Victoria has opened up about her thoughts on the WWE women’s division of today.
Victoria, real name Lisa Marie Varon, recently took part in an interview with The Wrestling Chatter. The multiple-time former WWE Women’s Champion revealed which of today’s roster she’d be interested in facing if she was to return.
“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.” she said.
“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.” she continued.
Varon is without a doubt a trailblazer for women in the professional wrestling industry. A twenty year in-ring career which included ten years at the WWE in which she captured the Women’s Championship on two occasions. The veteran notably competed in three Wrestlemania matches with the organization and was involved in rivalries with the likes of Trish Stratus, Molly Holly, Michelle McCool and Torrie Wilson.
Following her run with the WWE, Varon signed with Impact Wrestling and held the Knockouts Championship five times, as well as capturing the Knockouts Tag Team Championship on one occasion with Brooke Tessmacher. After leaving Impact, she would make appearances with various promotions including FWE, MCW, Chikara, ROH, and House of Hardcore.
The 49-year-old wrestled her final match at the MORE Wrestling Masters Of Ring 1 event on September 21, 2019, defeating fellow WWE legend Melina to capture the organization’s women’s championship. Following the big win, Varon took to the mic to announce her retirement from in-ring competition.