A Bra and Panties match is so named because it takes place between any amount of female competitors with the winner being the first to strip her opponent to nothing but her bra and panties. An Evening Gown match ends the same way, but instead of the women starting out the match in regular clothing or ring attire they begin in evening gowns. WCW held an "ROTC" match of the same nature, with the contestants beginning the match in camouflage military style attire. Xtreme Pro Wrestling went further with the idea; promoting a Buck Naked match , during which one competitor was supposed to be stripped completely.
Edge and Christian were developing into one of the most entertaining tag teams of all time, and "Latino Heat" was running wild, thanks to the unlikely pairing of Eddie Guerrero and Chyna. It was one rivalry in particular that not only excited fans but also led to the golden era of women's wrestling in North America. That rivalry was between former fitness model Trish Stratus and high-flying redhead Lita, and at July's Fully Loaded, they would meet in the first of many pay-per-view clashes.
With women before her like Sunny, Sable, and Terri Runnels dominating our television screens, it was refreshing to see a different kind of Diva who a could actually string along a competent wrestling match, b wasn't the typical bleached blonde to which we had become accustomed, and c could do moonsaults and hurricanranas like a cruiserweight champion. What was there not to love? Though we must gleefully admit, she was a terrific heel. If you were a teenage boy during the peak of the Attitude Era, you had a poster of her on your wall. And even if you shared the same chromosomes, you probably wanted to be her. Sorry Sable,but nobody wanted to be you. Lita was so red hot in fact, we thought we might as well throw together a list for our readers.