AJ Lee got into the wrestling world upon seeing her brother’s fascination towards World Wrestling Federation. She was inspired with a WWF female wrestler, Lita, whom she met at an autograph signing. She quit attending New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts as a result of family and financial woes. She registered in a wrestling school while working full time to cover her tuition. Beneath the tutelage of Jay Lethal, Lee undergoes training and debuted under the name, Miss April on the New Jersey independent circuit in 2007. The next year, Lee joined the Women Superstars Uncensored which based in New Jersey. While with the WSU, Lee formed a tag team with Brooke Carter and they won the title from the Beatdown Betties. In May 2009, Lee joined the World Wrestling Entertainment. She was delegated to Florida Championship Wrestling and used the ring name, AJ Lee. During Lee’s tenure at FCW, she was hailed as Queen of FCW in a fight against Serena Mancini and won the FCW Divas Championship. On August 31, 2010, Lee was chosen to be part of third season of NXT.Several tag team cooperation with other female wrestlers, and won three WWE Divas Championship, she made a decision to retire from in-ring contest on April 3, 2015.