Lita says she was given a hard no.
WWE Hall Of Famer Lita captured the Women's Championship on four separate occasions throughout her years in the sports-entertainment company. Lita made her return to in-ring competition this past October for WWE's first-ever all-women's pay-per-view 'Evolution' where she and Trish Stratus opened the show with a victory over Alicia Fox and Mickie James. Lita and Trish also competed the following night on RAW in a multi-woman tag team match.
Throughout the years Lita has sporadically appeared on WWE programming as a human Swiss army knife of sorts. She was a judge on season six of 'Tough Enough', worked as a producer in the company, a pre-show host and was the color commentator for the inagural Mae Young Classic tournament. Prior to that, Lita's last full-run in WWE capped off with a retirement angle that concluded at the 2006 Survivor Series pay-per-view where she dropped the Women's Championship to Mickie James and prior to the match Lita announced on the RAW go-home show for Survivor Series that the pay-per-view would be her last bout.
When she and Trish Stratus joined 'Ring The Belle', Lita stated that she was not quiet about wanting to change how she was exiting the company and that she went to producers, creative writers and Vince McMahon himself in an attempt to change the exit plan.
“I mean I’ve always been the red-headed step child. It was not gonna end any different way. I’m literally the red-headed step-child. It’s okay." She said. "As a baby face too, retiring as a heel. I’ve never been quiet about it. I was super un-cool with it. I went up the chain; I went to the producers, I went to the writers, I went to Vince, I went back to the producers, back to the writers, back to Vince. It was a hard no, so… yeah. “
Also during this interview, Trish Stratus discussed how she always wanted to make the best out of the gimmick matches she was placed in. To read her full response, head over to Fightful's published article on the topic.
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