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CM Punk is often considered as the best talker in WWE history, as per many of the fans. He delivered a number of promos that made a great impact on the audience and brought significant changes to the storylines.
It also includes that infamous ‘pipe-bomb’ promo in 2011 that took direct shots at the WWE and the owner Vince McMahon, himself.
Often people consider this one as perhaps the greatest promo cut by a WWE superstar. However, CM Punk himself does not think that way and chose none other than his wife, AJ Lee when asked for the ‘promo of the decade.’
WWE On FOX asked fans what the best WWE promo was in this decade. Most of the people decided it was CM Punk cutting the famous Pipe Bomb speech. However, the former WWE Champion chose to be exceptional, again. He selected AJ Lee’s promo from an August 2013 episode to be the best of all-time.
— player/coach (@CMPunk) December 19, 2019
Through her incredible verbal skills, AJ Lee ran through a list of divas and buried them all. She basically took shots at the newly inaugurated Total Divas show which focused more on their lives than their wrestling abilities.
It generated a lot of heat and which got well for the storyline where AJ claimed to be the savior of the then Divas division. It also started the slow process where WWE would remove the ‘Divas’ term from their books.
You may have a look at the comments AJ Lee thrown at the Bella Twins, Natalya and more so-called Divas,
“I have done more in one year than all of you have done in your entire collective careers. I have saved your Divas division, I have shattered glass ceilings, I have broken down doors. Why? So, so, a bunch of ungrateful, stiff, plastic manikins can waltz on through without even getting as much of a thank you?
You guys can’t even go backstage and shake my hand and look at me in the eyes because you know that I worked my entire life to get here, I gave my life to this and you were just handed fifteen minutes of fame.
I didn’t get here because I was cute, or because I came from a famous wrestling family, or because I sucked up to the right people. I got here because I am good. I earned this Championship and no matter how many red carpets you guys wanna walk in your four thousand dollars ridiculous heels, you will never be able to lace up my Chuck Taylors.”
Now that’s how words can make an impact in the WWE. Whether you like it or not, AJ Lee made a point back then that benefitted the female roster. She may not have been around with the WWE, after this.
But the promo has been used as the stepping stone for brighter things to come. No wonder why Stephanie McMahon wants AJ Lee back in the WWE, once more.