Lita recalls Eddie Guerrero warning her of a painful move
Lita remembers the legendary Eddie Guerrero warning her not to make a painful move, and says that in hindsight he was absolutely right!
WWE Hall of Famer Lita has never been afraid to take risks, embracing a high-flying style and never shy away from taking offense at the men she has competed with.
Speaking to Metro.co.uk’s Alistair McGeorge, the former women’s champion opened up about a warning she received from the late great Eddie Guerrero when she asked him to make a move on Monday Night Raw.
“There is once. I wanted Eddie Guerrero to bomb me,” Lita began. “I wanted to jump off the top of the turnbuckle like I was going to send a hurricane to the ground at him, and he was going to grab me and bombard me. He said to me: ‘No way, it will hurt you so much! I don’t want to do this to you, it will hurt you. I was like, ‘No, no, no, this is going to be great, this is what I want to do!’
“He was so adamant about not doing it, and I was adamant about doing it – and it hurt me! I landed on the floor like, ‘He was right…’”
The match in question saw Lita’s then-partner Esse Rios defend his light heavyweight championship against Dean Malenko. Lita accompanied Rios to the ring while Eddie Guerrero was there to support Malenko as the two were both members of the Radicalz at the time.
After parting ways with Esse Rios, Lita would go on to team XTreme with the Hardy Boyz later that year and branch out into singles action. She would retire from being a full-time wrestling performer in 2006 after her often controversial run alongside Edge, although she has made sporadic appearances since then, most recently competing in the 2022 Royal Rumble. was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014.
Lita will face Becky Lynch for the Raw Women’s Championship at Elimination Chamber
The Monday Night Raw episode following the 2022 Royal Rumble saw Becky Lynch take on Rumble winner Ronda Rousey in a promotional segment for the show’s main event. After Ronda made it clear that she had no intention of choosing her WrestleMania opponent that night and left the arena, the crowd was shocked to hear Lita’s music and see the four-time women’s champion head to the ring to take on Becky Lynch.
The WWE Hall of Fame has taken the current Raw Women’s Champion to task, saying that if she is indeed a fighting champion, she should be ready to defend her title at the Elimination Chamber. Lynch initially refused, but accepted the match after being called a coward.
Both women recently made history by becoming the first women to appear on a WWE billboard in Saudi Arabia, where the Elimination Chamber Premium Live event will be held.