a match.
Check out the interview below: