The Wrestling Inc. Each day welcomed former two-time WWE Girls’s Champion Lisa Marie Varon onto the podcast the place she talked about her beginnings in WWE with Wrestling Inc. Managing Editor Nick Hausman. She revealed that fellow former Girls’s Champion Chyna helped her get a tryout with WWE.
“I met Chyna at a well being membership in LA,” Varon recalled. “I used to be a private coach there, and I stated, ‘Oh, I’ve two pals, Trish Stratus and Torrie Wilson, from the health trade. And she or he goes, ‘Oh my God. You’ve got a extremely good look. Are you a wrestler?’ And I am going, ‘I believe I might do what the fellows do.’ I used to be a gymnast. I am a tomboy.
“Did slightly little bit of bodybuilding and stuff like that. And so I am going, ‘I believe I might do it,’ and he or she goes, ‘You’ve got a extremely good search for it. It’s best to actually look into it.’ Despatched my stuff in. I heard again in 30 days. I obtained fortunate. I am not saying I am all it. I imply, that was a silver platter for me. In fact, going into the trade the place persons are struggling to attempt to get within the firm and attempt to get something with a platform, and I introduced an superior tryout video.”
Varon revealed extra particulars about her tryout saying she spent $600 on her tryout video. She additionally revealed that WWE Corridor of Famer Jerry Lawler needed her to maneuver to Memphis to proceed her professional wrestling coaching, however Jim Ross didn’t know that she had ambitions to be a wrestler.
“I spent $600 on my tryout video getting it edited, professionally completed, music [and] particular results of me punching the display,” Varon revealed. “It says ‘Lisa Marie Varon.’ I paid somebody to do this. I didn’t do this myself, however JR known as me, and Kevin Kelly stated, JR has by no means seen a tape like this. That is so skilled,’ and I am going, ‘I am residing in Los Angeles. Everyone presents themselves far more than what they.’ So I had a gathering and began going to UPW. I Googled ‘professional wrestling faculty,’ and Godfather was in search of two everlasting ho’s on his ‘Ho Prepare.’ And so me and this different woman from UPW, that was our foot within the door, and so they did not know precisely that I used to be going to wrestling faculty.
“Jerry Lawler was saying ‘you must transfer to Memphis. We have now a college down there that is WWF developmental territory.’ So I went to speak to JR like, ‘Everybody’s saying I ought to transfer to Memphis,’ and he goes, ‘Oh, do you wish to wrestle?’ And I am going, ‘I’ll wrestling faculty on my off days. Did you not know this?’ He goes, ‘No,’ and they also had a gathering. They usually gave me every week to maneuver to Memphis, and my ex-husband and I packed a U-Haul and moved there for a 12 months. After which that Memphis faculty closed down after which Louisville, Kentucky, I obtained transferred to OVW.”
Hausman famous the timeline of when Varon entered WWE and when Chyna’s run in WWE was winding down. Nevertheless, Varon stated that Chyna did assume her time in WWE was winding down. She then recalled Chyna going as much as her and asking her if she needed to grapple within the ring collectively, one thing that she didn’t generally do. Varon admitted that she missed out on the possibility attributable to accidently spilling some soda onto her earlier than she was set for a backstage phase.
“I do not assume she thought she was winding down,” Varon famous. “I believe she nonetheless thought she was nonetheless there, however after I obtained introduced up and I used to be going by way of coaching, all that stuff occurred. She was very good. She wasn’t a buddy that I can go, ‘Hey, can I discuss to you about an issue.’ She did name them and say, ‘Hey, you must take a look at this woman.’ I simply took her phrase. I’ve search for it. I believe I can do it, and so Chyna stated I’d look good for that form of factor. We did not know one another earlier than.
“That was my intro. She was very good to me, and there was sooner or later, she got here in a locker room. She goes, ‘Lisa, put your boots on and your knee pads. Let’s go grapple within the ring. Let’s go roll round.’ And she or he left, and all people within the locker room was going, ‘She’s by no means completed that earlier than.’ And I used to be like, ‘Oh, perhaps she needs to have an angle with me.’ I used to be so freaking stoked, and I marked out.
“I obtained so excited I spilt one thing on her, some soda pop or one thing. ‘I am so sorry.’ And I am like, ‘I am the brand new chick, and I simply spilled it throughout Chyna.’ And she or he’s like, ‘It is okay,’ however then she obtained known as to a pre-tape, a backstage phase. And I used to be like, ‘Oh s–t. I used to be gonna go grapple along with her,’ however she was at all times good. She at all times paved the best way for us those that weren’t regular shapes and bodybuilding women that do not seem like a mannequin.”
Varon can be one of many hosts of GAW TV together with WWE Celebrity Mickie James and SoCal Val. Hausman and Varon famous how gifted Val is, and Hausman requested why Val is just not signed with a serious firm.
“She does a weblog about trend, she does her personal Patreon, she has all this different stuff on her personal and he or she’s dealing with GAW,” Varon listed out. “And Mickie and I are going, ‘How can we aid you?’ And she or he’ll say, ‘Simply watch. I simply despatched you the present. Are you able to watch it for enhancing issues.’ We at all times really feel slightly responsible not contributing extra, however we’re not pc savvy.
“However she’s hilarious too. She’s so humorous and Mickie. I am having a good time actually. Wednesday’s our favourite day as a result of it goes on 5 p.m. est, and we’re within the reside chat with all people on the facet. We pre-tape, and we watch it first, so we might be extra lively on the the reside chat as a substitute of going, ‘Okay, I did not see this episode. I obtained to concentrate.'”
Lisa’s full interview aired as a part of a current episode of our podcast, The Wrestling Inc. Each day. Subscribe to get the most recent episodes as quickly because it’s launched Monday – Friday afternoon by clicking here.