Today in History: Lita and Trish Stratus Face off Before New Year’s Revolution

On this day in history:

January 3rd, 2005 | Less than a week before she was set to face Lita for her Women’s Championship at New Year’s Revolution, Trish Stratus took on old rival Victoria, easily defeating her and demonstrating to Lita the challenge she had in front of her. Not satisfied with that, though, Trish took to the microphone and called out Lita, drawing her out and setting her up for an attack from Gene Snitsky. He placed a steel chair around Lita’s neck, ready to attack her in the same way he put Kane on the shelf. This prompted the Big Red Machine’s return, sending Snitsky and Trish running and saving his wife.

What are your memories of this moment?

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  • JoeWWE

    This rivalry had so much going for it, such bad luck that Lita was injured a week later :’(

  • BorisG

    This feud could have been so much better if Lita didn’t get injured, I think the original plan was to go to WM. Wish Trish and Lita faced each other at WM in a singles match.

    • shameronstar

      There was a rumor I heard that it was even suppose to be the first ever diva’s ladder match!

      • charovnica

        Man…that’s a bummer!

    • TorrieTrishStacyLita

      yea a lot of sources claim they were gonna face each other at WM 21 in a ladder match. But then Lita got injured (again) and they threw in Christy to feud with Trish even though Christy wasnt trained or prepared. Sucked for Christy

      • Sha95

        I agree but Christy was trained a lil bit, just not experienced enough for the big stage, Vicotira even made mention of it but also complemented her & said she was a nice girl. I do believe Christy did good though, considering how ‘green’ she was at the time

        • TorrieTrishStacyLita

          Oh yea I totally agree. I wasnt insulting Christy or anything because she did a great job for a new diva and I really liked her. I just felt bad she had to be forced into the storyline so last minute. I felt like they could’ve had Christy feud with Candice or something and replace Lita with another more diva from Raw or Smackdown since there was only one divas match at WM 21

        • jcott3

          I didn’t think Christy did that bad that night despite really being in over her head, but WWE shouldn’t have put her in that position. I know she got the nod because of winning the Diva Search and WWE’s insistence on pushing any Diva who poses for Playboy, but she wasn’t ready and wasn’t going to be ready in time. When Lita went down, they should have given the WM match to Victoria.

      • BorisG

        Yes, but with Trish and Lita we would have gotten real WM quality match.

    • Sha95

      It’s weird to think that Trish Stratus vs. Lita in a singles match whether for the title or not NEVER happened…hope for the 2.0 in AJ Lee vs. Kaitlyn! Although, I don’t want to see them feuding so soon, that way the next time they do it feels just as special as the first time.

  • charovnica

    Gosh, I loved this aftermath! Trish and Lita always had that chemistry…you just believed them when they acted as if the wanted to tear each other apart.
    I also loved Kane’s return…I dug them as a couple tbh.

  • Sass.

    Are DD still doing hopes and predictions for 2014?


    I never liked Trish Stratus heel turn but i always been a fan of Lita. But i didn’t like her heel turn either.

    • jcott3

      Lita didn’t really turn heel so much as she had heeldom thrust upon her after her dirty laundry with Matt and Edge got out into the open.

  • WweRules32

    trish and litas feuds were superb

  • TorrieTrishStacyLita

    Yes yes I remember this. Trish was pissed off! lol

  • AdrianRay

    Sucks that Kane was involved in all this…

  • Randall

    I loved Trish and Lita’s feuds. I always enjoyed Trish as heel, she was kind of boring as a face. I liked Lita much better when she was a face. So there 2006 feud felt kind of weird since the roles were reversed. But I still enjoyed it. WWE needs to do these kinds of feuds again. AJ and Kaitlyn would be perfect.

    • TorrieTrishStacyLita

      I see where you’re coming from. Trish needed a character change by 2004 and that gave birth to heel Trish who was just perfect! Trish (in my opinion) was the best female heel of all time because she was so funny, quick on the mic, deliciously evil, and she was truly at the top of the diva’s roster once she became heel

      • jcott3

        Trish was a total package (looks, promos, ring work). I thought Trish was a good heel (you are absolutely correct that she was deliciously evil), but others have said that she wasn’t that great because fans were still cheering for her despite being a heel.

        • TorrieTrishStacyLita

          Yea idk why people say that like it makes her a bad heel. The fans were still cheering for Trish because she was smoking hot and she was funny as hell. Amazing on the mic!

  • Sha95

    One day I’m going to watch the fued of Trish Stratus vs. Lita from beginning to end & just enjoy, like I do w/ most Diva title reigns & fueds #OnlineWorldofWrestlingisMyFriend ;)

  • Glitched

    Trish the dish became Trish the bish ooh i loved it

    • Sha95

      I see what you did there

  • Juan

    Damn those were the days!!

  • oh wow

    I miss Lita she’s the best.