AJ Lee's connection with former WWE superstar CM Punk may have caused her to lose the Divas title in a shocking way at Survivor Series, reports cagesideseats.com.
Lee lost her prestigious championship at Sunday's pay-per-view event in a matter of seconds after The Bella Twins used extremely different tactics to secure the victory.
In fact, just after the match started, Brie Bella distracted Lee by kissing her, ultimately allowing Nikki Bella to deliver the Rack Attack on her rival and completing the pin. It has been suggested, however, that Lee, who is married to CM Punk, only lost the title in such bizarre circumstances because of her relationship with the former WWE superstar.
Punk, of course, hasn't been seen in the industry since last year's Royal Rumble, and is reportedly involved in a huge feud with the likes of Vince McMahon and Co. It appears, then, that Lee is stuck in the middle of the controversial issue and has ultimately been made to pay by the company.
Despite the 'Black Widow' attempting to continue her wrestling career without any fuss, the WWE Universe have consistently chanted the words of "CM Punk, CM Punk" at her every-time she has entered the ring over the course of the last nine-months or so.
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If true, it certainly seems a bizarre move from WWE as Lee has been a key figure of the women's division in recent time. In fact, she's built up quite the reputation within the industry, and is regard by many as the best female wrestler in the company.
It remains to be seen as to whether Lee will now be forced out of the industry or whether McMahon and Co. will hand her the opportunity to shine for the long term.
It's unlikely, however, that the Punk issue will go away anytime soon, with the WWE Universe still hoping to see the self proclaimed 'Best in the World' back in the ring in the new year.
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