AJ Lee won the WWE Divas Championship from Kaitlyn at Payback on June 16, 2013 – a date which she had tattooed on the back of her neck. Today marks the 213th day of her reign, and WWE is marking it as the day which sees her become the longest-reigning Divas Champion in the title’s five and a half year history… though if you look at it another way, AJ won’t hit that accolade until Sunday.
You see, WWE is claiming that Maryse‘s mammoth title run was 212 days – from December 26, 2008 to July 26, 2009. However, her title victory over Michelle McCool was on a taped episode of SmackDown, and the taping took place on December 22, 2008. If you argue that a title reign begins when the switch happens on a taped show and not when it is broadcast – making Maryse’s run with the belt at 216 days rather than 212 – then AJ is celebrating her achievement four days early.
In WWE’s Universe where tapings aren’t acknowledged and everything is treated as being live, today really is the day – so by its own logic, AJ has hit her milestone.
Either way, AJ’s reign has been more eventful than Maryse’s. After defeating Kaitlyn in a number of rematches and then entering a one-woman crusade against the Total Divas cast – primarily Brie Bella, Natalya and Naomi – AJ seems to be at a bit of a loose end, waiting for a new challenger.
So we thought we would throw open the topic to you. Who do you think will be next to get a crack at the Divas Championship, and who do you think will be the one to finally end AJ’s run with the belt? Leave us your thoughts in the comments section below.