Lita has given fans a lot to talk about over the years with her impressive performances in the ring, and of course she’s been involved in some infamous storylines.
The WWE Hall of Famer’s personal life got put into the spotlight when the behind the scenes drama between her, Edge and Matt Hardy was turned into a storyline, and Lita received a lot of backlash during that time period.
During an appearance on Oral Sessions with Renee Paquette the former WWE Women’s Champion opened up about the negative backlash she still receives on social media, and she also noted that at one point she considered quitting WWE.
“It’s still talked about. My relationships are commented on a regular basis, on my Instagram still or social media. Meanwhile, all of the men involved, you know, anything not controversial like with [CM] Punk or Edge or Matt, I guarantee they don’t get asked about it. I know they don’t get asked about it because they’re dudes, and, you know, it’s that double standard thing. I think at this point that’s the problem; what I hold onto, feeling the double standard.
“But I’ll tell you it was not easy. I mean, for sure, I almost quit a month [into] the whole love triangle. At that point, not only was it so hard, it was also out of shame. Like, I wasn’t proud of how I conducted myself. Yes, if I had to do it all over again, I absolutely would have handled myself differently. But I didn’t. So, I was like, make the bed, and you lie in it. And at that point, I was just like, I deserve all of these terrible things that everybody is saying to me. I deserve not wanting to wake up every morning. It was also difficult, as time passed, to let myself off the hook. The only way you can move forward with your life is, sure, you learn from your mistakes and keep going, but you have to forgive yourself.”
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