CraveOnline: What can fans expect from your championship match at Hell In A Cell? Do you have anything special planned because you raised the bar with your title win at NOC?
AJ Lee: Gosh, I don’t know. That’s the thing. Thank you for liking that and the mention. I’m so proud of that. We basically raise the bar and every time I’ve defended the title against Paige I’ve lost so I’m nervous. Its going to be interesting to see what we do that’s different and how we raise the bar this time and increase the intensity. We’re pretty unpredictable and prone to violence so we’ll see what happens [laughs].
CraveOnline: Last year, you dropped that hilariously brutal promo on the Total Divas cast. Did any of them take that personal? And is there any chance we will see you on the Total Divas in the future?
AJ Lee: Well, you know I was a bad guy. I’m a good guy now [laughs]. That kind of came about because the second season they asked me to replace JoJo and to jump on and its just not something I’m interested in. I want to be known for this character on TV two nights a week and then I want to go away and live my life in private. So it’s just not my cup of tea but it’s okay that it’s other people’s cup of tea. I think its funny doing that ‘pipe bombshell’ [promo on Total Divas cast] as I call it. It kind of made people pick a side and get mad and go “Yeah, good for you for not being in it.” In reality, it’s a good opportunity for these girls and you got someone like Paige joining it this year to give their own spice and flavor. It’s something that’s interesting and helps the women in our company have something fun to do and make names for themselves. I’m just interested in myself only wrestling and have a nice quiet private life…as much as I can [laughs].
CraveOnline: Who’s a diva to watch in NXT and what makes her stand out from all the others?
AJ Lee: I’m not the greatest at following it. What have I seen is when I’ve actually been there to have a match myself and I got to work with Bayley. As a person she is amazing and as a wrestler she is amazing. She knows who she is. She has an amazing character. I want the world for her. People I’d say to look out for her are Bayley, Lana, Summer, and Emma. Those are girls who I think has so much potential.
CraveOnline: Do you have a dream match scenario?
AJ Lee: Oh, man. Hmm. I think my dream match scenario happened already. It was me and Kaitlyn when I won the title. We kind of come into the show together and done NXT and had this amazing story leading up to it. That’s my favorite match of all time as well. So my dream scenario would have to be with my best friend when I won the title for the first time. I don’t think it gets better than that.
CraveOnline: What can your fans expect from AJ Lee in the future?
AJ Lee: Oh, man. I don’t know. That’s the fun thing. You never really know. Week-to-week you don’t know what you’re going to get. I’m going to try and keep the title on me this Sunday. Every time I’ve tried to defend against Paige, she’s won [laughs] so I’m a little nervous. Hopefully we can keep that title one me and go for another 295 day run.