Amy Christine Dumas, better known by her ring name, Lita was a proud part of the inaugural Women’s Royal Rumble in 2018. She also didn’t have a lot of time to prepare.
Lita made comeback earlier this year, after she participated in the Women’s Royal Rumble match in January and lasted for 10 minutes in the match before she was eliminated by Charlotte Flair. After the match, she also went to challenge Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch for her title at the Elimination Chamber 2022 pau-per-view in Saudi Arabia. Nevertheless, her challenge went unsuccessful.
In a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet, Lita talked about how she rushed for her comeback in 2018 which ultimately led to her 2022 comeback which proved to be more fruitful for her.
“So, I mean.. the Rumble is fun. [That’s] undeniable. Watching it and being in it. I did the first one, it was monumental. It was historic. I had to be part of it…but I was asked 24 hours in advance. I had not been training. I had to take a red-eye, spending all day in medical getting cleared. The first time I touched a ring since the last time whenever you guys saw me touch a ring was the first time I touched a ring. So, I was nervous in all the wrong ways. I was still glad I did it, there was only gonna be one first [women’s] rumble. I was still happy to see all the women and I ultimately had a good time in my experience [but] when they called me this year I was like ‘Yeah, I want a redo.’ I had a proper heads up and I had been training and my motivation was that it’s fun, I get to see my girlfriends, and this time I wanna feel good nervous going into it.”
Lita and Becky Lynch became a part of a limited group of women who have got the opportunity to participate in Saudi Arabia at the 2022 event. Lita mentioned that the match was in fact a last-minute decision.
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