WrestleMania Diary: AJ Lee, Day 3

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April 05, 2013

SETTING THE (GRANDEST) STAGE, 9:54 a.m.
Finishing up at radio row, AJ takes a brief detour across the Meadowlands parking lot to MetLife Stadium, where hard-hatted crew members work tirelessly to craft a setting worthy of The Showcase of the Immortals.

As sunlight pours into the stadium roof, AJ gazes upon a landscape that instantly makes this year’s WrestleMania more tangible than ever.

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“Doing interviews and talking about WrestleMania, it still feels so far away, but after seeing the ring and walking down the ramp, it’s actually happening,” she says, peering up at the grandiose WrestleMania set. “I definitely don’t see myself sleeping at all Saturday night. This is what I imagine Christmas is like for regular children. I’m going to be up all night and will, in turn, keep ‘Ziggy’ up all night.”

CAKING POINT, 11:16 a.m.
After her sneak preview of WrestleMania’s grandeur, AJ Lee’s sweet tooth takes control. She swings by her hotel to pick up her pugilistic pal Big E Langston, a rippling mass of humanity who looks out of place in any vehicle without armor plating and tank treads. Squeezing into an SUV with his unhinged ally, Langston prepares for some pre-WrestleMania carb-loading at renowned Carlo’s Bake Shop in Hoboken, N.J.

Initially expressing some mild disappointment that the home of TV’s “Cake Boss” serves nothing in the way of “big plates of meat,” Langston enters the crowded-to-capacity bakery and ultimately casts his gaze upon a glass case bearing a vast selection of sugary treats. But there’s one dessert that tempts above all others: strawberry shortcake. Langston does not leave Carlo’s dissatisfied, and neither does AJ.

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“I worked in Hoboken and I passed by Carlo’s and I watched the show, but I just never thought I’d have the patience to wait in line with a couple hundred people,” AJ tells WWE.com. “It was cool to be able to beat the crowds … I think people were afraid of E.”

Not really feeling the need to set aside any indulgences for Dolph, proclaiming that she’s “all the sweetness he needs,” AJ plans on treating herself this afternoon, especially given the hectic morning she’s had.

“I’ve been up since 3:30, so I’m going to fall asleep with cupcake hanging out of my mouth as I have a serious sugar crash,” AJ affirms. “And that’s the way to nap.”


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