Lisa Marie Varon is still very proud of her contributions to the wrestling business and the women who paved the way for her.
Varon recently spoke with The Wrestling Chatter to discuss her classic feud with Trish Stratus as well as her thoughts on the current women’s division and if she thinks her era is being forgotten.
Victoria on who she would face from the current Women’s Division:
“I think Charlotte is one that sticks out, Charlotte. I’m still a big fan of Nattie, I really am. She’s a genius in the ring, she’s just a natural. As they say, she can have a good match with a broomstick, she can make anyone look good. I think she’s amazing. All the girls, there’s so many talented girls there now. And Mickie is still going, good for her. I’m very proud.”
If she feels her women’s division era is forgotten:
“Maybe not for the Divas though. I think the girls acknowledge like, you know I’m sure they study certain matches, we did. We got a lot of shout outs from the girls when they do interviews, they go “I watched Victoria, she’s a good heel” or something like that. I’m still proud, I’m not bitter at all. The way I look at it, I don’t want to hate the business at all, I’m just so proud to be part of this. You guys are the ones that let us know, and fans know about ‘you paved the way’ and I’m like “Thank you very much” and I get to thank Mae and Moolah, Sherri Martel, Madusa, like all these legends before me, Ivory, all these people before me that they paved the way for me too.”
Check out the full interview below:
Lisa Marie Varon also recently spoke with WrestleZone to give the details on her new web series “Grown Ass Women” with Mickie James and SoCal Val as well as her in-ring retirement. Lisa last stepped into the squared circle against Melina at a Masters Of Ring Entertainment event last fall. Lisa didn’t know it would be her last match going into the event, but she explained when she knew it was the right time to call it quits against Melina, an opponent she’d surprisingly only had one singles match with prior to her farewell bout.
“I didn’t plan on my last match to be that night, I’ll be honest with you. The promoter said, ‘Why didn’t you tell me it was your last match? I would have promoted it like that.’ I said, ‘You know, I decided it 30 minutes before going out.’ For how nervous I get before matches, almost turning 50 and being in a main event of a wrestling show,” Varon said, “not just a female wrestling show—it’s with males. I said, ‘We have to turn it up. I mean we have to do some dangerous stuff. We can’t just do a “ha-ha ga-ga match,’” you know?
“I was so nervous, I was about to puke, this is me every time though—I pace, I sweat, sweaty hands, nervous belly. I was just like, ‘Oh my God.’ I’m exhausted before going out to the match. I [thought], I’m main eventing. I’m getting the championship belt and it’s from a female promoter,” Varon said, “and I can’t go higher than this. I asked the referee out there, ‘Can I have the mic?’ Get the mic and said ‘Thank you guys for all coming to my last match’ and it was like (gasp)—yeah and I decided there. And I felt good about it, I wasn’t sad or anything like that. You know your body. The nervousness comes from I’m older and I don’t want people to see any weakness in my performance. I still want to work just as good as I was back in the day. I wanted to go out with people saying ‘You still got it.’”
(Transcription credit should go to @DominicDeAngelo of WrestleZone)