Former WWE star Victoria returned to the ring at the Royal Rumble, but questioned whether she was still good enough to be there.
Speaking on the ‘WWE The Day Of‘ episode showcasing the backstage moments preceding the 2021 Royal Rumble, cameras caught up to Victoria (real name Lisa Marie Varon) for her thoughts on the night ahead.
Do I still have it? Do I still have it, am I still good in the ring? Do people still believe, like, I can go down there and kick some ass, basically.
Just a lot of, lot of pressure. Everyone was telling me you should just be coming here for fun.
It’s hard, like, I am having fun, but at the same time I just, I’m such a perfectionist I want an amazing match, you know.
I’m excited, and all the girls are so freaking sweet. oh my god. I was so nervous to meet them, I was like I thought they would be “who’s this girl coming in?” that kind of thing.
Very warm acceptance coming back.
At the 2021 Royal Rumble, ‘The Black Widow’ was the tenth entrant in the Women’s Royal Rumble match, marking her first appearance with WWE in almost twelve years. She hadn’t skipped a beat, but was unfortunately thrown over the top rope by Shayna Baszler on the night.
Victoria claimed her first Title at the 2002 Survivor Series when she became the new WWE Women’s Champion after defeating Trish Stratus. After a successful run with WWE, she turned her attention to TNA Wrestling under the name ‘Tara’ where she enjoyed 5 years of success.
This return, like many WWE Alumni who do at the Royal Rumble PPV may just be a throwback for older fans, but for some it can be the catalyst for them to become active again. Victoria’s in-ring ability is not lost, her 7 minute cameo served as a timely reminder that the wrestlers of yester-year are still capable to mix it with the current roster.
The 2021 Women’s Royal Rumble, as with all Rumble’s came with a few more unsuspected returns, we had surprise comebacks from from Jillian Hall & Torrie Wilson.