Relationship with Edge and retirement[ edit ] See also: This made Lita become a villain for the first and only time in her career.
Off-screen, at this time, Dumas had been involved with Matt Hardy romantically, but began a relationship with Adam Copeland Edge.
She lost the title to longtime rival, Trish Stratus, at Unforgiven in Stratus's retirement match.
The next night on Raw, the Women's Championship was vacated and a tournament was scheduled to crown a new champion.
Lita continued to feud with Dean Malenko in early , and she defeated him in a singles bout on the February 19 episode of Raw is War with the assistance of Matt Hardy.
However, Lita's title reign that was supposed to gain more momentum and length came to a short end almost a month later when Stratus defeated Lita on January 9, , at New Year's Revolution.The next night on Raw, Lita revealed that she was pregnant.Hardy and Kane feuded for several months, culminating in a "Till Death Do Us Part" match on August 15 at Summer Slam , with the stipulation that Lita would be obliged to marry the winner of the match.Extreme Championship Wrestling[ edit ] See also: After five months with ECW,  she made her final appearance on October 23, The storyline ended shortly after Fully Loaded , where Lita pinned Stratus in a six-person intergender tag team match.In retaliation for her frequent interference in their matches, Edge and Christian cost Lita the Women's Championship, helping Ivory defeat her in a four-way match on the November 2 episode of Smack Down!