Although her girl-next-door fashion sense and relatively small frame might be misleading, make no mistake: A.J. is an extremely fierce competitor. Since she first introduced herself to the WWE Universe on WWE NXT, this fearless spark plug has shown that there’s no limit to how high she can go.
Inspired by the likes of Rey Mysterio, "Macho Man" Randy Savage and WWE Hall of Famer Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, A.J. is more than comfortable launching herself off the top turnbuckle to punish opponents from above. But, with her unparalleled flexibility and lightning-fast agility, she can also hold her own against more physically-imposing opponents in ground combat.
A.J.'s propensity for beating the odds and staring adversity in the face began long before she entered the squared circle. Growing up, this New Jersey native faced multiple hardships, overcoming extreme poverty and even homelessness. But through it all, she never lost sight of her lifelong goal to thrive as a Diva in WWE.With her high-flying (and high-risk) lucha libre in-ring style and indomitable fighting spirit, the energetic A.J. is sure to pose a threat to any Diva she steps in the ring with.