Victoria made a shocking return at the women’s Royal Rumble match, entering at number ten. The former 2-time WWE Women’s Champion had not appeared in WWE since 2009.
Talking to Sarah Schrieber in a WWE Network exclusive interview, Victoria spoke about how she felt going into the Rumble match:
“Nerve-racking, I’m gonna be honest with you – I think people know that I’m one of the most nervous female wrestlers…The nervous belly, sweaty hands, about to throw up and stuff like that, not a Diva, but – I was so nervous and these girls are freaking tough, man.”
During the Rumble match, Victoria was able to hit her Widow’s Peak on Peyton Royce before Shayna Baszler would make her the fifth elimination of the match.
Victoria had a tearful message for her supporters as she added:
“All you ‘Widow’s Peak Freaks’ out there, I love you so much and I’m just happy to be back.”
Victoria would make some history in WWE, being a part of the first-ever women’s steel cage match against Lita on the November 24th, 2003 edition of Raw.
Upon leaving WWE in 2009, Victoria would join TNA where she wrestled as Tara. In TNA, she would become a 5-time Knockout’s Champion as well as holding the TNA Knockout’s Tag Team Championships once with Brooke Tessmacher.
Victoria was not the only surprise return during the women’s Rumble match. Jillian Hall, Torrie Wilson, and Alicia Fox would all make surprise appearances during the match.
Credit: WWE Network