Friend Encounters is a weekly series featuring friends who have met celebrities.
Today I feature my buddy Tony Feddeler meeting former wrestler AJ Lee. Tony gets extra points for wearing the Johngy shirt.
AJ Lee was on a book signing tour. In Crazy Is My Superpower, AJ writes about overcoming obstacles in her life. Lee was misdiagnosed as a youngster, but eventually discovered she was bipolar. Lee went on to have a successful, although relatively short, career in wrestling. She married fellow wrestler CM Punk. The couple now resides in Chicago.
AJ has been vocal about her struggles and has worked with several organizations to promote mental health. Even during the height of her WWE success, AJ remained herself. She didn't cave to look like typical WWE divas.
AJ was and is an inspiration to young women and even old guys like me. Her book is a fantastic read.
I know Tony is a big fan of hers. I appreciate him wearing the Johngy shirt. Some might think he wore it to impress AJ. I am not going to go that far (although I won't argue against that theory).
Go to AJMendez.com for all the info on AJ and her book. I highly encourage anyone to read this book. It's a lot more about life than wrestling. Also, follow AJ Mendez on twitter.
Tony Feddeler and AJ Lee in LaGrange, IL-April 2017.