More reactions on Lita’s Hall of Fame Induction: Trish Stratus, Jim Ross, & Mickie James
In a follow up to the overwhelming response from the wrestling world on Twitter, Trish Stratus, Jim Ross, and Mickie James have posted write ups on their thoughts about Lita’s induction into the WWE Hall of Fame.
From Trish Stratus (via TrishStratus.com)
“I’m so happy for Amy!” Trish said over the phone. “Lita was someone who connected with our audiences right from her very first appearance in the WWE ring. She embodied a generation’s battle to be authentic. Everything about her attitude – from her body language to her outfits – told girls and boys to be true to themselves.”
“Her induction proves that she left an impression and she, rightfully, will now take her place amongst our industry’s best.”
From Jim Ross (via JRsBarBQ.com)
Very proud of Amy Dumas aka Lita who will be inducted in the WWE HOF class of 2014 in NOLA the night before WM30. I had heard this info leaded from WWE a couple of weeks ago but did not want to contribute to spoiling the surprise. I did vividly remember meeting Amy in my Stamford office years ago when she came in for a job interview. She had been bold and brave enough to live alone in Mexico to train and develop a different skill set from other females and she eventually became one of WWE’s biggest stars, male or female, during my time in talent relations. There’s a funny story about her less than dainty shoulder tattoo that played into her job interview that I tell on our RINGSIDE shows.
From Mickie James (via Facebook)
Last night a dear friend of mine was announced as an inductee in the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame. This year Lita will rightfully take her place alongside the legends of our industry. I could not be more happy for her. She truly deserves this so much.
Lita brought her own unique style and grace both in and out the ring. She broke the mold of convention and paved her own way with originality and innovation. She dared you to be your own unique self no matter what! And she captured and embraced a unique and loyal blend of fans all her own because of it.
I was fortunate enough to meet Lita prior to ever making it to the big dance. In North Carolina in the back of a small Indy show where she actually pulled me aside to give me advice about my match. She didn’t have to do that but she did. That was just a small testament to how much she truly loved this business. And perhaps he saw something in little ol’ me. I owe a lot to her in the advice she shared with me and all the help along the way. I had looked up to her then but even more after that day.
One of the moments I can say that I am honestly most proud of in my career was to share the ring with her in her last match before her retirement at WWE Survivor Series 2006 in Philly. It was a sad day because it was the true end of the Golden Era of women’s wrestling. I couldn’t have been more honored to finally have a program with someone I looked up to for so many reasons and so long.
Congrats to a friend, a mentor, and to an amazing woman! I’m so proud of and for you. I love you girl! Thank you for not just setting a standard but for raising the bar! Thank you for seeing something in me. The fans and I thank you for everything! Xoxo
» Lita enters WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2014
» WWE Superstars, Divas, and more react to the announcement
Following the incredible announcement of Lita joining this year’s WWE Hall of Fame, several of her former coworkers (and other wrestling personalities) took to Twitter to congratulate her. Here is what they had to say:
There goes my plan to be the best looking @WWE Hall of Fame inductee. Congratulations Lita. Great talent & well deserved. @AmyDumas
Trish Stratus @trishstratuscom
So happy for my bestie @amydumas! Here’s my thoughts http://bit.ly/1kx7ia9 #lita #hof2014
Tom Prichard @drtomprichard
Congratulations to @AmyDumas! 2014 HOF
Lisa Marie Varon @REALLiSAMARi
Yayyyy! @amydumas !! I’m so happy!
Tommy Dreamer @THETOMMYDREAMER
I couldn’t be happier to see @AmyDumas being inducted into @Wwe Hall of Fame. Very proud to see her career grow & prouder to call her friend
Howard Finkel @howardfinkel
Congrats to @AmyDumas on her forthcoming induction to the WWE Hall of Fame, Class of 2014!! A richly deserved honor!!
Tyson Kidd @KiddWWE
I’m really happy that @AmyDumas is going into the Hall of Fame. What a cast this year so far. #Raw
Gregory Shane Helms @ShaneHelmsCom
Congrats Leets! @AmyDumas
Jim Ross @JRsBBQ
Atta girl @AmyDumas …Lita in 2014 WWE HOF! I remember our 1st meeting in Stamford.
Oh my goshhhh!! @AmyDumas/Lita in the #WWEHOF! My eyes are watery, this is so cool!! She’s a BIG reason I followed my dreams! #RAW #LITA
Summer Rae WWE @RealSummerWWE
Wow! Congratulations to @AmyDumas for being inducted to this years Hall of Fame! #HOF
Aahhhhhhhg!!!????? LITA!!!! #HallOfFame about time!!!!! Amazing inductee!!!!!! #RAW #WWE
Maria Kanellis @MariaLKanellis
Congrats, @AmyDumas !! You are a true inspiration to all of us women in wrestling!!
I just heard that @AmyDumas is the newest inductee into the Hall Of Fame. Congrats.
Congratulations to @AmyDumas! #HOF2014
Kaptain Kannabis ?@ValVenisEnt
WOW! Congratulations @AmyDumas!!! I still remember when I 1st met u in Mexico City. Now you’re going in the Hall Of Fame! You deserve it!
Mickie James ?@MickieJames
Big congrats to my girl @AmyDumas you truly deserve it! An innovator & true icon in our industry! You’ve inspired so many including myself!????
» Lita joins Class of 2014 in the WWE Hall of Fame
Joining the likes of the Ultimate Warrior and Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Lita has officially been announced as the third inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame, Class of 2014!
Here is what she had to say about the incredible announcement: Click.
The ceremony will take place in New Orleans, the night before WrestleMania XXX.
In addition to the announcement, WWEShop.com is now offering Lita “Rebel By Design” retro t-shirts for sale. These have not been available to buy for years so don’t miss out on your chance to get one!
Congratulations to Amy!
» WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
» Follow @AmyDumas
» Follow @theamydumascom
WWE recently released the Raw 20th Anniversary Collection, a 12 disc box set that includes several full episodes of Monday Night Raw as well as other extras. Lita is featured in four of the Raw episodes listed on the DVD.
RAW 409 – March 26, 2001 – Hardy Boyz & Chris Benoit vs. Edge, Christian & Kurt Angle
RAW 548 – November 24, 2003 – Steel Cage Match: Lita vs. Victoria
RAW 645 – October 3, 2005 – Loser Leaves Raw Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Edge vs. Matt Hardy
RAW 759 – December 10, 2007 – Trish Stratus Interrupts Jillian Hall
» Raw 20th Anniversary Collection
WWE’s newest video game WWE 2K14 will be released on October 29th and the full roster has finally been revealed! Seven WWE Divas are featured in this year’s game, including our very own Lita! She was shown in the trailer for WWE 2k14 in an reenactment of WrestleMania 22 and she has now been officially announced along with the rest of the Full Roster. Her character render, as well as the trailer screenshot, can be viewed below. For more information on WWE 2k14, visit their website also listed below.
» WWE 2k14 “Experience 30 Years of WrestleMania” Trailer
» WWE 2k14 Roster Reveal
» WWE 2k14 Official Website
» View Screenshot & Render