During the TLC kick-off show, we got an indication of the same. This was for the first time in months that only Booker T was amongst the known faces. The other members of the analyst panel were ESPN host Peter Rosenberg, Daniel Bryan and WWE Diva, Natalya. The regular faces like Lita and Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler were absent.
So as speculated, WWE has confirmed Lita has been released from her WWE duties. So, she’ll not be seen in Raw or Smackdown pre-shows or the PPV kick-off shows.
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) December 7, 2016
The same is applicable for the other analyst and WWE hall of Famer, Jerry Lawler too. The veteran was with the WWE commentary team since late 1990s. In recent times, social media said wanted new faces in the team. Hence, the WWE finally decided to pull the trigger on him too. However, Lita’s removal has come as a complete shock.
Another WWE veteran commentator Jim Ross confirmed the news on Twitter saying Lita will no longer be present in WWE TV shows. However, she is still under a legends’ contract with the WWE which means we can expect her in future guest appearances. But Lita herself said that she is no more with the WWE and has parted ways, completely. The reasons for the same are not known as of now.
We’ll have to wait till next week to see if permanent new faces will be brought to the analyst panel. Lita joined the panel during this year’s WWE Draft in July earlier this year. She was a regular member of the panel and a major attraction as well.
Before getting her new role, she was a backstage producer for the WWE as well as a creative writer. She also worked as Tough Enough trainer along with Booker T and Billy Gunn in past.