Lita resumed her pursuit of the WWF Women's Championship and made her in-ring Wrestle Mania debut at Wrestle Mania X8 on March 17, facing Stratus and WWF Women's Champion Jazz in a match in which Jazz retained her title by pinning Lita.
The rehearsal required that she practice the hurricanrana that would be used in the episode, however, the stunt double Dumas was working with dropped her as she swung through the move, causing her to land on her neck and shoulders.
The couple wrestled in several intergender tag team matches throughout the early part of the year.
In July 2001, Lita and Trish Stratus joined forces to combat Stacy Keibler and Torrie Wilson, members of The Alliance: Extreme Championship Wrestling and World Championship Wrestling wrestlers who were invading the WWF as part of The Invasion storyline.
One week later, Stratus and Lita confronted the men about their real intentions, leading to a feud between the two men and women which resulted in a "Battle of the Sexes" match at Armageddon, which the women lost. On February 23, 2004, Lita was involved in a fatal-4-way elimination match for the Women's Championship which also included Molly Holly, Jazz, and Victoria, who won the match.
Lita competed in the women's division throughout early 2004, winning a battle royal to become the number one contender for the Women's Championship on the April 5 episode of Raw.
Lita and Stratus went on to defeat Holly and Kim in a tag team match on September 21 at Unforgiven.
Lita feuded with Holly into late 2003, unsuccessfully challenging her for the Women's Championship on November 16 at Survivor Series.
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! Ivory was in a conservative-based stable named Right to Censor at that time, which targeted Lita for her attire and moves.She spent the subsequent year rehabilitating, making appearances on Sunday Night Heat as a color commentator, beginning in October 2002.On the April 21, 2003, episode of Raw, as part of a new storyline, she was fired from her position on commentary by General Manager Eric Bischoff after she rejected his advances and his request that she follow in the footsteps of Smack Down! Co-General Manager Stone Cold Steve Austin later explained to Eric Bischoff that he had rehired Lita.After her retirement from wrestling in 2006, she formed the punk rock band The Luchagors.The band released their self-titled debut album on September 11, 2007.The injuring of both his brother and ex-girlfriend led to a reconciliation between the members of Team Xtreme, and on the December 20 episode of Smack Down! All three members of Team Xtreme were then removed from WWF television for several weeks.The Hardy Boyz, along with Lita, returned to WWF television in February 2002.Jeff won the match with a scripted finish that had Lita failing to notice that Matt had placed his leg on the rope during Jeff's successful pin attempt.Continuing the storyline on the following episode of Raw, Matt defeated Lita and Jeff in a handicap match, shortly after informing Lita that both their relationship and the Hardy Boyz were finished.She attended many different schools throughout her childhood and adolescent years and managed to finish high school at Lassiter High School six months before graduation.She majored in education at Georgia State University, 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 (it was only by watching the episode that the two learned their new ring names, decided post-production).