Today in History: Stephanie McMahon Thwarts Lita Again

On this day in history:

June 12th, 2000 | Stephanie McMahon was doing a pretty good job of avoiding directly facing Lita, the main challenger for her Women’s Title. So, when a match was made with the stipulation that any interference for Stephanie would earn Lita the belt, she had plenty of reason to worry. At the start of the match, it seemed that Lita had victory well within her grasp, but some well-timed referee distraction allowed Kurt Angle to show up and hit Lita with the Olympic Slam. Stephanie pinned Lita, and once again retained her title in questionable fashion.

What are your memories of this moment?

Note: This was originally posted on 6/12/12.

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  • https://twitter.com/Oliver_James611 OJ Von Erich

    This was quite possibly one of my favourite promo’s in history, Stephanie knew how to rile a crowd & get a reaction. And for a non wrestler, Stephanie was always willing to take a bump, that girl has been pedigree’d by HHH, Rock Bottomed by The Rock, Big Booted by The Undertaker & locked in The Walls Of Jericho by Chris Jericho.

    BEST ERA & WOMEN’S CHAMPION EVER!!! <3

  • https://twitter.com/Oliver_James611 OJ Von Erich

    PS this was the Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley top I mentioned in the

    ‘Diva Couture: Diva T-Shirts Through the Years’

    post, brains, beauty & sometimes BITCH!!! =D

  • ItsRayVolution

    Honestly if Stephanie could carry the womens championship that amazingly with her villainy expressed flawlessly, I’m sure Vickie Guerrero can do the same for the Divas Championship

  • charovnica

    Stephanie really helped Lita with her heelness.People hated her in the guts lol I’d would’ve liked if back when Vicky/AJ was happening,Vickie got the title and AJ was in the role of Lita trying to take it away from her.Would’ve been interesting.

  • MsXxxdiva247

    I remember this, these were the days.

  • WweLitafan4ever

    Lita took so many bumps from the guys.
    I love Lita and watching all these videos of her, makes me miss her even more!

  • Paige Knight Revolution

    Brilliant! Lita and Stephanie had great chemistry together (although nothing tops Lita/Trish) and the main event payoff was perfection! It would’ve been nice to see Rock raise Lita’s hand though. I can understand why Vince was furious at the Hardyz lol.

  • redsandman99

    In retrospect this was a brilliant angle (I was so upset at the time) though also in retrospect, if the payoff didn’t end up being what it was, this wouldn’t seem as brilliant now.

  • http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/WWE_Divas/ art

    I remember this & its awesome the build up lita got & this up for steph for holding the title for so long without defending it…….

  • http://twitter.com/RyanRoman0 Ryan

    Haha Steph… She knows how to rile up the crowd from “For the record. This. Is. Not. Fair!” To “Deep down I have your support, despite That Filthy Name, you all call me” cue in the slut chants hahahaha!! Fucking Steph she’s awesome I did hate her back then lol
    She was a bitch but an awesome one and a necessary bitch while I’m at it.
    Lita awesome as always! Taking hits like a champ, nothin is sexier than a sexy woman taking hits like a pro.
    They hit her hard because they love her lol.. Jk
    But hey!! AJ Kate.. And Vickie Guerrero I want Vickie as Divas Champion!! I think she can pull it off!!
    Love how Stephanie is a coward yet celebrates like she won the Olympics.. Literally lmfao!! I used to hate Kurt and Steph haha

    Also mind you. Stephanie from the day she won the belt from Jacqueline, to the battle royal last week, Stephanie did NOT once defend that belt or even acknowledge any of the women. She just carried it on her shoulders while accompanying Triple H and DX and that’s all haha
    Btw didn’t Tori get her sluty sexy ass bombed through a table, this Sunday 13 years ago? At King of the Ring? By the Dudley Boyz? Man they sexually harassed Tori but according to X-PAC, she was weird and a slag lol she was cool with that kind of play! They Dudley headbutt her in her crotch.. And Devon stayed in there hahaha!! Bully Ray then pimp slapped her because she was fighting back.. Licked her face, and destroyed her through a table! Tori got wood and separated her already injured shoulder haha
    Freakin awesome moment! Table Dumpster Match!!
    Tori was game for anything from hardcore to nudity in a heartbeat she could do it all

    • Paige Knight Revolution

      Tori was tough as nails, but she carried herself alot like Sable, as if she was almost too good for certain people IMO…maybe not, but she gave me the impression atleast. Well anyway, I still miss her and Tori is actually a Yoga Instructor in Maine I think and you can actually sign up for a class with her!

  • Jcott3

    I remember this. The stipulation Mick Foley put down was that if any member of the McMahon-Helmsley Faction interfered, Stephanie would be stripped of the title. The loophole was that Kurt Angle was not a member of the group. I loved to hate Stephanie back then.