Former WWE Superstar Lisa Marie Varon, better known as Victoria in WWE and Tara in TNA, has revealed she was in talks to become a producer for WWE back in 2015.
On a recent episode of The Wrestling Inc Daily Podcast, Victoria stated she was waiting on WWE to make the decision, but they never called her back:
“I talked [to them] a long time ago when I got divorced, [and] I moved back to California. So I was living with my brother, Mike, and I was living out of boxes. I didn’t want to unpack because they contacted me about possibly bringing me in as a trainer. And then I was calling, ‘Hello guys. I’m living out of a suitcase. I have one suitcase here at my brother’s house. Do I get an apartment? I can’t invade my brother’s family’s home.’ Even though they’re open arms. ‘You stay as long as you want,’ but I’m an adult. I need my own place. I need to set out my stuff, and do I unpack?”
The former Women’s Champion eventually called WWE and was told they had hired somebody else instead:
“I finally called Fit Finlay. He goes, ‘They already hired somebody for the training spot. They went with Sarah Stock,’ which is a great choice. I love her. She’s gonna be a future guest on our show, but I just wished I got a call back just to say ‘Hey, we’re going to go with somebody else. You can go ahead,’ and then as soon as I got the call, I was moving in with Torrie Wilson in LA. I was on hold.”
“I was like, ‘Okay, It’s been three months at my brother’s house.’ My brother’s like, ‘Have you heard back?’ And I go, ‘I called, but you don’t be a nag.’ But at the same time you’re like, I need to move on. I need to know what my next chapter in my life is. Do I go out to LA? Do I stay near my brother’s house? But I didn’t get the spot. My feelings weren’t hurt because I didn’t get the spot. My feelings were hurt with ‘well, I didn’t even get a callback to say move on.’ That’s when I got the boo-boo face.”
Victoria worked for WWE from 2000-2009 and was a two time Women’s Champion. She then moved to TNA where she became a five-time Knockouts Champion and a one-time Knockouts Tag Team Champion with her partner Brooke Tessmacher.
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