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Wrestling: Lita

Lita (born Amy Christine Dumas on April 14, 1975, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is a retired Professional Wrestler. She traveled in Mexico to learn the sport and debuted as a manager in EMLL before working Maryland MCW and various NWA promotions managing Skull Von Krush and Christopher Daniels as Angelica and former affiliate ECW as Miss Congeniality. Lita's the best known name she has wrestled under though, starting in WWE from 2000-2006.

She got her debuted in the WWF managing Essa Rios but after he attacked her she switched her allegiance to the Hardy Boyz and eventually used that to branch into a singles career where she took female wrestling by storm with her high-flying wrestling. She also gave Edge the biggest push of his career by cheating on Matt Hardy with him in Real Life. She eventually became a four time WWE women's champion and in 2014, was inducted into WWE's Hall of Fame.

Outside of wrestling, she had a brief acting career, has founded animal rescue A.D.O.R.E. and is one of the band members of The Luchagores.

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  • Abhorrent Admirer: Dean Malenko, whom Lita only paid attention to because she wanted his light heavyweight championship, but was unable to take it from him.
  • Absolute Cleavage: When she turned heel, more and more of her outfits displayed this.
  • Action Girlfriend/Dark Action Girl: Action Girlfriend as a valet, but she went solo she became a loner badass.
  • Arch-Enemy: Trish Stratus. Subverted as of Raw's 15th anniversary, which finally gave way to their Real Life friendship. Angelica had Lexie Fyfe in PGWA.
  • Ascended Extra: Made some appearances as an anonymous member of the Godfather's Ho Train
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: When she and Trish teamed together in 2003.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Almost always, and if she was not exposing it she would often rip off whatever was obscuring it before match's end.
  • Battle Strip: She once ripped her shirt off before performing her Finishing Move. To make it even more humiliating for her opponents, it was a Bra and Panties match and she hadn't lost any clothing.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: The side of her head was kicked open by Ivory in Lita's failed challenge for the women's title. After her triumphant return to save Trish she got a busted mouth in her very next match, leading her to joke about forgetting what it was like to get beat up every week.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In 2003, the team of then-WWE Women's Champion Molly Holly and Gail Kim had beaten everyone else in the division and were dead set on ending the career of Trish Stratus. With Eric Bischoff's support, they were about to succeed, but then Lita unexpectedly returned to Raw and made the save.
  • Breakup Breakout
    • She was once a valet for Essa Rios. Rios is now a largely forgotten wrestler while Lita is currently immortalized in the WWE Hall of Fame.
    • Before that, in ECW, Miss Congeniality was the valet for "Dastardly" Danny Doring and "The Angry Amish Warrior" Roadkill until Sabu put her through a table to send her to WWE.
  • Clothing Damage: Her split with Essa Rios, following his loss to Matt Hardy on the May 25, 2000 SmackDown!, involved him powerbombing her and her pants partially falling off exposing her butt. The commentary gave a good sense of what JR and Lawler saw as important.
    JIM ROSS: "Lita, losing her meal ticket."
    JERRY LAWLER: "Lita's losing her pants."
  • Cool Teacher: Ricky Santana, Ace Steel, Dory Funk Jr. Kevin Quinn (Christopher Daniels's International Male tag team partner)...she had quite a few. The Hardy Boys also offered.
  • Cute Bruiser: Jim Ross made the point of mentioning how she struck with her fist when fighting Trish, who was using more technically legal forearms (in spite of being the heel).
  • Distaff Counterpart: To Essa Rios, and after splitting from him, the Hardys.
  • Evil Redhead/Fiery Redhead: Evil at the start since she and Rios were tweeners at best. Fiery later (what with the theme song FuryEnergyAndPassion) then evil after she turned on Kane for Edge. She is a natural brunette who has had her hair dyed red for her WWE career. On the indies, natural redhead April Hunter sometimes served as her evil foil.
  • Face Heel Double Turn: In her feud with Trish she was the face and Trish the heel. They reignited it two years later with the roles reversed. Her affair with Edge and her heel turn killed off FIVE YEARS of the fans loving her.
  • Finishing Move: The Litasault and the Twist of Fate, latter of which was turned in for a leg-swinging snap DDT and Edge's Spear.
  • Fragile Speedster: First to use the Waif-Fu style in WWE.
  • Friend to All Living Things/Pet the Dog: Literalized, in Real Life. She is well known for her work at animal shelters and had her own animal adoption organization called ADORE (Amy Dumas Operation Rescue and Education.).
  • Friendship Moment: During Stone Cold's beer bash at the end of the Raw 15th Anniversary, Trish and Lita could be seen walking down the ramp together chatting just like old friends.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Along with ADORE, her autobiography was titled Lita: A Less Traveled R.O.A.D- The Reality of Amy Dumas.
  • Gimmick Matches
    • Was in the first (and to this day only) WWE women's steel cage match, against Victoria. Has also been involved in street fights and TLC matches even if she wasn't a participant. And of course she's done a couple of Bra & Panties matches in her time.
    • After failing to win the women's title, Mickie James was inexplicably forced to compete in a series of gimmick matches stacked in Lita's favor in the weeks leading up to her next title shot. Lita would get to wrestle normally while Mickie had her hands tied, feet shackled, was blindfolded, ect
