Lita Reveals She Had Other Options Before WWE Return
The WWE Hall of Famer will return to the ring at the Royal Rumble
WWE Hall of Famer Lita has revealed that she had other options prior to WWE calling her about making a return ahead of this year's Royal Rumble.
The former Women's Champion mentioned on her Twitch channel in late 2021 that she was open to working with AEW. It was subsequently reported that the two sides were in talks for her to come in for a major run there.
Obviously that never ended up happening and Lita will instead make her second appearance in a women's Royal Rumble (she also entered the first-ever women's Rumble in 2018).
Speaking on Throwing Down with Renee Paquette and Miesha Tate, Lita opened up about her decision to come back and how her WWE return came about:
"So pandemic life kind of simplified everyone's priorities because it's just like only what's in front of your plate but then - so I feel like I spent the first half of the pandemic just being like - just eating too much junk and processed food and doing absolutely nothing.
"I'm going, 'Okay, so like even if the pandemic ends, you can't just slowly kill yourself just laying around and eating junk food' so I had already just started to like lifestyle train which is very different from like G.I. Jane training, but I was like, I'm already starting to kind of remember what it felt like to, 'Oh, it feels good when you move your body. It feels good when you push yourself' and I think those kind of was - it was a very baby step that culminated with - you know, and there were like potential opportunities floating around that I was like, 'Well, maybe, maybe, maybe' and then this thing was just like, 'Yes or no, do you want to do this Rumble on this day? Like yes or no? Are you in?'. And I was just like - put my feet to the fire. I was like, 'Yes, I'm in' and then it was like, okay, so now that I'm in, it’s time to make the most of it".
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