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WWE Hall of Famer Amy Dumas giving back to next generation of female wrestlers
JOPPA, Md. – For Jessika Heiser, a big reason she decided to become a professional wrestler came on Dec. 6, 2004.
It was on that date that she saw a WWE Raw episode in which two females – Lita and Trish Stratus – wrestled each other in the main event. Unlike many matches involving females, the pair performed many high risk maneuvers, including dives from the rink to the concrete floor.
Heiser said she knew that she wanted to one day follow their path into the ring; something the 23-year-old has accomplished as a regular with Maryland Championship Wrestling.
“At the time, I thought how kick [butt] it was for women to be rocking the main event of the night, but I appreciate it so much more now that I’m trying to get there,” said Heiser, known as Jessie Kaye in MCW.
Heiser didn’t realize at the time just how similar a path she would follow compared to one of the wrestlers in that match.
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WWE Magazine lists Trish vs Lita in Top 25 Greatest Rivalries
The epic rivalry between Trish Stratus & Lita which practically began upon their debut in 2000, was ranked 18th by WWE Magazine inside their holiday issue. Whether they were fighting one another or on the same side, fans relished the action between Trish and Lita. The two shared many historical moments including wrestling in the Raw main event for the Women’s Championship. Other appearances they shared was a double pictorial on the pages of FHM, a cover of Raw Magazine and a memorable appearance on the Howard Stern Show.
WWE Diva’s Champion says Lita is her dream match
WWE Diva’s Champion Beth Phoenix recently spoke to the Caroll County Times about WWE’s upcoming PPV Survivor Series. In the interview, they ask her about a potential dream match and she says she would love to have one with Lita.
“[My dream match would] Probably [be against] Lita. If not Lita, Trish [Stratus], but I have stepped foot in the ring with Trish, but I’d say Lita because I hear a lot of people would like to see that dream match and just because I a huge fan of hers. When I went to wrestling school the first day the first thing I said was teach me a moonsault and a hurricanrana. Little did I know that probably wouldn’t become my style. (laughs) But when I started, I said I wanted to be just like her. And eventually, my style developed into something completely different. She’d be an awesome opponent and that’d be something the fans would want to see.”
»» Beth Phoenix Interview w/ Caroll County Times
Jim Ross mentions Lita, feels she could help the business
Jim Ross posted his newest blog yesterday, and in it, he recalls speaking with Amy in Atlanta on Monday as well as how he feels she can still help the wrestling business.
Good seeing Amy Dumas in Atlanta. She’s staying busy but was smart w/ her money and owns property in Atlanta and Nicaguara. Still looks great and has a wonderful spirit. A true pleasure to be around.
‘Lita’ likely can help the biz in many ways including, perhaps, a short term run as Lita but could certainly help greatly in WWE developmental.
»» JR’s Blog
AWE Night of Legends Article + Photos
The News Virginian recently posted an article about AWE’s Night of Legends Event on October 15th. In it, they mention the Meet & Greet before the PPV began and one wrestling fan talks about his experience meeting Amy:
Wrestling fans made a day and night of it at Augusta Expoland on Saturday.
Eddy McDaniel did more than attend AWE Wrestling Night of the Legends at Expoland that night.
The Roanoke man waited in line for more than hour in the late afternoon to get his picture taken with retired female wrestler Amy “Lita” Dumas.
“It was excellent. It made my day,” said McDaniel.
McDaniel said he admired Lita’s professionalism as a wrestler and the way she carries herself in general.
You can check out the full article below, as well as photos from the event, and make sure to send in your own to share with other visitors!
»» Full NoL Article
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