The latest interview with WWE Hall of Famer Lita, conducted by the Miami Herald, delves into the former Women’s Champion’s thoughts on Total Divas, the division today, wrestling one more match, and more.
The state of the division since she and Trish left: “Let’s say a generation is seven years. It has been about seven years since Trish Stratus and I left. We left within a few months of each other. The diva’s division took quite a hit. I don’t feel like it has fully recovered. I would love to see it get that spark again, that involving a deep roster that you could have a bunch of compelling characters — ones you want to go out there and see. At the same time, the women just like the tag division, was super hot. I don’t know that it has seen that type of attention since, either. It was a special time that I am glad to have been a part of when it was up.”
Total Divas: “Sure, you get wrestling fans, but they’re already watching the programming anyways. Then you get the people who watch the Kardashians. I feel like that is the type of person that would watch Total Divas as opposed to a wrestling fan who is already watching anyways….I have several friends now at this point that have zero concept of my life when I was doing that. Their questions and perception are just completely different than a fan or somebody in the know. I think it’s a different market that people are watching Total Divas, but I don’t know if it translates to more viewership or interest in women’s wrestling. It’s more about being curious about these people who do this thing that they maybe weren’t interested in before.”
Wrestling her last match with Mickie James: “Mickie James, I knew from the indies and encouraged the office to hire her. So as far as personally to be able to have my last WWE match with her and have her grow as a talent, we had a great working relationship and a great personal relationship. So I was happy to be out there with her. I could have done without my post-match of Cryme Tyme coming out selling props and my personal belongings, but having my last match with Mickie James, she is great. She is talented. I liked working with her.”
Wrestling one more match: “The only thing when I get asked about giving one more match is more just to prove it to myself. I do feel really great and really strong. I had some nagging injuries for a really long time after I retired that I guess I will have to live with for getting beaten up for so long. I do feel really great and feel really strong, so that would be more the reason why I would want to get back out there one more time to prove to myself I can still do all the stuff. As far as getting an itch or anything active, I’m super happy where I am and proud of my accomplishments. It’s not really something I feel like I need to do, but if my arm was twisted at the right time, I could probably be talked into it.”
You can read the full interview on the Miami Herald.