Victoria

  • Born: 02/10/1971 in San Bernardino, California
  • Birthname: Victoria
  • Height & Weight: 5'7", 155 Ib
Titles Won:
  • TNA Women’s Knockout Championship (5 times)
  • TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Brooke Tessmacher
  • WWE Women’s Championship (2 times)

Lisa Marie Varon[2] (née Sole; born February 10, 1971) is an American professional wrestler, former bodybuilder and fitness competitor. Varon is best known for her time with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) under the ring name Victoria, where she is a former two-time WWE Women’s Champion, and in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) under the ring name Tara, where she is a former five-time TNA Knockouts Champion.

Varon began 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 (IFBB) Professional Fitness Card.

Through a chance meeting, Varon met World Wrestling Federation (WWF) performer Chyna, who encouraged her to become a professional 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.

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. She was also a one-time TNA Knockouts Tag Team Champion, with Brooke Tessmacher, collectively known as TnT.

Notable Feuds

vs Trish Stratus

vs Christy Hemme

w/ Kenny Dykstra vs Torrie Wilson & Jimmy Wang Yang

vs Madison Rayne

vs Mickie James

Fitness and figure competition awards

Debbie Kruck Fitness Classic: 1st (Tall Class; 1999)

ESPN2 Fitness America Series: 1st place (1997), 2nd place (1998)

Lifequest Triple Crown: Top 20 (1997)

National Physique Committee: NPC Inland Empire – 1st (MW; 1995), NPC Team Universe – 2nd (Tall Class; 1999)

Women’s Tri-Fitness: Ironwoman Tri-Fitness – 4th (1998), Tri-Fitness Hall of Fame (2012)