Lita Claims WWE Threatened To Fire Her If She Refused Live Sex Celebration

If you thought Edge & Lita's live sex celebration in WWE was bad, the backstage situation was worse.

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Lita told a grim story during a Twitch live stream on her official channel yesterday, revealing that WWE threatened to fire her if she said "no" to her and Edge's infamous live sex celebration segment.

The WWE Hall of Famer claimed that while herself, Edge, John Cena, and other WWE crew members protested the segment, Vince McMahon was into the idea and decided to run with it anyway. Lita told the company, understandably, that she was uncomfortable performing such acts on television. That's when they threatened to let her go if she refused.

This ordeal contributed towards Lita's decision to leave the company later that year - WWE's decision to bury her on the way out. She worked a retirement bout at Survivor Series 2006, dropping the WWE Women's Championship to Mickie James, with Cryme Tyme auctioning off her belongings in a "ho sale" afterwards.


Edge and Lita's live sex celebration went down on the 9 January 2006 episode of Raw. The demeaning angle had both wrestlers stripping down before diving beneath the sheets, with Ric Flair interrupting with the apparent intention of "showing [Edge] how it's done."

One of WWE's crassest and most demeaning post-Attitude segments, it came after WWE had already decided to cast negativity on Lita for her alleged promiscuity, with the trailblazing star subjected to gross insults weekly.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.