Lita says she almost quit WWE during love triangle storyline with Edge and Matt Hardy. The infamous storyline took place back in 2005.
Lita is a four time Women’s Champion in the WWE, a Hall of Famer and widely accepted as one of the greatest ever to step foot in a WWE ring. Unfortunately for her, despite all her accomplishments, she is mostly remembered for the infamous storyline also involving Edge and Matt Hardy.
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During a recent conversation with Renee Paquette on her Oral Sessions podcast, Lita spoke about how she still suffers from negative backlash but the others don’t because they’re men. She also revealed that she almost quit the company a month into the storyline.
Lita says she almost quit WWE during love triangle storyline with Edge and Matt Hardy
“It’s still talked about. My relationships are commented on a regular basis, on my Instagram still or social media. Meanwhile, all of the men involved, you know, anything not controversial like with [CM] Punk or Edge or Matt, I guarantee they don’t get asked about it. I know they don’t get asked about it because they’re dudes, and, you know, it’s that double standard thing. I think at this point that’s the problem; what I hold onto, feeling the double standard.
“But I’ll tell you it was not easy. I mean, for sure, I almost quit a month [into] the whole love triangle. At that point, not only was it so hard, it was also out of shame. Like, I wasn’t proud of how I conducted myself. Yes, if I had to do it all over again, I absolutely would have handled myself differently. But I didn’t.
“So, I was like, make the bed, and you lie in it. And at that point, I was just like, I deserve all of these terrible things that everybody is saying to me. I deserve not wanting to wake up every morning. It was also difficult, as time passed, to let myself off the hook. The only way you can move forward with your life is, sure, you learn from your mistakes and keep going, but you have to forgive yourself.”
I felt very alone and isolated and just in a really bad place
Lita also lamented the lack of social media back then stating that if things were the same back then as it is today, there may have been a few people who would have understood her instead of how she felt like everyone was against her.
“I don’t know. So, it’s interesting, ’cause with age comes wisdom. It’s hard to hypostasize because that just wouldn’t happen. I have a better skill set to communicate and navigate my day-to-day. But, that happened to me, and there was very limited social media at that point, so I can only imagine in that current day and age with social media. But then now, I think I would have some people, at least, taking my side, whereas I just felt like literally, everyone was against me. I felt very alone and isolated and just in a really bad place.”
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