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Lita: The Next Barrier Is Genderless Wrestling

Lita believes wrestling’s next barrier to break is going genderless.

During a recent interview with Forbes, Lita spoke about the next step in seeing pro wrestling evolve. She believes that can’t happen until women stop being conformed by gender on a match card.

“To me, the next barrier is genderless,” said Lita. “I don’t care how you identify, we’re just going to go out there and show out. And it’s not like ‘what women do we have on the show? Where’s this representation?’ No, fair game. Everyone go. Grab your spot and we go out there. Some nights that might mean eight women’s matches on the card, some nights that might mean two.”

“To not still feel like it’s a box to check to make sure to represent the women. Of course they’re going to be represented, because they’re good,” she added. “Just continuing on not being confined by gender, it’s like: ‘I see a prize, I go after it. We’re not worried about what defines my gender. I see a title, and that’s what I want to do.”

Lita will compete at WrestleMania 39, teaming with Becky Lynch and Trish Stratus to face Damage CTRL (Bayley, Dakota Kai & IYO SKY).