I have to say I agree with Slippery Pete here. I didn't view it as rape, more of blackmail. It's a little absurd that Lita would go to such great lengths to have wrestler Kane stop beating up on wrestler Matt Hardy in a wrestling ring lol... I think Lawler has been actually good bringing some levity (I might go as far and say sanity) to this angle by being the only person that's saying "Lita's been doing a lot of dumb decisions lately"
I compare it to the time The Hart Foundation and Honky Tonk Man triple teamed Randy Savage. Did Miss Elizabeth try to make them stop by agreeing to have the Foundation "tag team" her while Jimmy Hart watches! NO!!. She ran to the back & grabbed the Hulkster who came to the ramp and sees the atrocity that's going on in the ring, his eyes start bugging out & shakes head at the evil-doers and runs to the ring and cleans house brother, as I'm jumping on my couch marking out like a little freak(sorry, I had a mark out flashback moment)... The moral of this post is, sure Savage felt a little demasculinize by having his girlfriend getting help from someone else to save him. But it could be worse, she could have stopped it by allowing Neidhart to lay the Anvil on her.
smark/net attack wienerville advisory holds at ORANGE alert - High (JBL is STILL WWE champion and now smarks arch enemy HHH is the World Champion. Major red threat, but the undercard seems okay. The alert holds... for now)- 9/19
The original injury dates back to the Big Bossman carelessly tossing him from the Royal Rumble (in 2000?) so that he landed directly on his shoulder. He reaggravated the injury a time or two while stillwith the WWF.