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CM Punk Wife: Who is the AEW star married to?

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CM Punk is married to AJ Lee, who herself is no stranger to the world of professional wrestling.

Born April Jeanette Mendez on March 19, 1987, AJ Lee is a retired professional wrestler, an American author, and a screenwriter’‹’‹.

She has also worked as an executive producer and colour commentator for WOW ’“ Women of Wrestling’‹’‹.

AJ Lee: A Journey From Hardship to Wrestling Stardom

AJ Lee’s journey into professional wrestling is nothing short of inspiring. She grew up in Union City, New Jersey, in a family that faced significant hardships.

Struggling with poverty, mental illness, and drug addiction, her family frequently moved between apartments and sometimes lived in motels or their car when they could not afford rent’‹.

Despite these challenges, AJ Lee became a standout star in the wrestling world. She started her wrestling career in 2007 in New Jersey’s independent circuit before signing with WWE in 2009.

Over the course of her career, AJ Lee won the Divas Championship a record-tying three times and held the title for an overall record of 406 days. She also won the Slammy Award for Diva of the Year in 2012 and 2014, and readers of Pro Wrestling Illustrated voted her Woman of the Year from 2012 to 2014’‹.

AJ Lee: Beyond Wrestling

Beyond her wrestling career, AJ Lee is an accomplished author, with her 2017 memoir, “Crazy Is My Superpower,” making the New York Times Best Seller list’‹.

This memoir details her journey, including her battle with bipolar disorder, a condition she was diagnosed with around the age of 20. She credits the condition for giving her the bravery to achieve her goals’‹.

The Connection Between CM Punk and AJ Lee

CM Punk, real name Phillip Jack Brooks, married AJ Lee on June 13, 2014. Both being prominent figures in the wrestling world, their relationship has been a topic of interest for many fans.

Since their marriage, AJ Lee has retired from in-ring performing, but she continues to make significant contributions to wrestling and other fields.


In conclusion, CM Punk’s wife, AJ Lee, is a testament to the human spirit’s ability to overcome adversity and achieve great success.

Her journey from a challenging childhood to wrestling stardom, her successful writing career, and her courage in dealing with mental health issues serve as an inspiration for many.

She is a shining example that one’s past does not dictate their future, but it can indeed be a powerful motivator to achieve great things.

Jake Skudder
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