On this day in history:

August 21st, 2000 | Lita had been unsuccessfully chasing Stephanie McMahon‘s Women’s Title for a long, frustrating period, Stephanie using every tool in her kit to keep Lita at bay. Finally, the odds seemed to be in Lita’s favor: a Women’s Title match was booked for the night’s main event and The Rock was appointed the guest referee. The Rock was able to keep a sharp eye on HHH and Kurt Angle at ringside, and Matt and Jeff Hardy eventually turned up to officially even the odds. Meanwhile, in the ring, Lita dominated the match. Thanks to her skill advantage (and some aggressive refereeing by The Rock), Lita was able to win the match and finally capture the Women’s Title.

Also occurring today in history:
* 7/21/16 – Charlotte Flair defeats Sasha Banks to become a two-time Raw Women’s Champion at SummerSlam.

What are your memories of this moment?

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  • Rosanna

    If ur thinking Stephanie gave Lita a career you’re mistaking. Lita and Sable gave Stephanie a career has a heel! I don’t know why Stephanie won the title from Jacqueline anyway… seems a bit suspect to me

    • Kat Love

      Stephanie most hated women at the time so a huge baby face like Lita taking the title off her was satisfying!

      • KatyaMenelli

        A huge baby face that she screwed over twice prior to this.

        • Eliseo Reyes

          which made the reward even better. She got the comeuppance she deserved.

    • TorrieTrishStacyLita

      True. I LOVED Stephanie and Sable’s feud. Mainly because Sable effortlessly sold her role as the heel mistress who always had one up on Stephanie

    • jcott3

      When they were feuding in 2003, Stephanie was the face, with Sable as the heel.

      As for why they made Steph champion in 2000, I don’t know for sure, but it was probably because she had so much crowd heat then. Fans HATED her with a passion.

  • Did anyone else catch Lita using the “Stratusfaction?”

  • NY

    I love this match! Good times!!

  • Hangga

    too bad this is the only longest reign by Lita. if only she was 100 % in 2002/2005 …