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WrestleMania Rewind: Lita Gets Involved in TLC Match at WM17

Over the next few days, in the lead up to this Sunday’s big WrestleMania 26 event, we’ll be taking a look back at some of the memorable moments in WrestleMania history that involved the WWE Divas. Each of the Diva Dirt team have picked a moment that they loved to share with you all. Today, it’s Erin’s WrestleMania rewind.

Erin: My moment is a little unconventional in the sense that it’s not technically a Diva moment. It wasn’t a Diva match, nor did it feature more than one Diva. However, I feel that it was one of the most exciting moments in my memories of WrestleMania. This moment is the Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match from WrestleMania X7, and for a long time it has been one of my favorite matches based merely on the excitement and sense of importance you felt while watching each team take a beating via the aforementioned tables, ladders, and chairs. Only one Diva, of course, was fit to stick her nose in this match, and that was Lita. She was the Diva most capable of standing toe-to-toe with the guys (barring Chyna, I suppose) in this risky environment, and from taking on the likes of Edge, Rhyno, and the Dudleyz, she certainly got enough ring time for not even being a legal participant in the match. I was pretty young and new to wrestling when I saw this match, so I was especially thrilled to pieces to see a woman get so involved in what was strictly a “men’s” match. This moment was the embodiment of what made Lita so popular, in my opinion–she traded blows with the guys (with steel chairs, nonetheless), pulled off jaw-dropping moves, and was entirely capable of taking a beating herself. If only a Diva these days could make such a mark on a big-time WrestleMania match.

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