After returning to the United States, Dumas began working as a valet on the independent circuit.
She worked in Maryland Championship Wrestling (MCW) under the ring name Angelica, at one point managing Christopher Daniels.
Originally, she was paired with Essa Rios, but she achieved her greatest push alongside Matt and Jeff Hardy as Team Xtreme.
Throughout her career, she won the WWE Women's Championship four times.
Amy Christine Dumas 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, but dropped out in 1993 because she felt it was too much like high school. C., Dumas played bass guitar in several bands, and she worked as a roadie for a band for five years.
In June 2000, Team Xtreme began a storyline with T & A (Test and Albert), with Lita engaging in a rivalry with their manager, Trish Stratus.
After five months with ECW, she made her final appearance on October 23, 1999.Rios eventually turned on Lita by powerbombing her after she inadvertently cost him a match.As part of the storyline, Lita was saved from a beating at the hands of Rios by the Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff), and the trio formed a stable known as Team Xtreme.She also made appearances in NWA Mid-Atlantic, where she first met Matt and Jeff Hardy, who offered to train with her.In the spring of 1999, she was approached by Paul Heyman, the owner and booker of Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW).