Lita Recalls Almost Breaking Trish Stratus’ Neck

Team Bestie have had there share of battles over the years, but not all of them have gone completely to plan.

During her early days in the WWE, Trish Stratus was the manager of Test and Albert, commonly known as T&A. It was during one of their matches against The Hardy Boyz in 2000, the 7-time Women’s champion was involved in a disastrous incident after Lita botched a leg drop and landed straight on Trish Stratus’s face. She detailed about this in her book “Lita: A Less Traveled R.O.A.D.–The Reality of Amy Dumas.”

“Michael Hayes—our agent for the match —told me that they wanted me to do something to Trish. Since things were running late, there wasn’t time for us to practice doing a moonsault on her, so Michael suggested, ‘How about a leg drop?’ I’d never done a leg drop before, but I’d seen Matt do it a thousand times. As usual, I thought, Why not? I can do that. The Hardyz and T&A had the match, I did my run in and as I stood on the second rope to drop the leg on Trish, I realized, ‘I don’t know how to do this.”

“I jumped off and WHAM! landed my a** right onto Trish’s face. Oh shit! (…) Fortunately, my a** hitting her in the face didn’t do any damage—I didn’t break her nose or even bruise her up. It could’ve been a lot worse. Trish was totally cool about it— she understood that she was the new girl and that she had a bunch of dings and knocks coming to her,”

Lita in her book

Trish Stratus was billed the ‘Diva of the Decade’ for her contributions to the WWE. She wrestled her retirement match against Lita in 2006 to capture her seventh WWE Women’s championship. Lita wrestled Becky Lynch earlier this year at Elimination Chamber.

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