Alright everybody, here we go! The WWE Hall Of Fame "red carpet" pre-show special has concluded and the intro for the live special itself is beginning now. Stay tuned!
Introduction: Jerry "The King" Lawler
After the usual elaborate video package introduction, the host of tonight's ceremony, WWE Hall Of Famer Jerry "The King" Lawler is brought out. Lawler makes his way to the podium and begins by thanking everyone for coming out. He says tonight is a celebration. He says it is his honor to share the same stage as this year's WWE Hall Of Fame inductees. Lawler introduces a video package that is narrated by the Kid Rock song "Celebration," which is one of the official WrestleMania XXX theme songs.
WWE Hall Of Fame 2014 Induction: Lita
After the video package, Jerry Lawler introduces Lita's video package. After the video package wraps up, Lawler introduces WWE Hall Of Famer Trish Stratus. Trish makes her way to the podium to begin her induction speech for her friend and former opponent, Amy "Lita" Dumas.
Trish talks about it being an honor to induct Lita. She says Lita is the godmother to her child. She says her first and last matches in WWE was against Lita. She says they both retired at about the same time. She talks about the chemistry that the two had throughout their careers. She talks about the biggest moment being when they got to main event WWE RAW.
She talks about how Lita was different. She dressed different, she wrestled different, but she was relatable. She talks about Lita's days as a member of "Team Extreme" with Matt and Jeff Hardy. Trish runs down some of Lita's accomplishments and then brings out to the stage, the first inductee to the 2014 class of the WWE Hall Of Fame -- Amy Dumas, better known as Lita.
Lita's music hits and out walks Lita in a long red dress. Lita says she's going to take a minute to soak this in. The fans all chant "Lita." As she continues to talk, the fans erupt in a giant "thank you Lita" chant. Lita tells a story about a travel agent. She talks about calling a travel agent to make a trip to Mexico to learn how to be a professional wrestler. She talks about having money stashed on her during her trip, and then pulls out a $20 bill from her bra to reveal that she still has that mindset to this day.
She talks about going to Arena Mexico, which she refers to as the Madison Square Garden of Mexico. She runs down a bunch of details on her first time being in attendance at a wrestling show in Mexico. She relates the excitement she felt that night to the excitement everyone is going to feel on Sunday night at WrestleMania XXX.
Lita pulls out a mask that she stole from someone who was at the show that night in Mexico. She mentions that it was also the first time she saw Rey Mysterio. Mysterio is shown smiling in the audience. The fans boo something, but I can't figure out what. They chant "put the screen back" (I believe that's what they were saying). Again, not sure what's going on with the boo's or that chant, just recapping what I'm hearing and seeing.
She says she didn't see Mysterio that night in Mexico, but did run into Arn Anderson. She says she told Double A that she wanted to be a pro wrestler and that she was trying to find Mysterio. She says Anderson said he'd help her find him. She talks about being near the elevators in the hotel and seeing Mysterio coming out of one of them. Double A is shown smiling in the crowd. She mentions that she owes Arn a Miller Lite for something. Some ladies come out with a tray of Miller Lite's. She says she owes Anderson and Mysterio one, so the beers are presented to them each. Trish joins Lita at the podium for a shot of wheet grass. Anderson and Mysterio get their beers and everyone cheers. Anderson walks over to where Mysterio is sitting and they both drink their beers in honor of Lita. Everyone cheers again.
Lita continues telling her story about how she became a pro wrestler. She talks about being at ECW Heatwave 1999 and everyone breaks out into an "ECW" chant. She says she was teamed up with Roadkill and Danny Doring. She says Doring got down on one knee to propose to her, but instead of a ring, he proposed to her with a condom. She says that's not to be out-done by her proposal from "The Rated R Superstar" Edge. Then she talks...