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Paige defeats AJ Lee to become new WWE divas champ

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According to an Apr. 7 report from Fansided, NXT star Paige pinned AJ Lee during the Apr. 7 episode of WWE Monday Night Raw to become the new WWE divas champ.

Lee, who held the WWE divas belt since early last year, goaded Paige into accepting a match during WWE Monday Night Raw in New Orleans, and not many fans thought the NXT star would notch the victory so soon into her WWE career.

After all, Lee defeated 14 WWE divas one night earlier during the Vickie Guerrero Divas Championship Invitational at Wrestlemania 30.

Unfortunately for Lee, it appears the WWE wants a changing of the guard in the WWE divas division.

Paige, a 21-year-old from England, became a huge star in NXT after defeating Summer Rae and Natalya last year.

Most of WWE Universe knew she was climbing quickly up the ranks, but not many expected her to become the WWE Divas Champion so quickly.

The WWE loves to throw its fans curveballs, and that's exactly what happened during the Apr. 7 episode of WWE Monday Night Raw.

Of course there's a chance that AJ Lee will win her belt back in the weeks ahead, and possibly start a feud with Paige that will culminate at next year's Wrestlemania.

Unfortunately for Lee, it appears Paige is the real deal and that the WWE wants to give her a big push in the months ahead.

The Apr. 7 episode of WWE Monday Night Raw also featured an appearance from Alexander Rusev, another former NXT star who has been making waves in developmental territory.

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