Today in History: Lita & The Dudley Boyz vs. Stephanie, HHH & Kurt Angle

On this day in history:

August 3rd, 2000 | A few days prior, HHH lost both his match and a good deal of dignity, so he had a lot to gain back when teamed with his wife Stephanie McMahon and Kurt Angle. Again he was facing Lita, who this time was teaming up with the Dudley Boyz. Stephanie managed to escape being both tabled by the Dudleyz (twice) and moonsaulted by Lita, and was able to cover Lita for the win after Triple H hit her with a Pedigree. Stephanie and Kurt’s enthusiastic celebration post-match had HHH fuming, dignity still in deficit.

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  • shameronstar

    The days where men wrestling women was ok! Also, I kind of LOLed when Lawler said that Stephanie was being molested! Attitude Era Lawler = funny is hell Current Lawler = Annoying as hell and needs to be beat up by Vickie Guerrero!

  • Queen Bee

    I didnt like that Stephanie pinned Lita, Stephanie was annoying and a terrible wrestler at this time.

    • Sherri Martel Appreciation Page

      Being Vince’s daughter it didn’t matter lol.. But i agree she should never have pinned Lita.

  • WweLitafan4ever

    Few weeks later,they mainevented RAW and Lita won the title:)!

  • The K@rmic HeeL

    I never learned why Lita teamed with the Dudleyz here? I know she sort of teamed with APA a couple of times…but why Bully Ray? Ugh…

    Love Lita’s moonsault, very swan like in this one.

    There are two Lita things i have yet to see, maybe someone can point me in the right direction.

    Alright – One where Lita is the Women’s Champion in 2000 and she is wearking a lite pink top and a thong to match. Her hair is red and curled. They might have a cut of it in her DVD.

    And another after she returned she did an interview about her book. She was sitting on a couch and having a one on one interview with someone. She is wearking jeans and a light blue sweater. I have looked but have never found it..

    For extra measure – I was wondering if there might be footage of her dark match which i think was her and Jacqueline vs. Jazz and Victoria in 2003? Jacqueline turned on Lita and they all teamed up on her. I don’t remember who won though.

    This one i don’t know if it happened but i had read a report of Lita vs. Chyna (champ) at Smackdown the week of Backlash 2001, It was supposedly scrapped from TV and turned into a Rivalry the next week instead.

    Thanks ahead if anyone has info or vids of these.

    • Jakey

      Lita teamed with the Dudleyz because their gimmick was putting women through tables, and the crowd *really* wanted Steph to get tabled.

      The dark match you’re talking about was done at house shows. Jacqueline turned heel on Lita and walked out during the match to turn it into a handicap match, but Lita won them anyway.

      Lita vs. Chyna on Smackdown never happened. Chyna only defended her title against Ivory and Molly Holly before the promo with Lita on the RAW after Backlash to set up their program.