Report: Lita Almost Wasn’t Inducted Into Hall Of Fame This Year
Apparently Lita would not have been inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame if it wasn’t for
CM Punk walking out of the company. Here is a post from WrestleChat.net about this story:
“It’s one of the most surreal moments in the history of a wrestler meeting somebody they were a fan of considering the personal lives of former Divas Champion AJ Lee and WWE Hall of Famer Lita. The fact that there is video of the encounter from WWE makes it all the more surreal.
In July 2001, Lita was riding high in WWE while AJ Lee was a 13-year-old fan in tears as she met her idol in person. She got Lita to sign her copy of WWE’s newly-released VHS bio tape on the Diva,Lita – It Just Feels Right, and even got a hug out of the encounter. The camera focused in on AJ, who was rocking a Lita t-shirt, and had tears of joy on her face. My how times have changed, huh?
As WWE fans know by now, AJ married CM Punk last week. What’s noteworthy about that is that Punk had dated previously dated Lita. In fact, Lita was Punk’s girlfriend last year and even his date to the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. They broke up shortly after the event, Punk started dating AJ, and now they’re husband and wife.
All three wrestling stars are private people, so none of them have publicly said anything about this odd triangle. A former backstage WWE worker, however, shed some light on it.
News of AJ’s marriage to Punk was immediately broken on Reddit.com by this ex-backstage worker, MetsFan4Ever, a verified WWE insider who has produced evidence of his past ties to the sports-entertainment organization. After breaking news of their wedding, he revealed that Punk courted AJ while he was involved in a relationship with Lita.
“Lita would be off somewhere else in the building and Punk would be talking to AJ,” he said, while also noting that Lita attended most WWE shows when she was dating Punk. “I thought it was kind of odd at the time.”
He continued, “I think a lot went on when Lita would be sitting by herself and he was chatting with AJ. A lot went down at the arena.”
In April, Lita took her rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame (alongside Ultimate Warrior, Razor Ramon, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Carlos Colon and Mr. T). MetsFan4Ever reveals that Lita’s enshrinement would not have happened had Punk not walked out on WWE.
“If Punk was there it would not have happened. That’s all I know. Their breakup and dating AJ would not have sat well with all 3 parties. It would have been even more uncomfortable for Lita,” he said – the announcement was made exactly two weeks after Punk told Vince McMahon he was “going home.”
This triangle has also been a source of comedy within WWE.
Last November, a raunchy cartoon surfaced online that played off the infamous video of a young AJ breaking down while meeting Lita. Noting AJ’s desire to be like Lita when she grows up, the cartoon pokes fun at her dating Lita’s ex-boyfriend.”