We've been known to heap lavish praise on WWE Diva AJ Lee around these parts but that's both because we can't help it and because she really is just the greatest female to come through the pro wrestling pipeline in some time.
Here's more proof.
The folks at With Leather nailed her down for an interview just to ask her what her favorite video games are. If it's not cool enough that she gave them a top 10, she did so with an in-depth look at each game and what it means to her.
Here's the best part: Metal Gear Solid was her choice for number one.
I was really young [when I played it], probably too young to realize how different it was from other games and how cutting edge it was. I remember at first we had a demo for it. I played that so much. It was the first level with him getting to the elevator. I was kind of like, 'Oh, this is so cool.' I just sat sneaking around [with] the stealth aspects of it. This sounds really twisted, but I thought it was so cool to sneak up behind people and snap their necks [with] the little twitch-twitch-twitch and then it just cracks. [Laughs] I was so little and I was like, 'This is so awesome!' I was really into that, and once I actively played the whole thing, it was a movie that you were a part of. It was so cool. I could play that now and the story would still be better than a lot of stories that are in games right now. To me, it's the best game of all time. I have all the action figures on my shelf in my office. Big Meryl fan. Playing the most recent one was cool because everyone came back in it. I love every the Metal Gear Solid series, but I don't think any other game in the series can match the feel of the first one-or technically Metal Gear Solid, not the actual first one on Nintendo.
[CM Punk and I] were talking about Snake the other day, actually. [Laughs] He was trying to compare himself to Solid Snake. [I said], 'You are not cool enough to be anywhere near Solid Snake.' [Laughs]
Just drop the mic and walk off, AJ Lee, you're the very best ever. Also, she's right about Punk not being cool enough to even compare himself to Solid Snake.
Click here to read the rest of her list, and really, why wouldn't you?