As much as I think AJ is by far the biggest reason to watch the WWE right now, I think you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who thinks that the last storyline involving her and John Cena is even close to as effective as it was earlier in 2012 with Daniel Bryan, CM Punk and Kane. And it's more than just about entertainment. Ever since AJ has been involved with Cena, her character has become increasingly sexualised, and that's not a good thing.
Lets go back to the start of the year, when AJ was merely the innocent, mistreated and abused girlfriend of Daniel Bryan. AJ never particularly asked for the spotlight that was put upon her. She started getting it after she was run over by the Big Show. As we know, Daniel treated her worse and worse up to, and after he lost the WHC. Despite her best efforts to fix the situation, the trauma pushed AJ over the edge and she began losing her friends, and her stable emotional state. Things only got worse when Punk (the guy who was originally supposed to be more caring) and Kane came into the picture, but it was never an overtly sexualised thing. You can argue about the merits of AJ's crazy chick persona, but the point was that she was overcoming the guys who treated her badly on her own - most notably the Raw when she pushed both Bryan and Kane through a table. When has a female in WWE ever done that?
Daniel Bryan wasn't through with AJ though, and attempted a plan to have her committed, after tricking her into marriage - but again AJ foiled his plan. She was clearly in the right the entire time, and her being made GM reflected her growing popularity with the crowd. Again, you can argue about the merits of her run as GM, but she still wasn't a sexualised character, the focus being on her mental state and her "mistreatement" of those who had done her wrong in the past.
But then along came John Cena. AJ was linked to him through no real fault of her own, Cena made the first move and while all the evidence suggested that AJ never did anything inappropriate - she was forced to resign from her position to protect Cena - she was still doing the right thing. But the major fault here was that her character was becoming increasingly sexualised, with ideas of fraternisation and an inappropriate relationship. Before AJ was crazy, but now the waters were muddied.
Now AJ's turned on Cena because she put everything on the line for him and he didn't pay her back. But now instead of Daniel Bryan being mad that she "cost" him the title, or CM Punk hating her for "unfairly" putting him in matches - the almighty John Cena doesn't care that she cost him his match at TLC - he's slut shaming her - and that's not good.
The second major problem with all of this is how hypocritical the whole storyline makes Cena look - and when you think about it, how little sense it makes for anyone to even remotely consider cheering him. Just a matter of weeks ago Cena was defending AJ to everyone about what a great person she was, and how everything people were saying about her being crazy was wrong. But since then she costs him a match, and all of a sudden she's a slut? How does that make any sense? Fine, hate her for crossing you and costing you the match - but Cena just glosses over that. All the stuff that he used on Raw to slut shame her virtually all happened before TLC. But apparently one more relationship (and a mutual loving one for the first time) makes her a slut?
And how about the photoshop stuff? A month ago we were supposed to be outraged at Vickie making up fake evidence, and Cena brought up how ridiculous it was that she continued to use it even after AJ resigned in order to drag her name through the mud. Yet all of a sudden it's fine for him to insinuate that she's slept with a dog? Okaaaay then!