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AJ Lee becomes the longest reigning Divas Champion

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AJ Lee is now the longest reigning Divas Champion in the history of the belt. 

The title has only been in circulation since 2008 but has since became the sole women's title belt in WWE after the Women's Championship and Divas Championship were unified back in 2010.

AJ has wanted the original and one of the oldest belts in WWE history the women's title to come back for a long time, even posing for pictures with both titles when she captured the belt and famously had the date tattooed on the back of her neck, but WWE are yet to recognise this and are so far happy with the new purple butterfly belt.

The bar was set for the championship by Maryse when she became only the second champion back in 2008 and held the title for 212 days before finally being de-throned by former five-time women's champion Mickie James at the 2009 Night of Champions pay-per-view.

Whilst the women's wrestling division has seen somewhat of a slump since the likes of Melina, Mickie James, Beth Phoenix, Michelle McCool and Maryse left many feel that Lee has helped to lift the division and put it back on the map.

AJ originally debuted back in 2010 when she became one of the rookie divas on season three of NXT. Following her call up to the main roster Lee and long time friend Kaitlyn have headlined the divas division as friends and then rivals before Kaitlyn's departure from the company a few weeks ago.

AJ is now part of a feud involving the "Total Divas" from the TV show and the "real divas" who were not asked to participate in E! Networks hit show. The new opponent she is likely to defend her title against is Naomi after several matches and wins for one half of The Funkadactyls.

The current champion tweeted: "It’s official. Longest reigning Diva’s champ. 213 and counting."

The diva should be set to defend her title at The Royal Rumble next week which means even if she loses her belt she will be the new benchmark to beat with a record of 224 days.

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