During a recent Q&A to promote her new book, AJ Lee was asked why she turned down Total Divas. She said that she was given seven storylines to pick from but she turned them down because she’s an introvert and she likes her privacy. She was supposed to replace JoJo as the tiny girl on the show. For the very few fans that think the show is real, I hope that puts to bed any questions about the scripted nature of the show.
She added, “I didn’t realize how offensive that would be [turning down the offer to do the show] and I think Vince McMahon got a kick out of that because people kind of jump at those opportunities and he was kind of fatherly towards me. He came up to me at Raw and was like ‘so you don’t wanna do the show?’ I said no and he’s like ‘ok well, tell us why today’ and that was it. They gave me a live mic and I guess nobody knew I was doing it.” She said that McMahon was so proud of her afterward.
You can listen to AJ’s comments below and scroll down for the Total Divas pipebomb promo: