“Victoria (wrestler)” redirects here. It is not to be confused with Lady Victoria.”
Lisa Marie Varon ( Sole; born February 10, 1971) is an American professional wrestler, fitness competitor, and bodybuilder best 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 woman’s championships on several different occasions.
Varon was born in San Bernardino, California, to a Puerto Rican father (who is a Vietnam veteran) and a Korean-born Turkish mother who worked as a singer in Japan.
Varon was married to Lee Varon from 1994 to 2015.
Varon has a tattoo of a heart on her ankle, which she got in high school and hid from her parents. She is a fan of motorcycles and owns a Suzuki Hayabusa.
While working at the eye and tissue bank, Varon became a personal trainer and taught aerobics. While training at a gym, she was offered an opportunity to compete in a bodybuilding competition, a contest she won as a middleweight.
After moving to Los Angeles, Varon worked as a trainer at the gym Crunch Fitness, where she met World Wrestling Federation wrestler Chyna, who complimented Varon on her appearance and encouraged her to become a wrestler.
Varon returned to the renamed World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) as Victoria on the July 7, 2002 episode of Sunday Night Heat, in an angle with Trish Stratus, who Victoria claimed had betrayed her when they worked together as fitness models.
On the May 30, 2005 episode of Raw, Victoria participated in a swimsuit contest, losing to Christy Hemme.
Following the loss, the storyline had Victoria become a villainess by attacking the other contestants, as well as host Jerry Lawler, claiming that she had enough of the attention Hemme was receiving.
Victoria was given a push on November 27, after she won a number one contender’s battle royal.
Varon gained notoriety from the match when it was reported that her kick to Candice Michelle’s face had resulted in a legitimate broken nose that required surgery.
Varon debuted for Ring of Honor on October 26, 2013, under her real name. She made an FAQ before Glory by Honor XII. At the event, she attacked Maria Kanellis with a Widow’s Peak.