After honing her skills at the Memphis Championship Wrestling developmental territory, Dumas was given the ring name Lita and paired with luchador Essa Rios.
Lita and Rios made their WWF debut on the February 13, 2000 episode of Sunday Night HEAT, where Rios was booked to win the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship from Gillberg.
Amy Christine Dumas (April 14, 1975), best known by her stage name Lita, is a retired professional wrestler and singer best known for her time with WWE.
After briefly working on the independent circuit and in Extreme Championship Wrestling, Dumas signed with World Wrestling Federation in 1999.
Lita mimicked his moves, notably the moonsault and hurricanrana, immediately after he had performed them on an opponent.
In May 2000, a storyline was developed in which Lita found Rios cavorting with The Godfather and his hoes, causing tension between them.
In the spring of 1999, she was approached by Paul Heyman, the owner and booker of Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW).
During her stay in Mexico, Dumas trained under numerous wrestlers, including Kevin Quinn, Miguel Perez, and Ricky Santana.
Following the completion of her training, Dumas made several appearances with the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre.
As a member of Team Xtreme, Lita developed a more "alternative" image, wearing baggy pants with a thong, which was hiked up high above her pants, clearly exposed.
During her time with Team Xtreme, Lita became the only female to ever be physically involved in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match in WWE.