Former WWE Diva Victoria talks about TNA's organisational issues

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Former WWE Diva and TNA Knockout Lisa Marie Varon recently appeared on Jim Ross' 'Ross Report' podcast and talked about her time with both companies.

The former Women's Champion left WWE back in 2009 after a lengthy career with the company, she then joined TNA and became known as Tara. 

Varon had a successful run in TNA, winning the Knockout's title five times and the Knockout's tag titles once before her release in 2013.

Opening up

She talked to Jim Ross about her former employer and said that the company (TNA) was so disorganized that she once learned about being booked for a pay-per-view by reading the announcement on Twitter but still had no travel information and hadn't even been told about the booking.

Varon, who owns The Squared Circle pizza restaurant in Chicago, talked about how she once spent $6,000 of her own money to promote a TNA event in Chicago.

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She did a lot of promotion for the show, without being asked to and wasn't happy when TNA sent her posters for the show that featured another Knockout instead of Varon, a local celebrity.

Varon says she talked with Dixie Carter about all she did to help the company and all Dixie had to say was, "Yeah, I heard."


The five-time Knockout's champion also talked about how two people in the TNA office sent an e-mail to the roster telling them to promote another pizza shop in Chicago as the best pizza they have ever had.

Varon found out about this and blew up at TNA's head of talent relations, Bruce Prichard. She told Prichard, "The day I quit my job, I am going to punch that c**t in the face."

This threat was referring to Dixie and the former Diva said Prichard responded, "You'll be doing all of us a favour."

WWE praise

The former Knockout star also praised WWE for their organisational skills having seen how both promotions work and even said that being at TNA had "made her appreciate WWE a lot."

The 43-year-old is happy running her own pizza shop in Chicago now, but this does come at a time when WWE is in need of a "legendary" Diva to help their division. Whilst Victoria is sometimes over looked in favor of the likes of Trish Stratus and Lita because of their headline rivalry, the Chicago native could be the answer WWE have been looking for. 

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