Stephanie McMahon Talks How Poor Her Athleticism Was In the Ring Against Lita In 2000

Though Stephanie McMahon once held the WWF Women's Championship in the year 2000, she did not have much confidence in her athletic prowess inside the ring.

McMahon has only had about two dozen matches in her wrestling career and some of them were against Lita for the title in 2000. Despite McMahon having held the title at one point, she tells Charlotte Wilder of Fox Sports that she believed she wasn't very good when compared to the other women on the WWF roster at the time. Looking back on the match in which she dropped the title to Lita 20 years ago, McMahon on how incredible the opportunity to be in that match was.

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"A few years ago I think I watched it. When I watched it back, I realized just how poor of a Superstar I actually am in terms of my athletic capabilities in the ring, But, what an incredible privilege that was, to main event Raw with Lita – with Rock as a special guest referee. And the Hardy Boys were in Lita’s corner and Kurt Angle and Triple H, I think, wound up coming out in my corner. And let’s just say, the Rock really cheated. I shouldn’t have lost. You can watch it. You can watch it back. He cheated. And Lita won the title from me. But, it was a farce to say the least," McMahon said.

McMahon also spoke on the training for that match, saying all parties involved choreographed most of the match as she is not as properly trained in being a pro wrestler as the other women on the roster.

"It’s funny, I’ve been in training for quite a long time since I became a character, much to the chagrin of my brother who never wanted me anywhere near the ring. But, I realized as a character on the show, I played the bad guy, right? And ultimately, I was going to need to know how to do some things in the ring. So, I had started training a few years before – just really learning the basics, and we actually had to put that match together because I’m not a trained professional wrestler. And we really had to choreograph that match pretty tightly. And we did, and it was very involved, but it was so much fun," McMahon said.

The full interview can be seen at this link.

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