The girl-next-door image has not done AJ any favors in recent months. She has gone from being Daniel Bryan’s human shield to his subservient gal pal to … well, his ex-subservient gal pal.
Arguably, poor AJ needs not so much a rebound as a rebranding of sorts. This is where A.W. comes in; he can re-label the “Geek Goddess” into a warrior princess, capitalizing off her post-breakup beatdown of Natalya on SmackDown recently to transform her into the vicious spitfire of the Divas division. Who knows, A.W. could even get her in the ring against Bryan himself when she’s ready, and give her a chance at getting even. Really, who wouldn’t say “Yes!” to that?