5 Romantic storylines involving Lita in WWE
Lita over the years. It was on 13th February 2000 that Lita debuted in the WWE on Sunday Night Heat. It was also in February 2014 that Lita was announced as an entrant to the WWE Hall of Fame. With Bayley teasing a historic WWE Women's tag team title match with herself and Sasha Banks against Lita and Trish Stratus for Wrestlemania, let us look back at some of Lita's exploits in the WWE.
From executing crowd-pleasing moonsaults in TLC matches wearing exposed thongs to drawing thunderous boos as a heel, Lita has pioneered women's wrestling. She was involved in the first two RAW main events involving women. A four-time Women's Champion, she also took part in the first women's steel cage match and had great feuds with the likes of Stephanie McMahon and Trish.
Along the way, she also had the misfortune to be cast in a number of terrible angles - often involving romantic storylines. This list takes a look at the WWE Superstars with whom Lita had an on-screen romance.
#1. Essa Rios
Lita first signed a WWE deal on November 1, 1999, and her main roster debut happened in early 2000. It is mostly forgotten now that her debut wasn't with Matt and Jeff Hardy but alongside Mexican wrestler Essa Rios.
Lita acted as his valet and her gimmick was impersonating Rios' finishing moves post-match on the wrestlers he had beaten. Lita managed Rios to a Light Heavyweight title and they had a short term feud with Eddie Guerrero and Chyna for Guerrero's European Championship.
WWE would suggest that Essa and Lita had more than just a professional relationship when Lita became upset on seeing Rios getting intimate with one of the Godfather's valets. Rios would eventually turn heel on Lita by power-bombing her after a match. This would lead to the Hardy Boyz coming to Lita's aid and the formation of Team Xtreme.