News of Paige and Alicia Fox joining the cast of Total Divas broke, and it wasn’t long before the narrative moved toward Punk.
With Paige and Fox now on the reality show, only a sliver of the Divas division isn’t a part of it. Most notably, AJ Lee is in that increasingly small group. One report suggested that her exclusion was thanks to her marriage to Punk.
According to F4WOnline (h/t Wrestling Inc), AJ hasn’t been added to the cast because she is married to Punk.
A show that films one’s personal life, as Total Divas does, would no doubt have to include one’s spouse. In AJ’s case, that’s not something WWE wants and is likely not something Punk would be psyched about.
AJ, though, says that’s not the reason she won’t be joining Brie Bella and Co. on the E! Network.
In an interview with Chuck Carroll on Turnbuckle Weekly, AJ told a different story:
I could do it, but I wouldn’t do it. I’m just happy being who I am on TV two days a week and on live events and then going into my private life, and into my little hole in the middle of nowhere and having no one talk to me about my private life.