Today in History: Lita vs. John Cena in a No Holds Barred Match

On this day in history:

September 25th, 2006 | In an exchange with John Cena, Edge and Lita made a bold claim: anyone on the WWE roster could outwrestle him. Edge took it a step further, challenging Cena to a match with Lita with one arm tied behind his back, no holds barred. Cena accepted the challenge, but Lita didn’t like the sound of it. She had already wrestled that night, defeating Candice Michelle in the first round of the Women’s Title tournament, but was less successful in the main event of the evening, only getting a few slaps and kicks in on Cena before he caught her in the FU, hitting her with the finisher and pinning her.

What are your memories of this moment?

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  • http://www.twitter.com/julesellington5 Jules Ellington

    I wanted Lita to win hahaha, obviously I knew it wasn’t going to happen. I was dreaming.

  • ???iig?????

    I think this is Litas Worst match .!

    • SimplyDivaLicious

      Her last match sucked… It was just disgusting.

      • nismos69

        Her last match as in the match with Mickie James?
        It was a great match i think your saying that the aftermath was disgusting, because it was, it was a really stupid way to exit on of the greatest divas to ever step foot in a ring.

        • SimplyDivaLicious

          Yeah I mean aftermath but it was her last match..

  • nismos69

    IMO for everything Lita did in the WWE she deserved more than 4 titles, and deserved a more respectful retirement.

    • Sha95

      I heard the WWE meant for her to be a 5x Champion, but she retired. I also heard that Lita was supposed to go over back in 2001 against Chyna to be a 2x Women’s Champion then, but Lita refused to accept a title reign at that time, feeling Chyna deserved to walk out on top.

      • Chelsii?

        Because Lita is a class act and puts others before herself.

      • nismos69

        She seems like one of those girls who would out others before her! So if she got othered a match with Aj Lee at wm 30 she would not accept it because others deserve it more! Shes great!

        • PopOff

          Lita is was so selfless through her career, she helped put over the new girls and make them look good! She was a class act

      • Phoenix Ramsey

        I think it was opposite of that. In her book she wanted to be put over and ‘officially made the face of the division.’ But WWE didn’t want to do that. Maybe Chyna didn’t.

        • https://twitter.com/_EricHolt_ Eric Holt

          I believe in her book, she said something about how WWE felt she didn’t need the women’s championship to put her over, but I always felt that Lita should’ve gotten more championship reigns than she got. I mean, I don’t mind the fact that she only had 4, but then again, as popular as she was, it would’ve been great to have seen her have close to the amount of reigns that Trish had.

          • Phoenix Ramsey

            Yeah that’s true, but the Chyna feud was an odd situation. She wanted to be made the face of the division. I mean, it wasn’t about the title as much as superseding Chyna.

    • BorisG

      Well if she wasn’t injured, I’m sure she should have had more. When she was injured it went like this: Jazz was champion, then Trish, then Molly, then Trish, then Victoria, then Trish again, then Jazz, then Gail, then Molly and then Lita returned. It wasn’t until 1 year until she won her 2nd title.

    • charovnica

      Lita unfortunately was injury prone and this cut her reigns short.She certainly left her own legacy so she’ll be remembered no doubt.

  • amberindia

    Lita’s high flying move set enabled her to unload some offense on Superstars. OTOH anything with Trish looked poorly choreographed!!

  • WorkAlone

    RIP 06 CENA :(

  • OJ Von Erich

    LOL… She went flying!

  • nismos69

    Lita sure knows how to sell a FU WOWZA

  • ???iig?????

    I liked Stephanie’s No holds Barred match better then this one

  • nismos69

    Who keeps randomly downvoting my comments, MOFOS SHOW UR FACES.
    No seriously, this has been happening to me and others randomly. STAHP

    • http://noreallyitstrue.wordpress.com/ AdrianRay

      This place is filled with haters and morons. Ignore the down votes! Lol

      • nismos69

        Omg literally everysingle comment is voted down, ima hunt this cunt down. YOU GONNA DIE BITCH

    • SimplyDivaLicious

      Pussy’s. Who else?

  • http://noreallyitstrue.wordpress.com/ AdrianRay

    This was more of a joke than anything else. It helped further Cena/Edge, but I always feel for how Lita was considered a joke throughout her last run. She was a good heel, I guess her run as one just bothers me because it ended so horribly. It was also the end of her ENTIRE run, and she was always 10x more popular than Trish and deserved to be built back up and retired properly.

    • fjldasfj

      Lita 10x more popular tha Trish?????? LMAO!!!!!!
      In your dreams she was. lol

      • Natalie Wade

        Yes, Lita was way more popular than Trish.

      • http://noreallyitstrue.wordpress.com/ AdrianRay

        Okay. Lmao

      • sheba

        you’re stupid i love trish more than anything but i am not a fool, lita was always more popular than trish stratus when trish was face, and as a heel lita also got a greater reaction, lita is the wwe’s most popular diva ever

        • fjldasfj

          Lita is not the most popular diva ever. Far from it. Ask anybody in the street and they will tell you that they know Trish Stratus and Chyna waaaay before that they who Lita is. And thats a FACT.

          • http://noreallyitstrue.wordpress.com/ AdrianRay

            I love Trish, but if we are being honest, the girl never quite reached Sable status, Lita did.

          • sheba

            sweetheart i can ask anyone in the street, and everyone will know who lita is. lita, chyna, trish are just those three everyone knows but lita more than trish its the truth

        • Allison Johnson

          100% agree

  • SimplyDivaLicious

    Lmao some asshole just voted everyone’s comment down xD

  • oh wow

    I remember this. Pretty cool that Lita mainevented RAW(again.) She is the queen of RAW main events. I love heel Lita.

  • https://twitter.com/_EricHolt_ Eric Holt

    I actually liked the interactions between heel Lita and John Cena. I thought they were well done.

  • BorisG

    Lita is awesome, she played heel role to perfection, people went from loving her to death, to hating her so badly.

  • WweRules32

    this was cool back then and they should do some with todays divas

  • Raekon

    This match was a joke and showcased lita as a joke aswell.
    Would they not restrict her she could had a great match with John like she had with spike dudley in the past but they had to go and make her look helpless and useless.
    Oh well.

    • Natalie Wade

      Lita could have gave Cena a run for his money if Lita wasn’t heel.

  • charovnica

    Knowing Lita’s history it was kind of hard to imagine she would be scared to get involved with a man in the ring :D Yet again…she was the heel and she was going against Cena…

  • SimplyDivaLicious

    WWE was amazingly interesting..

  • Bruno Santos

    Awww i remember this <3

  • Anthony Gutierrez

    wow. Lita, the only woman to main event 3 times. Unprecedented. In my opinion, there is no comparing her and Trish. They are both in their own ways, the greatest Divas of all time. What Lita did Trish could never do and vice versa

    • DivasChampAJ

      AJ mainevented 3 times also.

      • Anthony Gutierrez

        AJ mainevented with males in tag team matches, where the focus was not her. All 3 of Lita’s main events were singles matches, two of them were title wins and the other being against the WWE’s #1 superstar.

        not to knock AJ, but its FAR from the same thing

        • DivasChampAJ

          True.

  • sheba

    it actually really hurt me seeing lita get embaressed like this all the time and get her ass beat by the male superstars even though she was heel i always supported her… this was back when i was 10/9 lmfao made me uncomfortable and hate cena, and hate edge even more for not protecting his woman well enough

  • Allison Johnson

    I liked the match where Cena wrestled Lita with a bag over his head better.