Piper’s Pit: A.J. Lee and Daniel Bryan [April 10th, 2012]
A.J. Lee’s popularity skyrocketed in 2012, having been the focal point of Daniel Bryan’s frustration following a huge loss at WrestleMania 28 to Sheamus. Bryan blamed the loss on A.J., who Bryan kissed just after the bell rang and distracted Bryan long enough for Sheamus to hit the Brogue Kick and win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. In this segment, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper holds Piper’s Pit on SmackDown, featuring special guests A.J. Lee and Daniel Bryan.
Just watching this segment is kind of depressing, as it serves as a reminder that they’re all former faces of the company.
“The second I saw his face, pointy bat-like ears, soulful
eyes, pronounced under bite, hilariously messy hair, with a bit of an
attitude problem to boot - I knew I had found the one. I excitedly
showed my husband [UFC Fighter, CM Punk] and he immediately fell in
love. We both had a deep connection to this mutty misfit. A few days
later the little Wolfman, we named Larry Talbot, was a member of the
family and helped nurse me back to health. Our little guy has endured
such a hard past but is nothing but gracious and loving. He has brought
so much happiness into our home that I wanted to find a way to give back
to the amazing people who took care of our furry baby before we could.” (x)