Wrestling By The Numbers: Lisa Marie ‘Tara’ Varon
TNA Wrestling has announced the release of long-time veteran in-ring performer and former 5-Time TNA Knockouts Champion and 2-Time WWE Women’s Champion Lisa Marie ‘Tara’ Varon. The 42-year-old San Bernardino California native had spent the better part of the past 4-years working for TNA after debuting in May of 2009 and feuding with members of The Beautiful People. Varon had a successful first year with the organization becoming one of TNA’s top female performers. After a contract disputing following her first year with the organization she returned after a month’s absence and had remained with TNA up until the announcement on her release back on July 16th.
Lisa Marie Varon is a 14-year veteran of professional wrestling who first debuted in June of 2000 after having been signed by World Wrestling Entertainment with no prior experience in the business. On a recommendation from then-WWE performer Chyna, Varon was signed by the company and sent to be trained at Ultimate Pro Wrestling, Memphis Championship Wrestling, Ohio Valley Wrestling and later by David Finlay. She made her WWE television debut only a couple months after having been signed as The Godfather’s ‘head ho’. After The Godfather became The Goodfather Varon was sent back to the WWE’s developmental territories before returning as Victoria in July of 2002. She went on to have a very successful 7-year run with the organization before making her final appearance in the WWE at Wrestlemania XXV in 2009.
Below we look at the televised professional wrestling career of Lisa Marie ‘Tara’ Varon by the numbers…
* 18 Matches ( 8th Most All-Time ) on TNA Pay-Per-View. (First Match: 2009 Slammiversary Vs Angelina Love Last Match: 2012 Final Resolution Vs Mickie James)
* 1 Match Managed on TNA Pay-Per-View.
* 91 Matches ( 2nd Most All-Time ) on TNA Impact Wrestling. (First Match: June 11th 2009 Vs Madison Rayne Last Match: May 9th 2013 With Gail Kim Vs Velvet Sky & Mickie James)
* 1 Main Event Match on TNA Impact Wrestling.
World Wrestling Entertainment:
* 22 Matches ( 5th Most All-Time ) on WWE Pay-Per-View. (First Match: 2002 No Mercy Vs Trish Stratus Last Match: Wrestlemania XXV Vs Santina Marella, Joy Giovanni, Rosa Mendes, Alicia Fox, Sunny, Torrie Wilson, Miss Jackie, Maria, Gail Kim, Jillian Hall, Eve Torres, Tiffany, Kelly Kelly, Molly Holly, Maryse, Katie Lea Burchill, Natalya Neidhart, Brie Bella, Nikki Bella, Michelle McCool, Mickie James, Beth Phoenix & Melina)
* 1 Match Managed on WWE Pay-Per-View.
* 113 Matches ( 3rd Most All-Time ) on WWE Raw. (First Match: August 5th 2002 Vs Trish Stratus Last Match: November 17th 2008 Vs Kelly Kelly)
* 3 Main Event Matches ( 10th Most All-Time ) on WWE Raw. (First Main Event Match: December 9th 2002 With Chris Jericho & Christian Vs Bubba Ray Dudley, D-Von Dudley & Trish Stratus Last Main Event Match: April 30th 2007 With Melina Vs Mickie James & Candice Michelle)
* 35 Matches ( 7th Most All-Time ) on WWE Smackdown. (First Match: March 30th 2007 Vs Melina, Michelle McCool, Jillian Hall & Kristal Vs Torrie Wilson, Mickie James, Candice Michelle, Maria & Ashley Last Match: January 16th 2009 Vs Michelle McCool)
* 4 Main Event Matches ( 2nd Most All-Time ) on WWE Smackdown. (First Main Event Match: July 13th 2007 Vs Torrie Wilson Last Main Event Match: January 16th 2009 Vs Michelle McCool)
* 1 Match ( 5th Most All-Time ) on WWE Saturday Night’s Main Event. (Match: March 18th 2006 With Candice Michelle Vs Trish Stratus & Mickie James)
* 6 Matches ( 3rd Most All-Time ) on WWE ECW On Syfy/TNN. (First Match: December 6th 2007 With Kenny Dykstra Vs Balls Mahoney & Kelly Kelly Last Match: May 13th 2008 With Layla & Natalya Neidhart Vs Michelle McCool, Kelly Kelly & Cherry)
* 32 Matches ( 2nd Most All-Time ) on WWE Heat. (First Match: July 7th 2002 Vs Trish Stratus Last Match: June 10th 2007 Vs Mickie James)
* 13 Main Event Matches ( 2nd Most All-Time ) on WWE Heat. (First Main Event Match: June 29th 2003 With Stevie Richards Vs Goldust & Trish Stratus Last Main Event Match: March 25th 2007 Vs Mickie James)
Ohio Valley Wrestling:
* 4 Matches on OVW Television.
* 2 Main Event Matches on OVW Television.