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Bruce Prichard Recalls Scouting ‘Tremendous Athlete’ Lita On The Indies

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On a recent edition of his “Something to Wrestle” podcast, WWE executive Bruce Prichard recalled scouting Lita on the independent circuit.

Lita signed with WWE in 1999. She was eventually inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2014.

You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:

On seeing Lita on the indies: “She was somebody that I had seen on the independents. She also had gone to the Funkin’ Dojo and then she went to ECW. I think she was Miss Congeniality, used to clip her toenails and eat them as part of the gimmick on ECW. I asked Paul [Heyman] ‘How is she?’ He says ‘She’s great. She’s a star waiting to be made,’ and we brought her in [to WWE]. She was trained in Mexico. I think she started training the Carolinas, went to Mexico to fine-tune her training in the ring.”

On his initial thoughts on Lita: “[She] was just a tremendous athlete and tremendous personality. There was something about her that you couldn’t look away. She has an instant charisma just walking. She walks with such confidence and she’s got a strut about her that it’s like ‘Alright, there’s somebody special.’”