|By Raj Giri||August 20, 2012 | Comments|
Source: EsquireEsquire interviewed RAW General Manager AJ Lee over the weekend, here are some highlights:
Being undersized when coming up in FCW: "I had never lifted a weight in my life. I was thin and didn't realize how small I was — I was like 96 pounds when I got signed. You don't want to be 96 pounds. It's not attractive. I didn't know how to do my hair and makeup. I was such a tomboy. The fact that they can see through that and say, We're going to teach you — that helped me learn. I learned how to work out. I gained 10 pounds of muscle within a year."
Being different from other Divas: I heard a million times to clean up, but not be too much of a tomboy. I heard, 'This is what you have to convert to, this is the formula.' I heard, 'People want to hang out with you but it might not get you where you need to go — they won't put your poster on the wall.' And you know, it's wrong. There was something in me where I knew that people wanted someone that they could relate to. I was able to show that I was goofy and dorky, and right away, people embraced that. The company noticed and they were like, Let's just go with that."
Being the RAW GM: "I'm the boss! I run our flagship program, and it's a huge weight to carry. It's hilarious that the tiniest person has the most power. It came completely out of left field. I had no idea that they were looking for a general manager for a really long time. They felt that it would be really surprising and unpredictable. So, you know, I book matches. I'm the boss of all the guys. It's fun because a lot of them have wronged me."
Lee also discussed going to wrestling school, if the UFC is taking some of WWE's audience and more, you can check out the full interview at this link.
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