Why did Lita leave WWE?

WWE Hall of Famer Lita recently returned to the company, but why did she leave the company in the first place?

WWE Hall of Famer Lita

Lita is an American professional wrestler, animal welfare activist and also a former singer. Her real name is Amy Dumas and is often considered to be one of the greatest performers of all time. Being one of the most popular WWE Superstars of all time, she was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014.

Dumas signed with WWE, then known as the World Wrestling Federation in 1999 and debuted in 2000 under the ringname of Lita. One of her most iconic angles on WWE was with Matt and Jeff Hardy, where they were known as Team Xtreme. Another iconic angle was her run as a manager to the Rated-R Superstar Edge. But she wasn’t just an on-screen manager but is also a four time Women’s Champion!

But her most iconic storyline also became the reason for her departure from the company. In 2005-06, she appeared in a highly controversial segment with the Rated-R Superstar which was advertised as “live s*x celebration”. Reportedly, the WWE Hall of Famer was uncomfortable with the segment but WWE had threatened to fire her id she backed out. Hence, she had no other option but to go ahead with the segment.

But this segment led to Lita receiving constant negative feedback from the fans. This had such massive impact on her career and life, that she decided to leave the company. Post this she moved back to the independent wrestling scene. Since her departure, the WWE Hall of Famer has returned for several sporadic appearances.

Lita might feud against Charlotte Flair

Flair with the WWE Hall of Famer

WWE revealed a massive surprise then they announced that WWE Hall of Famer Lita will be returning to WWE for the Women’s Royal Rumble match, this month. While initially the fans felt that it would just be a one-off appearance, but it seems like that she is returning for a longer run.

She recently appeared on the latest episode of Smackdown, where she delivered an interesting segment with the Smackdown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair. In fact, she even delivered a Stunner to the Queen. This might be WWE’s way of teasing a blockbuster clash between them for Wrestlemania 38.

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