VICTORIA

Born: February 10, 1971 Height: 5'8" Weight: 155 lbs
Lisa Marie Varon is an American professional wrestler, fitness competitor, and bodybuilder. Varon was born in San Bernardino, California. While working at the eye and tissue bank, Varon became a personal trainer and taught aerobics. Varon began competing in fitness competitions and won ESPN2's Fitness America Series in 1997. In 1999, she placed second at a fitness event in New York City to earn her International Federation of BodyBuilders (IFBB) Professional Fitness Card. She met and befriended Torrie Wilson.

Through a chance meeting, Varon met World Wrestling Federation (WWF) performer Chyna, who encouraged her to become a professional wrestler. She trained in the WWF's developmental territories for three years before being moved to the main roster to compete full-time under the ring name Victoria. Her first television appearance came at WrestleMania 2000, where she portrayed one of The Godfather's "hos".

She debuted in June 2002, and four months later she was pushed to win the WWE Women's Championship, a title she would go on to hold twice in her wrestling career. Victoria was involved in memoral matches, such as participating in a Fatal Four-Way match for the Women's Championship at Judgment Day, and defeating Lita in the first women's steel cage match in WWE history. During her heel run, Victoria adopted the gimmick of a bully-like enforcer, when she was placed in an angle alongside Torrie Wilson and Candice Michelle collectively known as Vince's Devils. Following a loss in a singles match to a Michelle McCool which aired on the January 16, 2009 episode of SmackDown, Victoria announced that she would be retiring from WWE. She then thanked the fans, and gave farewell to staff at ringside.

2009, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) confirmed that Varon had signed a contract with the company. She debuted, under the ring name Tara, later revealed to be short for "Tarantula". Tara began bringing her pet tarantula, named Poison, with her to the ring. In TNA, she became a five-time TNA Knockouts Champion, making her a seven-time Women's Champion overall. She was also a one-time TNA Knockouts Tag Team Champion, with Brooke Tessmacher, collectively known as TnT.

Varon has made guest appearances on television shows V.I.P. and Nikki, as well as participated in two fitness competitions for the Univision program Sábado Gigante. In 2010, she was a contestant on an all-TNA week of Family Feud. November, 2012, Varon, along with several other TNA employees, were featured in an episode of MTV's Made.





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