A former WWE Women’s Champion has commented on the recent changes within the company and whether they might cause her to get back in the ring.
Lisa Marie Varon began her wrestling journey back in 2000 as one of The Godfather’s “ho’s” before transitioning into being a full-time in-ring performer.
Under the name Victoria, the star competed against the likes of Trish Stratus and Molly Holly throughout the early 2000’s, winning the Women’s Championship on two occasions.
After leaving WWE in 2009, the star headed to IMPACT Wrestling and competing as Tara became an integral part of the Knockouts division. She won the Knockouts Title five times, while enjoying a run as one half of the Knockouts Tag Team Champions.
Although the star has begun to wind down her in-ring career in recent years, she made a popular cameo in the 2021 Women’s Royal Rumble Match.
Speaking in a new interview with Just Alyx, Victoria commented on the recent changes at the top of WWE. The star explained that she welcomed Stephanie McMahon and Triple H being in positions of power.
“She’s [Stephanie McMahon] always been an advocate for the Divas matches, the women’s matches,” Victoria said. “I think it’s amazing. I love her. I always got along with her. And then Paul, Triple H, I saw a headline that he was bringing back old talent. That’s listening to the fans. They’re listening to the fans and giving them what they want.”
Since Vince McMahon’s departure a number of WWE Superstars have returned to the company, with Johnny Gargano becoming the latest star to add his name to that list on August 22nd. That episode also saw an appearance from Trish Stratus, who has previously hinted that she could be tempted to get back in the ring.
Regarding a potential comeback of her own, Victoria revealed that it would depend on the circumstances of any hypothetical offer, although she made sure not to rule it out.
“It has to be presented to me with a storyline,” Victoria said. “Like, which opponent am I going to be facing? There’s a lot to consider, like how much time do I have to get ready, because that would be make or break for me. ‘We want you to come back in a week.’ The fans are going to crap on me. I can’t get ready in a week for a match. Not with the calibre of girls they have now. I would need some time to prepare.
But you never say never, right? Look at Ric Flair, Nick Dinsmore, aka Eugene, Mickie James. It’s a bad word to say. The r word is bad, retiring, because you never know. It’s almost like ‘I better not say this, because I know it’s going to bite me in the butt.'”
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.