Before she came around, women wrestlers were typically overlooked, used in either very short matches or just as sex symbols. Once she started moonsaulting on everyone, fans started to realize there could be a lot more to the women's division. Not only was she a high flyer, she had the beauty and style that made her stand out from the crowd.
Lita has had classic battles with her good friend, Trish Stratus , and has been connected to some of the most popular acts ever like The Hardy Boyz and Edge. Through her personal decisions, she set up one of the most interesting and awkward feuds ever when she actually cheated on Matt Hardy to be with Edge. There is a ton of yellow in this picture, but who cares? But the commentators never really referred to her by any other name. Apparently, the water was really cold at this shoot, causing Lita to show a little more than usual.
Chains, armbands, and a choker, Lita always tried to push the envelope when it came to wearing outfits; she literally was unlike any other woman on the roster. That continued when she left WWE in and attempted to break into the music scene with her band The Luchagors.
As the years went on, fan interest dropped and even though a second album was planned, the band broke up in During this era, Lita must have purchased low cut shirts in bulk to show off how well endowed she was at this point of her career. Literally every week, she would wear outfits like this, partly to get Edge over because he would rub it in fans faces that Lita was with him and none of them.
Lita was known to accessorize pretty much anywhere she could, but for this WWE Divas: Hedonism shoot, they had her go with something a little more basic - a white shirt.
She also had other scenes kissing Kane what? Not surprisingly, Trish Stratus received the honor of inducting her real-life friend and was by her side for much of the night. For most of , Lita was brought into the company by Paul Heyman , going by the name Miss Congeniality later changed to Angelica. She spent much of her time being the on-screen girlfriend of Danny Doring.
Before ECW, Lita actually traveled to Mexico when she was 23 to train lucha libre wrestling for about a year before returning to the U. With this style in her back pocket, Lita began working the indy circuit, where she also first met Jeff and Matt Hardy. It took a lot of guts for Lita to go and train in another country. Ultimately, her hard work paid off when WWE offered her a contract, and beyond her unique look, she obviously had the talent to be a big star. Once Lita made it to WWE, she was paired up with Essa Rios, a wrestler who also had a luchador style of wrestling that meshed well with Lita.
The two began coming out together and Lita slowly began to outshine him to the point where fans were cheering her actions as a manager , more than his.
After only a few months together, Essa turned on Lita by powerbombing here after she inadvertently cost him a match. Not every WWE photo shoot is a successful one. They were able to strip down Stacy and Torrie to win the match.
Even after both women retired, they still hang out and have actually gone on signing tours together. Even though she did it throughout her WWE career, it was used most predominately during her Team Xtreme era. She always toed the line between beauty and danger with her high flying ways. During a match against Trish when they were the main event of Raw , Lita performed a suicide dive to the outside, landing harshly on her neck and luckily avoiding any serious damage.
After retiring in , she made a few random appearances like on the th episode of Raw when she defeated Heath Slater in a No Disqualification match. Currently, she is back working full-time for WWE as a pre-show analyst and Women's Division segment producer.
She went to the beat of her own drum and that path led her to great things as a pioneer, champion, and Hall of Famer. Even though Lita is no longer wrestling, there are plenty of women who have cited her as an inspiration including AJ, Liv Morgan, Becky Lynch, and Bayley. As great as some wrestlers have been, few have left a legacy like the legendary Lita.
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