Table of Contents
- 1 Lita Biography
- 2 Lita Age
- 3 Lita Education
- 4 Lita Career
- 5 Extreme Championship Wrestling-ECW
- 6 Lita World Wrestling Federation
- 7 Lita Relationships
- 8 Lita Retirement
- 9 Return to the independent circuit-2007, 2017
- 10 Lita Return to WWE
- 11 WWE Hall of Fame-2014
- 12 Lita Net Worth
- 13 Lita Personal Life
- 14 Lita Championships
- 15 Lita twitter
Lita is an American professional wrestler, animal welfare activist and singer. She performed as a wrestler with WWE from 2000 to 2006 and has since made part-time appearances with the company. She was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014.
Initially using the name of Angelica, Lita started her wrestling career in Mexico with the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) in 1998, followed by briefly working on the US independent circuit in early 1999 and then working for 6 months in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW).
Lita then signed with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, later WWE) in November 1999, debuting in February 2000 as Lita. Originally, she was paired with Essa Rios, but she achieved her greatest push alongside Matt and Jeff Hardy as Team Xtreme, and in 2005–2006 was a heel wrestler, including as a manager to Edge.
Throughout her career, she won the WWE Women’s Championship where she is an overall four-time champion in WWE.
She formed the punk rock band The LuchagorsAfter her retirement from wrestling in 2006. The band released their self-titled debut album on September 11, 2007. (wrestler) Early Life|Education
Lita was born with her real name as Amy Dumas in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States, to Christine and Michael Dumas on April 14, 1975.
She 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, however, she dropped out in 1993 because she felt it was too much like high school. Later, in Washington, D.C., Dumas played bass guitar in several bands and worked as a roadie for a band.
Early career (1997–1999)
Dumas first became interested in wrestling after watching Rey Mysterio, Jr., a Mexican luchador, wrestle on an episode of World Championship Wrestling’s (WCW) Monday Nitro.
She travelled to Mexico in 1997 to learn more about the sport and how to wrestle. Dumas financed her training by dancing in a club under the pseudonym Misty.
During her stay in Mexico, Dumas trained under numerous wrestlers, including El Dandy, Kevin Quinn and Ricky Santana. Following the completion of her training, Dumas made several appearances with the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre in 1998, under the ring name of Angelica.
After returning to the United States, Dumas continued working as a valet on the independent circuit as Angelica. 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.
Extreme Championship Wrestling-ECW
In April 1999, Dumas was approached by Paul Heyman, the owner and booker of Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW). Dumas debuted in ECW as Miss Congeniality, the on-screen girlfriend of Danny Doring.
Dumas later began using the name Angelica once again and made her pay-per-view debut on July 18 at Heat Wave where Doring, as part of their storyline, proposed to her- with a condom.
Lita was introduced to veteran wrestler Dory Funk, Jr. by ECW wrestler Rob Van Dam, and Funk invited her to attend his wrestling school, The Funkin’ Conservatory. Dumas attended Funk’s school alongside twenty-three men, graduated from the school in August 1999, and returned to ECW.
Meanwhile, Funk and his wife compiled video footage of Dumas and sent it to the World Wrestling Federation. The Federation was sufficiently impressed, and on November 1, 1999, Lita was signed to a WWF developmental deal. After six months with ECW, she made her final appearance on October 23, 1999.
Lita World Wrestling Federation
After honing her skills at the Memphis Championship Wrestling developmental territory, Dumas was given the ring name Lita and paired with luchador Essa Rios. Lita and Rios made their WWF debut on the February 13, 2000 episode of Sunday Night Heat, where Rios was booked to win the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship from Gillberg.
Lita mimicked his moves, notably the moonsault and hurricanrana, immediately after he had performed them on an opponent. Essa Rios and Lita had a feud with Eddie Guerrero and Chyna which led to a European title match between Ríos and then-champion Guerrero at Backlash 2000, which Ríos lost.
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.
As part of the storyline, Lita was joined by the Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff), and the trio formed a stable known as Team Xtreme.
Debut with Essa Rios and Team Xtreme (2000–2001)
As a member of Team Xtreme, Lita developed a more “alternative” image, wearing baggy pants with a thong, which was hiked up high above her pants, clearly exposed. During her time with Team Xtreme, Lita became the only female to ever be physically involved in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match in WWF.
In June 2000, Team Xtreme began a storyline with T & A (Test and Albert), with Lita engaging in a rivalry with their manager, Trish Stratus. The rivalry developed into an off and on a long-term feud between the two women that lasted until Stratus retirement.
The two rivals were then part of the main event of the July 31, 2000 edition of Raw in Lita’s hometown of Atlanta, which was a tag team match between Lita & The Rock vs Stratus & Triple H, which Lita won.
Lita began feuding with WWF Women’s Champion Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley. In the main event of the August 21, 2000 episode of Raw is War, Lita defeated Stephanie with a moonsault to win the Women’s Championship for the first time.
Lita held the Women’s Championship for seventy-three days, which included retaining her title in a hardcore match against Jacqueline on October 9. In the course of her reign, Lita became embroiled in the storyline feud between the Hardy Boyz and Edge and Christian.
Lita and Kane
After Lita was beaten by Trish in a fetal four was much, Lita revealed on the next night on Raw that she was pregnant.
One week later, it appeared that Hardy was going to propose to Lita, but he was interrupted by Kane, who claimed to be the father of Lita’s child. Two months later, it was revealed that Kane was, in fact, the father.
Matt Hardy and Kane feuded for several months, culminating in a “Till Death Do Us Part” match on August 15 at SummerSlam, with the stipulation that Lita would be obliged to marry the winner of the match. Kane won, leading to his marriage to Lita.
