Re: Why has AJ faded away from the spotlight?
Well, I agree they've toned down what she does, but she hasn't really faded out that much if you think about it.
She's still basically the only diva on Raw every week, she's on Smackdown most weeks, and is even on Main Event and Slam sometimes as well.
She's going to be a longterm diva. Jim Ross has already said on his blog she's got the "it" factor and he thinks she'll be one of the better divas all time when she's done.
So, if they see her that way, and I think they do, it's just a downslope in a long career. They all go through them.