WWE Hall Of Famer Lita spoke with The UK Sun to promote next month’s Evolution pay-per-view.
Lita is one of several former Superstars returning for the show and she will be facing Mickie James. It’s a nice way to include some of the names that helped pave the way for the current roster but Lita acknowledges that it was kind of odd for WWE to announce the first couple of matches with talent not currently on the roster.
She said, “I do think it’s a little odd that the first matches announced were Trish’s and mine because we are not even part of the current roster, even though I do think it’s interesting for people to see us come back.”
Lita says there will be plenty of women on the show from the current roster and promises that the returning stars will deliver in their matches.
Lita revealed that her match with Mickie James was something she learned about at the same time the fans found out. She was asked about participating on the show and she agreed but had no idea she would be wrestling Mickie James.
She said, “And then I found out when you all did that Mickie James would be my opponent and I would not just be a part of Evolution but I’d actually be in the ring. That’s when you just hold your breath and go with it.” She added, “I didn’t speak with Mickie instantly. The next day after the announcement I was like ‘is that real?’ I had to let it sink in and process it.”
It was the following day when she finally said to herself “I’ve got this, this is going to be rad” and then she made the call to Mickie.
Here is the updated card for WWE Evolution:
Alexa Bliss vs. Trish Stratus
Lita vs. Mickie James
NXT Women’s Championship
Kairi Sane (Champion) vs. Shayna Baszler
2018 Mae Young Classic Tournament Finals
NXT UK Women’s Championship Match
Smackdown Women’s Championship Match
Raw Women’s Championship Match
The full interview with Lita is up at this link.