(Wrestler - WWE; TNA) *Appearing Courtesy of The I.P.A. Network
Lisa Marie Varon is a professional wrestler currently signed with TNA Wrestling (Total Nonstop Action) out of Orlando, Florida. With TNA she is a three-time TNA Women’s Knockout Champion! Prior to joining TNA, she wrestled for 9 years (2000-2009) as the very popular WWE Diva known as “Victoria.”
As an amateur bodybuilder, Varon won her first competition in 1995 as a middleweight. She then started 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 to earn her International Federation of BodyBuilders Professional Fitness Card.
Through a chance meeting, Varon met World Wrestling Federation (WWF) performer Chyna who encouraged her to become a 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. Only four months later, she was pushed to win the WWE Women’s Championship, a title she has held twice in her wrestling career.