Born and raised in New Jersey, Mendez began her professional wrestling career on the state's independent circuit in 2007.
She signed with WWE in 2009 and spent two years in its developmental branch, Florida Championship Wrestling, before her promotion to the main roster.
Her comments addressed WWE executive Stephanie Mc Mahon, who thanked her for the public statement.
WWE chairman and CEO Vince Mc Mahon acknowledged the issue.
While the story is one of the best rags to riches examples that has ever been seen as a true story, there are many things in the book that the WWE Universe didn't know about AJ Lee while she was still on our TV screens every week.