Despite being married to Kane, Lita thwarted him during his matches, constantly aiding his opponents. On the September 13 episode of Raw, Lita miscarried after Gene Snitsky struck Kane with a chair, resulting in him falling on Lita. The miscarriage led to Lita and Kane joining forces in order to take revenge on Snitsky.
Relationship with Edge
The relationship between Lita and Kane lasted until the May 16 episode of Raw, when Lita turned on Kane, by helping Edge defeat him in the finals of the Raw Gold Rush Tournament, while also revealing she had been faking her knee injury.
On the May 30 episode of Raw, Lita announced that she had filed for divorce, and said things such as Kane was like a 4th grader in the bedroom, that she would not have to deal with things such as his sweaty body, the “stupid little” laugh he does, and their wedding ring being flushed down a toilet.
She then attempted to marry Edge on the June 20 episode of Raw, but the marriage ceremony was interrupted by a vengeful Kane, who emerged from beneath the ring, destroyed the ceremony, and as Edge and Lita escaped from the ring, Kane tombstoned their priest. The storyline with Kane ended shortly thereafter.
On the February 6 episode of Raw, Lita teamed with Edge in a loss to Cena and Maria. She continued to manage Edge into mid-2006, frequently interfering on his behalf during his feud with Mick Foley.
In May 2006, Foley joined forces with Edge and Lita, with the trio defeating Foley’s ECW rivals Terry Funk, Tommy Dreamer, and Beulah McGillicutty in an impromptu six-person tag team match at One Night Stand after Edge speared and pinned Beulah.
On the August 14 episode of Raw, Lita won her third Women’s Championship by defeating Mickie James. She lost the title to longtime rival, Trish Stratus, at Unforgiven in Stratus’s retirement match.
The next night on Raw, the Women’s Championship was vacated and a tournament was scheduled to crown a new champion. Lita won the tournament on November 5 at Cyber Sunday defeating Mickie James in the first-ever lumberjill match.
Throughout the month, Lita made James compete in several handicap matches, such as having one hand tied behind her back and being blindfolded.
On the November 20, episode of Raw, Lita announced that her final match would be at Survivor Series. Lita lost her final match and the Women’s title to rival, Mickie James. Due to Lita’s retirement, her relationship with Edge abruptly ended at the event, with no explanation.
Return to the independent circuit-2007, 2017
Lita made her debut for United Wrestling Federation (UWF) on April 21, 2007, where she served as a special guest referee for the match between Christy Hemme and April Hunter.
The following day, Dumas made her in-ring debut teaming up with Jerry Lynn in a winning effort defeating Austin Starr and Christy Hemme. Dumas made her debut for Family Wrestling Entertainment on the April 28 episode of FWE Television, as a special guest referee for the match where Winter retained the FWE Women’s Championship against Melina Perez.
Lita made her in-ring return, for the first time in five years as part of an eight-person tag match for MCW Pro Wrestling in Joppa, Maryland on March 3, 2017, where she teamed with The Bruiser, and The Hell Cats to defeat MCW champion Sean Studd, Andy Vineberg, Rayo & Jeremiah.
Lita Return to WWE
She made a special appearance on December 10, 2007, on Raw’s 15th Anniversary Special by teaming up with Trish Stratus to rid the ring of Jillian Hall. Later that night, she had a backstage reunion with Kane, her former on-screen husband.
She appeared on the November 1, 2010, episode of Raw in a backstage segment with Pee Wee Herman. On December 12, 2011, Lita presented a Slammy Award to Kelly Kelly for Divalicious Moment of the Year.
Lita also appeared on the 1000th episode of Raw on July 23, 2012, defeating Heath Slater in an intergender no disqualification, no count-out match with the help from the WWE legends who had defeated Slater during the past weeks, as well as the APA.
WWE Hall of Fame-2014
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 Net Worth
Lita is now a retired professional wrestler and WWE Diva. She has a net worth of $4 million.
Lita Personal Life
Lita had breast augmentation surgery in late 1999. Dumas is a known animal lover. In 2003, she founded the animal charity Amy Dumas Operation Rescue and Education (A.D.O.R.E.).
Dumas’ hair is naturally brunette, although she has dyed it red throughout her WWF/E career. She has a wide variety of tattoos: a three-eyed green gargoyle on her upper right bicep, the word “Punk” on the inside of her lower lip, and the word “iconoclast” written in Russian Cyrillic letters on her lower back neck, all of which she got in the 1990s.
In 2007, she acquired a sleeve on her left arm, featuring Mexican skulls, one of which has the band 7 Seconds’ logo on its forehead. She previously had two piercings in her tongue and another two in her nose.
On December 9, 2011, She was arrested in Georgia for speeding and driving with a suspended license.
In 1999, She began dating Matt Hardy. They first met in January 1999 at an NWA Mid-Atlantic show and began dating a few months later.
In February 2005, it was revealed that Dumas had been romantically involved with fellow wrestler Adam “Edge” Copeland for several months while still in a relationship with Hardy, who had been at home recovering from a knee injury.
Following Matt Hardy’s actions of repeatedly breaking kayfabe on the Internet by making the Edge–Lita affair public knowledge, along with his ranting against Dumas and Copeland, Hardy was released by WWE. Hardy was rehired several months later and the real-life situation was translated into a storyline.
She dated fellow band member Shane Morton from 2006 to 2008. Dumas also dated CM Punk from 2009 to 2010, and then again from late 2012 to September 2013.
Lita is a vegan.
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Feud of the Year (2005) with Edge vs. Matt Hardy
- Woman of the Year (2001)
- World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment
- WWF/E Women’s Championship (4 times)
- WWE Hall of Fame-Class of 2014
- Wrestling Observer Newsletter
- Worst Feud of the Year (2004) with Matt Hardy vs. Kane
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