Former two-time WWE Woman’s Champion and five-time TNA Knockouts Champion Victoria/Tara, real name Lisa Marie Varon has announced her retirement from in-ring competition.
Her first WWE appearance was as one of The Godfather’s Hos before becoming an in-ring competitor and winning her first WWE title from Trish Stratus 4-months later. She’s also famously competed in WWE’s first-ever female steel cage match on an episode of RAW versus Lita in 2014.
Her plans to retire had been known since earlier this year. Varon had announced her intentions on social media and made promoters aware this would be their last chance to book her.
Her last match was against Melina at Masters of the Ring Entertainment on Saturday 21st September where she won the promotions woman’s championship.
You can read her announcement below:
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As @therealkurtangle said, “Oh It’s True. It’s damn True” Thank you @mastersofringentertainment for main eventing my final match this past Saturday. It’s such an honor leaving the ring as the Women’s Masters of the Ring Entertainment Champion. Thank you @realmelina , @theterrirunnels and @trishstratuscom for sharing this moment with me. Don’t be sad for me… be happy for me. I had an awesome 20 year run. I love you all so very much. I’m appreciative of your support and loyalty. #Repost @mastersofringentertainment with @get_repost ・・・ Our inaugural MORE Wrestling Women’s Heavyweight Champion, Lisa Marie Varon! This match is Lisa’s last match of her career and we are very honored that she chose to close our her last wrestling match with us. Thank you to @theterrirunnels who presented the belt to Lisa during this historic main event match with Melina Perez. Thank you to our Senior Official James Hunter for refereeing this match. Thank you to Robert Holt of @fisticuffsphotography for your amazing photography and Keith Andrews for your videography. Thank you to all the talent on last night’s show, our staff, volunteers and crew for your hard work. Thank you to all the great fans who came from Ohio, the Carolinas, Tennessee and Virginia. #prowrestling #LisaMarieVaron #wrestling #womenswrestling #widowspeak #victoria #MORE #MastersOfRing1 #mastersofringentertainment #MOREWrestling #kenansvilleNC #independentwrestling #wwevictoria #impactwrestlingtara #wwe #impactwrestling #tna #prowrestler
What is next for Lisa Marie Varon isn’t known, but she surely would be an excellent choice for a WWE Hall of Fame induction.