  • Girl Next Door: When she was with The Hardyz.
  • Girliness Upgrade: When she turned heel.
  • Girls Need Role Models: One of the reasons she refused to pose for Playboy is because she was a role model for so many young girls.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: So do villains (Kane, Edge.) Take a look at the amount of Kayfabe love interests she's had.
  • I Have the High Ground: Usually to hit a moonsault, sometimes just to pose for the fans
  • I Know Judo: Moreso after she returned from the neck injury. She actually did competitive judo before getting into pro wrestling.
  • Irony
    • The woman everybody derided as a slut in 2005 (and in Kayfabe in 2006) for one romantic indiscretion, was one of the few Divas WWE contacted about returning for the WrestleMania XXV Divas battle royal who refused to take part in the indignity of that event.note 
    • The famous in-ring promo with Trish Stratus where the fans started chanting "slut!". Trish said to the fans "don't call her a slut" but phrased it in a way that she was implying the fans were calling Trish the slut but she was pretending they were untruthfully chanting at Lita. The irony of course being that the fans were chanting at Lita and Trish was attempting to get the heat onto herself since she was meant to be the heel.
  • The Lad-ette: When she was with Team X-tream and latter, Edge. You could say her entire WWE career that wasn't spent behind the announce table.
  • Love Triangle: Matt Hardy-Lita-Jeff Hardy in late 2001, Matt Hardy-Lita-Kane in 2004, Kane-Lita-Edge in 2005.
  • Lovely Angels: With Trish Stratus in 2003 and early 2004.
  • Madonna-Whore Complex: Mostly avoided. As a heel she was indeed fitting the Whore archetype. As a face however she was not a Madonna. She still had her thong on display, removed her top in matches and took part in bikini shoots. Yet still presented as virtuous and heroic.
  • Mentor Archetype: To Christy Hemme, though she has less success than Lita and was mainly trained to fight Trish or April Hunter when Lita was unable to herself.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Yes, she was also more than this, but, she was good at this too.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: After being taunted for losing her baby, Lita unleashed one on Trish Stratus. She'd do so again at Survivor Series where Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler grew extremely concerned not just with how vicious the beating on Trish was, but what Lita put herself through to cause more damage, ending in an attack that could have broken her own neck, again.
  • Official Couple: Her and Matt Hardy. Then her and Edge.
  • One of the Boys: Non-Kayfabe, the Two Man Power Trip gave her a beating no less brutal than one they'd deliver to a guy.
  • Panty Shot: Her pants during the Attitude Era were rather low slung and displayed her thong.
  • Self-Deprecation
    • She described her WWE original's effort as sounding too much like a cheerleader's song.
    • After running into some legal trouble she posted about all of Team Xtreme possibly doing jail time and was insulted no one had made any demotivational posters or anything to that effect about it yet.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: When she was going to marry Edge, with Absolute Cleavage to boot.
  • Signature Move: Aside from finishers above, the Litacanrana.
  • Slut Shaming: Initially, WWE was going to keep the Matt-Lita-Edge stuff behind closed doors. Unfortunately, it hit the dirtsheets when WWE mysteriously released Matt Hardy and RAW was going to be in heavily-smarky Madison Square Garden. Sure enough, babyface Lita was greeted with chants of "YOU SCREWED MATT" and "SLUT", despite Trish (playing the heel) doing her best to deflect the heat off Lita. Reportedly, Lita was in tears after the segment, but soon found the best way to deal with her massive heat: turn heel on-screen in similar fashion.
  • Statuesque Stunner: By comparison, being one of the taller divas of the 2000s.
  • Take That Kiss: Trish called Lita the "Walking Kiss of Death" (because Lita appeared on Dark Angel right before it was cancelled), no point for guessing what happened next.
  • The Unfair Sex: Inverted. Matt wasn't seen as impotent because Lita strayed, Edge wasn't condemned because he couldn't say no to a hot woman wanting him, instead she was treated as a monster, turned heel, and eventually had to retire because of the hatred from the fans, who had loved her for FIVE YEARS. Actually, all three happened. The other two not nearly as much, though, until her retirement and Matt's meltdown kicked in.
  • The Vamp: Subverted, Edge tried to offer her services to get favors from other wrestlers but it never worked.
  • Tomboy: Except when she was Miss Congeniality, who was more girly girl and Jazz was the tomboy.
  • Took a Level in Badass
    • Once she split as Essa Rios' valet, watching Lita was like watching Buffy Summers, Sydney Bristow or Lara Croft in the ring.
    • And again during her lost baby angle: some male wrestlers were never as vicious and brutal as she was when Trish taunted her.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: After her affair with Edge she was forced to turn heel and acted like the fans treated her...in other words really bad, skanky and evil.
  • Unkempt Beauty: Most of the time she wore pants and a tank top. Subverted occasionally.
  • Wardrobe Malfunction: One of the most bizarre cases ever - she tried to strip her top off and failed.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: When she returned in 2003 she started wearing these.
  • You Go Girl: Competed occasionally in various intergender matches and very often got involved in others by performing either a moonsault or Litacanrana on men.

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