Amy Christine Dumas (born April 14, 1975), Well known by the name in the stage is Lita, is an American former professional wrestler and WWE Diva from 1999 to 2006.After briefly working on the independent circuit and in Extreme Championship Wrestling, Lita signed with WWF(World Wrestling Federation) in 1999.
Beginning, she was paired with Essa Rios, but she achieved her greatest push alongside Matt and Jeff Hardy as Team Xtreme. Throughout her career, she won the WWE Women’s Championship four times. During her tenure with the company she became arguably the most popular diva in the company’s history.
Dumas had an off-screen relationship with Matt Hardy, which ended in 2005 after her affair with Adam “Edge” Copeland. WWE used the real-life drama between the trio as a story line throughout 2005 and 2006, which led to Dumas being booed by the fans for the first time and her character becoming villainous on-screen.The relationship also led to the firing of Hardy in 2005, although she was rehired later in the year. She retired from wrestling in 2006 as the WWE fans lost an sexy girl.
In May 2000, a storyline was developed in which Lita found Rios cavorting with The Godfather and his “hoes”, causing tension between them. Rios eventually turned on Lita by power bombing her after she inadvertently cost him a match. As part of the storyline, Lita was saved from a beating at the hands of Rios by the Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff), and the trio formed a stable known as Team Xtreme. 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 WWE.
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. In retaliation for her frequent interference in their matches, Edge and Christian cost Lita the Women’s Championship, helping Ivory defeat her in a four way match on the November 2 episode of SmackDown. Ivory was in a conservative-based stable named Right to Censor at that time, which targeted Lita for her attire and moves. Lita attempted to regain the title on several occasions, wrestling Ivory at Survivor Series and Rebellion, but she was thwarted on each occasion by Steven Richards, Ivory’s mentor.