Before Lita was part of Team Extreme in WWE, she was known as Miss Congeniality in ECW. Lita spent a few months in ECW in 1999. She was the on-screen girlfriend of Danny Doring and battled Jazz during her time in ECW. She made her first pay-per-view appearance at Heat Wave in July.
Later that summer, Lita attended Dory Funk Jr.’s wrestling school and through the connection with Funk had footage sent to WWE. She last appeared for ECW on October 23, 1999. She signed with WWE on November 1.