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Lita says she has no current plans with WWE past Elimination Chamber

Lita is challenging for Becky Lynch's Raw Women's title at this Saturday's PPV.
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While speaking with Sports Illustrated ahead of her Raw Women's Championship match against Becky Lynch, Lita revealed that she has no current plans with WWE past Elimination Chamber.

"Currently, I was just asked to do this match," Lita said when asked if we could be seeing her past Saturday's pay-per-view. "I know everything can change in WWE at the drop of a hat. There is a lot of opportunity here, and just because there are no current plans doesn’t mean there won’t be. This is also allowing me to focus on the task at hand, which is to put on a killer match and not focus on anything else except Elimination Chamber."

Lita made her return to WWE ahead of this year's Royal Rumble. She entered the women's Royal Rumble match at number 26 before being eliminated by Charlotte Flair.

Lita told Ring the Belle last week that she was originally supposed to go home after the Royal Rumble, but WWE asked her if she wanted to wrestle Lynch. Their title match was announced for Elimination Chamber when Lita confronted Lynch on the post-Royal Rumble episode of Raw.

Sports Illustrated asked Lita how much finally getting to face Lynch factored into her deciding to return for Elimination Chamber: "100%. Becky and I have been fantasy-booking ourselves for years. Every time we’d meet up, we’d always talk about that. It was always there whenever we were catching up."

In 2021, Lita had discussions with AEW that included a pitch for a potential program against Britt Baker. She told Sports Illustrated why she decided against joining AEW: "They reached out to me initially, and I was intrigued. They’re doing a lot of cool stuff. It’s exciting whenever there is competition -- it stokes the industry as a whole. And they’ve really fostered the rise of the star of Britt Baker. I was intrigued, but as we ended up talking, it felt like it wasn’t the right move for me. We ended it with, 'Not right now. I wish you the best and I’ll be watching.' It’s a fun product and I’m glad for their success. I ultimately feel I’m home in WWE. There is something that feels right about that."

When asked if there are other women on the WWE roster she'd like to wrestle, Lita named Rhea Ripley as an opponent she wants to face: "The roster is so deep. There are limitless dream matches on their roster right now. Rhea Ripley is one of them. She’s so young, but she’s already so powerful and grounded. It would be an honor to work with her."

Elimination Chamber is taking place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia this Saturday. The main card will begin at noon Eastern time.