Lita Says WWE’s Divas Division Took a Hit & Hasn’t Recovered, More

– 2014 WWE Hall of Famer Lita recently spoke with Scott Fishman of The Miami Herald. Here are some highlights:

Stephanie McMahon getting in touch with her:
“Stephanie McMahon was texting with me. She was feeling me out telling me the office has been trying to get in touch with me. She asked if I could call the office. She was doing the whole talking to me as a friend, but being a little vague. She said, ‘The office just has something they would like to talk to you about. I believe that it’s regarding WrestleMania. So maybe it’s the weekend surrounding it? I’m not really sure, so just give them a call.’ I was like, ‘All right weirdo. Sure.’ Then I called, and they asked me if I would accept the honor of being in their Hall of Fame.”

The Divas division today:
“Let’s say a generation is seven years. It has been about seven years since Trish 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.”

Possibly doing 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.”

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  • Jeff Rittenour

    last great divas (ugh I HATE that term) were Mickie, Melina and Beth. It’s been s*** since then (even though Natalya, AJ and to a degree Kaitlyn were good)…these bimbos now should just be managing. Women’s wrestling is a joke.

    • Murlin Richard

      except tna knockouts divison, lol, those woman can actually wrestle, but i agree with you, aj can, i’m not really feelin natalya, and the rest are good lookin bimbos, especially the bella twins

  • Ronald Ryan

    I still believe the bellas are only there because of who there banging and Natalya is only there because of where she came from and she don’t mind reminding people of it which is pathetic I mean like you don’t hear randy orton saying he’s champion because of his father or the uso’s saying it because there related to peter maivia personally I think if nattie wasn’t apart of the hart family she would of been gone already

    • Eyam Ova-Urazis

      Who is Natalya reminding where she came from? I haven’t seen that. Plus, there are plenty of second generation wrestlers who are fired or never get a job in the first place.

      • Ronald Ryan

        she has mentioned several times during total divas and D.H smith wanted to move on and the same with ted dibiase jr wanted to spend time with the family

        • Eyam Ova-Urazis

          Oh, I see. Her CHARACTER said it.

    • Peter Whitney

      You mean like when He’d have his dad come out to the ring with him? Or when he started a stable called Legacy where all the members were second generation?

      • Ronald Ryan

        yes he did have his father come to ring and he did have legacy but come on randy got to be champion on his own and the fact he’s got talent

        • Peter Whitney

          First… Your reply to Eyam, Total Divas is as real as the Kardashian shows. That s*** is scripted and proof is that Stephanie is so easy to get ahold of on that show before they film Raw when that is not the way it really is.

          Anyways, the first time Orton won the belt was so they could say he was the youngest champion. Brock Lesnar was 25 when he won and when he left a few months later Orton won at 24, and was then dubbed the youngest champion. You can say that’s all coincidence but come on. And he only held the belt for a month.