Former WWE Women's Champion Lita has stepped back into the sport in recent months by coaching some of the up and coming stars of MCW as a way to give back to the company that helped her find her feet all those years ago.
The former four time champion left WWE merely months after her best friend and rival Trish Stratus departed back in 2006, since then she has made many one-off returns and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year the night before Wrestlemania.
Whilst Trish has been busy creating a family, Lita has been helping to give back to the sport that helped her gain followers around the world and she says it's pretty special to her.
"It’s great to see MCW still going strong. They saw something special in me and I slept on their couches many nights when I was coming up on the independent scene.
I’m just now getting the chance to reflect on my career and what I accomplished. Now I have a chance to give back and help the next generation reach their goals too - Lita
"I’m glad I’m able to give back to them and my fans now in a way I was never able to in the WWE."
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"I’m really enjoying the chance to get up close and personal with fans and up-and-coming wrestlers. It’s given me the chance to see how many lives I’ve impacted and that’s pretty special. I was in the WWE during a special time when female wrestlers were given a chance to shine.
"I’m just now getting the chance to reflect on my career and what I accomplished. Now I have a chance to give back and help the next generation reach their goals too."
Many fans have called for Lita to return and enter what could be an epic match with current WWE Diva Champion AJ Lee, the two met before back in 2001 when AJ was just 13 years old and she lists Lita as one of her inspirations for becoming the diva she is today.
Whilst the diva division has definitely dwindled since the likes of Trish and Lita left, there have also been hints of progress for the women, the fact that this year Stephanie and Brie Bella had one of the best build ups to a divas match ever and that there were three divas matches on that same card shows that the women are finally being given the spotlight too.
One more time?
The fact that Lita is still involved in the sport, even at another promotion, is a good sign for all the fans who are hoping the former member of Team Extreme dusts off her wrestling boots just one last time.
As for now she hasn't mentioned a return but she is coaching what could be the future of WWE, and that's close enough.
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