WWE Hall of Famer Calls For Wrestling To Become “Genderless”

Trish Stratus and Lita on Raw

Over the years professional wrestling has gone through many evolutionary steps. In recent times fans have seen wrestling styles, characters and entire divisions change and a WWE Hall of Famer wants that trend to continue.

Speaking in an interview with Pro Wrestling Bits, Hall of Famer and current Women’s Tag Team Champion Lita wants the next change in wrestling to be a revolutionary one.

“To me, the next barrier is genderless,” she said. “I don’t care how you identify, we’re just going to go out there and show out.

“And it’s not like ‘what women do we have on the show? Where’s this representation?’ No, fair game. Everyone go. Grab your spot and we go out there.

“Some nights that might mean eight women’s matches on the card, some nights that might mean two.”

Lita Helped Revolutionise Women’s Wrestling In WWE

Lita is a groundbreaking performer whose presence in WWE ushered in a new era of women’s wrestling. Upon debuting in 2000, she brought with her an energetic Lucha style of wrestling rarely seen executed by female wrestlers in the company. Add in her cool and edgy look, and Lita was a standout act.

Her legendary and historic rivalry with Trish Stratus saw them battle it out over the Women’s Championship multiple times, most notably in 2004 when they were the first women to headline Monday Night Raw.

Despite leaving the company in 2006, Lita continued to revolutionise the business. She inspired generations of future wrestlers such as Becky Lynch, Bayley and Mercedes Mone before returning to WWE in 2018 to compete in the inaugural Women’s Royal Rumble match and the all-women’s event Evolution.

More recently she returned to win the Women’s Tag Team Championships with Lynch, which then lead to them teaming up with Stratus to take on Damage CTRL at WrestleMania 39.