This past Monday night on Raw, AJ Lee elevated the diva's division for the first time since the days of Lita and Trish Stratus.
The diva's division has been heading in the right direction since the great match between AJ and Kaitlyn at Payback. They followed it up with another solid performance at Money in the Bank a month later.
On Monday night though, AJ took it to a whole different level.
After Brie Bella defeated Natalya, AJ cut a promo (which was similar to CM Punk's 'pipebomb' in 2011) on the cast of Total Divas. She talked about how she has earned everything in her career while the cast of Total Divas have been handed everything for various reasons.
I think it was meant to be a heel promo but the crowd at Raw loved it and began chanting AJ's name simply because she was telling the truth.
The best line was when AJ looked over towards the Bella twins and said "I didn't get here because I sucked up to the right people'. For those of you that aren't aware what she meant by that, it was a shot at the Bella's as they are dating two of the top guys in the WWE right now; John Cena and Daniel Bryan. That was an 'Oh my God. I can't believe she just said that' moment.
Despite how good the promo was though, it was almost completely ruined by the Bella twins and Eva Marie constantly screaming insults towards AJ while she was trying to drop her 'pipebomb'. The Bella's couldn't let AJ have the spotlight for just five minutes. I was praying they would be quiet and let AJ talk uninterrupted.
In the end it didn't matter what they did. AJ's promo stole the segment and maybe even the show. She is the greatest diva since the days of Lita and Trish Stratus and the rest of the divas have to step up if they are to compete on AJ's level.