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Lisa Marie Varon

Formerly WWE Victoria/Tara from Impact Wrestling

Lisa Marie Varon

Formerly WWE Victoria/Tara from Impact Wrestling

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Lisa Marie Varon[2] (née Sole; born February 10, 1971) is an American professional wrestler, fitness competitor, and bodybuilder. Known for her time as a WWE Diva under the ring name Victoria and her time spent as an Impact Wrestling Knockout under the ring name Tara. Varon held both companies women’s title on several different occasions.

Varon began competing in fitness competitions and won ESPN2’s Fitness America Series in 1997.[8][9] In 1999, she placed second at a fitness event in New York City to earn her International Federation of BodyBuilders (IFBB) Professional Fitness Card.[1][6][9]

Through a chance meeting, Varon met World Wrestling Federation (WWF) performer Chyna, who encouraged her to become a professional wrestler.[1][6][8] 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.[8] 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. After leaving WWE in 2009, Varon debuted in TNA later that year as Tara. In TNA, she became a five-time TNA Knockouts Champion, making her a seven-time Women’s Champion overall.[4] She was also a one-time TNA Knockouts Tag Team Champion, with Brooke Tessmacher, collectively known as TnT.