Lita WWE: Biography of the retired professional wrestler

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For a sport that is considered dangerous to be engaged in by women, Lita WWE deserves commendation for having the guts to compete in such a sport and excel so well in it too.

In this article, we explore the life of Lita WWE and her career trajectory in World Wrestling Entertainment, WWE.

Lita WWE biography

Lita WWE
Lita | Image source: WWE

Lita WWE was born on April 14, 1975.

She was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Christine and Michael Dumas, the name given to her at birth was Amy Christine Dumas but she adopted and became popularly known as Lita WWE in professional wrestling.

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Lita WWE attended many different schools around Florida throughout her childhood and adolescent years and managed to finish high school at Lassiter High School near Atlanta six months before graduation.

She majored in education at Georgia State University but dropped out in 1993 because she felt it was too much like high school.

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Later, in Washington, D.C., Dumas played bass guitar in several bands and worked as a roadie for a band.

Lita WWE career

Lita WWE
Lita | Image source: PNGitem

Lita WWE showed interest in wrestling after watching Rey Mysterio Jr. wrestle on an episode of World Championship Wrestling’s (WCW) Monday Nitro.

Her interest in the sport after watching Rey made her travel to Mexico in 1997 to learn more about how to wrestle.

To finance her training in order to get a career in the WWE, Lita WWE took to dancing in a club under the pseudonym Misty to race money.

During her stay in Mexico, she trained under numerous wrestlers, including El Dandy, Kevin Quinn, and Ricky Santana.

Following the completion of her training, she made several appearances with the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre in 1998, under the ring name of Angelica.

After returning to the United States, Lita WWE continued working as a valet on the independent circuit as Angelica.

She made her wrestling debut in a match against indie wrestler Strawberry Fields on January 9, 1999.

She worked in Maryland Championship Wrestling (MCW), at one point managing Christopher Daniels.

She also made appearances in NWA Mid-Atlantic, where she first met Matt and Jeff Hardy, who offered to train with her.

Lita WWE debut

Lita WWE
Lita | Image source: Chicago Tribune

After going through hardcore training to become a professional wrestler, Lita WWE eventually made her debut in the sport.

Lita WWE debuted on the July 5, 1999, episode of Raw Is War as part of The Godfather’s Ho-Train.

After honing her skills at the Memphis Championship Wrestling developmental territory, she was given the ring name Lita and paired with luchador Essa Rios.

Lita and Rios made their WWF debut on February 13, 2000, episode of Sunday Night Heat, where Rios was booked to win the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship from Gillberg (it was only by watching the episode that the two learned their new ring names, decided post-production).

Lita mimicked his moves, notably the moonsault and hurricanrana, immediately after he had performed them on an opponent.

Essa Rios and Lita WWE had a feud with Eddie Guerrero and Chyna which led to a European title match between Ríos and then-champion Guerrero at Backlash.

In May 2000, a storyline was developed in which Lita found Rios cavorting with The Godfather and his “hos”, causing tension between them.

Rios eventually turned on Lita by powerbombing her after she inadvertently cost him a match with the Hardy Boyz coming to her rescue.

Lita WWE neck injury

Lita WWE
Lita | Image source: Sports Illustrated

For a dangerous sport life in the WWE, care must be taken when doing anything.

On April 6, Lita WWE suffered what appeared to be a stinger while filming a fight scene for a role in the season finale of the television program Dark Angel.

The rehearsal required that she practice the hurricanrana that would be used in the episode, however, the stunt double Lita was working with dropped her as she swung through the move, causing her to land on her neck and shoulders.

After she underwent a CAT scan, it was revealed that she had suffered three cracks in her vertebrae, necessitating surgery.

On April 30, Lita underwent neck surgery under Dr. Lloyd Youngblood, during which he used a section of her hip to fuse her C5 and C6 vertebrae together.

She spent the subsequent year rehabilitating, making appearances on Sunday Night Heat as a color commentator, beginning in October 2002.

During her time recovering, Matt and Jeff split thus ending Team Xtreme; Jeff would leave the WWE the following year and Matt would move to Smackdown.

Lita WWE inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame

Lita WWE
Lita | Image source: Pinterest

To be inducted into the Hall of Fame means that one has really done their very best in something.

On February 10, 2014, it was announced that Lita would be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2014.

At the ceremony, she was inducted by her best friend and fellow wrestler Trish Stratus.

The next night at WrestleMania XXX, she appeared during transmission while she was introduced as part of the 2014 Hall of Fame class.

Lita WWE music career

Lite WWE was really into entertaining people as she also did some music. If you didn’t enjoy her wrestling, you will surely enjoy her music.

She formed the band The Luchagors in mid-2006, and they debuted in September 2006 at a rock n’ wrestling event called Rock -N- Shock at The Masquerade in Atlanta.

Dumas wore a top emblazoned with the symbol of the band during her final match in WWE.

The band released their self-titled debut CD, The Luchagors, on September 11, 2007.

Watch some of her biggest moments compiled by the WWE in this video:

Source: GhBase.com

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