Amy Dumas

American professional wrestler
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Amy Christine Dumas (born April 14, 1975) better known by her ring name Lita, is an American retired professional wrestler and singer. She is best known for working with the World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (WWE) from 1999 to 2006. She became one of the most popular female wrestlers in the company's history.[4]

Amy Dumas
Dumas in 2012
Born (1975-04-14) April 14, 1975 (age 49)[1][2]
Fort Lauderdale, Florida[1][2]
PartnerBilly Dumas (1993–present)
Children1
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Angelica
Lita
Miss Congeniality
Billed height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)[3]
Billed weight135 lb (61 kg)[3][1]
Billed fromAtlanta, Georgia
Sanford, North Carolina[3]
Trained byDory Funk, Jr.[3]
Ricky Santana[1]
Ace Steel[1]
Kevin Quinn[1]
Debut1999

Career

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After working for a short time on the independent circuit and in Extreme Championship Wrestling, Dumas began working with the World Wrestling Federation in 1999. Originally, she was paired with Essa Rios. She became more well know when she teamed up with Matt and Jeff Hardy as Team Xtreme. During her career, she won the WWE Women's Championship four times.

Dumas had an off-screen relationship with Matt Hardy. It ended in 2005 after her affair with Adam Copeland (then better known as Edge). WWE used the problems between them as part of a story during 2005 and 2006. The affair was part of the reason Hardy was fired in 2005, but he was rehired later in the year. As a result of her personal life, Dumas' character Lita became a heel for the first time.

After she stopped wrestling in 2006, she became the lead singer of punk rock band The Luchagors. The band released their self-titled CD, The Luchagors on September 11, 2007. She was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014.[5]

Since her retirement, Dumas has still worked for the WWE in many ways. She has been a trainer for many years. She still takes part in many events which use "Legends" talent. In 2023, she won the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship with Becky Lynch.

Championships and accomplishments

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Lita is a four-time WWF/WWE Women's Champion.
 
Lita during her speech of induction at the WWE Hall of Fame in April 2014

References

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Lita's Bio". SLAM! Wrestling. March 2, 2005. Archived from the original on 2012-05-30. Retrieved 2007-10-18.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Stephen Laroche (February 14, 2001). "Lita riding wave of popularity". SLAM! Wrestling. Archived from the original on 2015-04-19. Retrieved 2007-10-18.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "Lita's Alumni Profile". WWE.com. Retrieved 2007-06-07.
  4. Nicholas Sammond (2005). Steel Chair to the Head: The Pleasure and Pain of Professional Wrestling. Duke University Press. p. 174. ISBN 08223-3438-0.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "2014 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee: Lita: Raw, Feb. 10, 2014". WWE. Archived from the original on 2014-03-02. Retrieved 2014-03-26.
  6. "Charlotte Flair: A Comparative WWE Analysis". Bell to Belles. January 17, 2021. Archived from the original on February 7, 2021. Retrieved March 6, 2021.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "PWI Awards". Pro Wrestling Illustrated. Kappa Publishing Group. Archived from the original on January 21, 2016. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  8. Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: "PWR Honours 2006". Pro Wrestling Report. December 29, 2006. Retrieved March 6, 2021 – via YouTube.
  9. Elliot, Brian (November 6, 2006). "K-Fed costs Cena at Cyber Sunday". SLAM! Sports. Archived from the original on May 13, 2021. Retrieved October 31, 2007.
  10. "WWE Women's Tag Team Championship". World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
  11. Meltzer, Dave (January 26, 2011). "Biggest issue of the year: The 2011 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards Issue". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Campbell, CA: 1–40. ISSN 1083-9593.
  12. "Lita Named Raw's New Diva of the Decade". Diva Dirt. May 31, 2013. Archived from the original on June 14, 2013. Retrieved March 6, 2021.
  13. Missim, Mayer (August 22, 2020). "9 moments that show why Lita is the greatest female WWE wrestler of all time – watch Lita's thank you message". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on September 30, 2020. Retrieved November 3, 2020.

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