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In a recent Twitch livestream, WWE Hall of Famer Lita shared her recollections of the controversial “live sex celebration” she and then-boyfriend Edge performed on Monday Night Raw almost 15 years ago to this day, noting that her reluctance to appear in the segment nearly got her fired.

As cited by WhatCulture on Wednesday, Lita admitted on her Tuesday Twitch stream that there were multiple individuals within WWE, including herself, Edge, and John Cena, who objected to the racy display and let their feelings be known about the matter.

However, chairman Vince McMahon allegedly remained “into the idea” and insisted that it be included as part of the January 9, 2006, episode of Raw.

When Lita told company officials that she was uncomfortable with the planned angle, they purportedly threatened to release her if she turned it down.

Although the four-time WWE Women’s Champion ultimately agreed with the company’s plans, she stressed that this was a contributing factor in her decision to leave the promotion that same year. This, she noted, also led to the creative team burying her on television. After she lost a retirement match to Mickie James at the 2006 edition of Survivor Series, she was placed in an embarrassing angle that had Cryme Time — JTG and the late Shad Gaspard — auctioning her personal items in what they called a “ho sale.”


According to WhatCulture, the aforementioned segment was one of the “crassest and most demeaning” of its kind in WWE’s post-Attitude Era history. It featured Lita and Edge stripping down to their underwear and simulating sexual acts in the ring before Ric Flair interrupted them and told Edge that he was going to “show [him] how it’s done.”

Aside from the perceived tastelessness of the segment, it also came one year after the promotion made a storyline out of the real-life love triangle featuring Edge, Lita, and Matt Hardy, as recalled in 2010 by Bleacher Report. Furthermore, as Lita allegedly cheated on Hardy with Edge back when the two were still dating, she was regularly on the receiving end of boos and insults from fans in the months leading up to the “live sex celebration.”

With WWE long having switched to a more family-friendly brand of entertainment, such angles are no longer part of its programming. However, McMahon’s promotion hasn’t shied away from storylines that could arguably stoke some controversy. Earlier this week, reports suggested that the company is planning a romance storyline between the 71-year-old Flair and 30-year-old Lacey Evans. This came months after it drew some negative attention for pairing Rey Mysterio’s 19-year-old daughter Aalyah with Buddy Murphy, who is 13 years older than she is.

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Married teacher, 35, ‘romped with schoolboy in field then threatened to “bring him down” if he told anyone’

A MARRIED teacher romped with a pupil in a field, then threatened to "bring him down" if he reported her, a court heard today.

Kandice Barber, 35, is accused of having sex with the boy when he was aged under 16.

3Kandice Barber is accused of having sex with a pupilCredit: Facebook

Jurors were today told she has previously been convicted of sending the same lad a topless picture of herself and explicit messages.

The court in Buckinghamshire heard Barber had taken the boy's phone number at a school sports day prize-giving event, but disguised it under a pseudonym before she started messaging him.

Richard Milne, prosecuting, said: "The messages began to get sexual. She asked him to meet up with her out of school, somewhere private.

"He suggested some fields that he knew nearby, this was about 5pm or 6pm in the evening.

“He thought she wanted to go somewhere private because she might be concerned that they might be seen together and that they were teacher and schoolboy.

"She asked him if he wanted to have sex.  He said yes and they proceeded to have sex for about five minutes. This was done with her back to him, her bending forward.

“He pulled down her leggings and lifted her red coat."

Amersham Law Courts was told it had to determine whether Barber had engaged in two sex acts with the boy and also had full sex with him.

The jury heard how Barber sent topless photographs and a video of her performing a sex act on herself.

The court was told the defendant texted the boy while teaching him in class, including one read out to jurors which said: "You cannot make me blush when I am teaching now, poker face."

The jury heard that rumours began to swirl around the school where Barber taught and the boy was interviewed by his headmaster, although he denied everything.

Barber had encouraged the boy to delete messages which were stored on his phone allegedly from her, although he had taken photographs of some.

In one message the boy claimed Barber had threatened to "bring him down" if he told anyone about their relationship, which he took to mean that she would accuse him of rape.

Mr Milne said: "Kandice Barber, an adult, was having sex with a child under the age of 16 and it makes not a jot of difference to the law, the fact that she was a she and he was a he.

“The law applies equally to men and to women and that is what this case is all about.

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"She may well accept that a friend request was sent by the boy because of a problem that he had and it was him pursuing her in an unhealthy manner and that he threatened to tell a teacher that there was something going on between them but it was all a fantasy in his mind."

Barber, of Wendover, Bucks., denies three counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity between September 27 2018 and October 20 2018.

Trial continues.

3Barber pictured at court previouslyCredit: PA:Press Association 3The teacher allegedly began messaging the boy after getting his number at a sports eventCredit: Facebook

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