At Sunday's TLC pay-per-view, AJ Lee cost John Cena the opportunity to win the Money in the Bank briefcase by shoving over the ladder he was standing on to the shock and awe of the WWE Universe.
On Monday's Raw, she refused to reveal her reasoning for such a move, but she did capture a Slammy award for the kiss she shared with the leader of the Cenation just weeks earlier. More importantly, she planted a long lip-lock on the man she helped to victory Sunday, Dolph Ziggler, much to the chagrin of acting Raw authority figure, Vickie Guerrero.
Enraged, Vickie set up a main event for Raw in which she would team with John Cena to meet Ziggler and AJ. In that match, AJ and Vickie would momentarily interact before the latter walked out, drawing Vickie with her. Moments later, Lee would return with NXT star Big E. Langston, who would leave John Cena laying as Raw went off the air.
SPOILERS follow if you have not seen this week's SmackDown
On Tuesday's live SmackDown broadcast, AJ's motivations became clearer when she, Ziggler and Langston appeared on Miz TV. Claiming that John Cena toyed with her emotions, showing little regard for her or the work she put into making him happy and protecting his image, she said she had found a real man in Dolph Ziggler, someone who would not treat her like trash.
From there, she introduced her "friend," Big E. Langston, who, as she revealed, did not take kindly to other Superstars or Divas who referred to her as "crazy." Langston, upon being given the signal from Dolph Ziggler, laid waste to the wise-cracking Miz.
Just prior to the Divas Championship match between Kaitlyn and Eve, AJ would approach her one-time best friend Kaitlyn and try to talk to her. The dissension between the two, and AJ's new attitude, only resulted in a further split. AJ attacked Kaitlyn, and a backstage brawl between the two broke out, a brawl that had to be broken up by referees and agents.
In the evening's main event, Langston attacked John Cena, preventing him from defeating Dolph Ziggler to win the match for him and Sheamus. With the WWE's golden boy unconscious in the center of the ring and the massive newcomer standing over his fallen body, AJ and Dolph engaged in a passionate kiss to close out the Super SmackDown special.
It was an impressive week for the Diva Debate "Diva of the Year" award winner who, in the span of three days, took a character fans felt such great sympathy for and turned it on its ear, becoming a psychotic, manipulative, love-crazed vixen aligned with the hottest young star in the business and a massive man capable of holding his own against any strong man in the business.
With the new year on the horizon, AJ looks to be professional wrestling's leading lady.