Lisa Marie is owner of The Squared Circle Restaurant in Chicago, IL. She is formerly known as TNA Knockout Tara & five-time TNA Knockouts Champion as well as an one-time TNA Knockouts Tag Team Champion. She is a former two time WWE Women's Champion, Finishing move is the Widow's Peak, debuted on WWF as one of the Godfather's Ho's, has worked on all three WWE brands (RAW, ECW &a Smackdown). She departed from the WWE in January of 2009. Owned Black Widow Customs & Fat Tony's Pizzeria in Louisville, KY. Moved to Chicago, IL for for a few years & currently resides in southern California.

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 03/02/2014

Vintage Vixen: 11 Years Ago Today – Sunday Night Heat March 2, 2003

Victoria (w/ Steven Richards) vs. Molly Holly. Basic mat moves to open, as Victoria locks Molly into a leg scissors hold. Both ladies get to their feet, and Molly lands a chop to the chest of Victoria. Victoria with a snap suplex, and an Irish whip. Molly hops the ropes and attempts to leap over them and back into the ring, but Stevie pulls her off the mat. Victoria with a sliding kick to the face, and takes control when they get back into the ring. Molly gets to her feet and hits a swinging neckbreaker. Molly climbs to the top rope but misses a high cross body. Victoria nails the Widow’s Peak for the win. Winner by pinfall is Victoria.
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 03/01/2014

Vintage Vixen: 7 Years Ago Today – Ringside Reality March 1, 2007

WWE had an online web show series called Ringside Reality. The March 1st episode was with Victoria while she answers various questions.
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Vintage Vixen: 10 Years Ago Today – RAW March 1, 2004

On this episode of RAW, the match scheduled was Victoria & Lita vs Molly Holly & Jazz with Theodore Long. Before the match, Molly Holly & Jazz got into a shoving match, and Jazz walked out with Theodore Long. Victoria went right after Molly Holly and pinned her in less than a minute (Lita had no part of the match). Molly Holly snaps and attacks Victoria and drags her around ringside by her hair, ripping some of it out! There was a lengthy pull apart brawl, but Molly repeatedly got free and pulled more of Victoria’s hair out!
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Vintage Vixen: 11 Years Ago Today – WWE Confidential March 1, 2003

Remember WWE’s show called Confidential? Here we have screen captures that feature Victoria on the March 1st show, where she comments if she would ever pose nude!
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 02/25/2014

The 50 coolest maneuvers of all time
By: WWE.com Staff
February 21, 2014

Pro wrestlers have been dishing out cool moves since the early 1900s. Today, every Superstar has awesome moves, but which are the coolest? We ranked the 50 holds, strikes and dives that would’ve made Mr. McMahon shout, “What a maneuver!” if he was still sitting at the commentary booth.

#49 Victoria’s Widow’s Peak

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Putting her own spin on the Gory Neckbreaker — a move innovated by Mexican ring legend Gory Guerrero — Victoria felled many a female in WWE with the chiropractic nightmare she called the Widow’s Peak. In executing the maneuver, the raven-haired aggressor would hoist her opponents back-to-back over her shoulder then drop them savagely to the canvas, twisting their necks backward in a sickening show of force. Incapacitating such iconic Divas as Torrie Wilson, Stacy Keibler and WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus, the Widow’s Peak earned Victoria her second Women’s Championship in a Fatal 4-Way Match on the Feb. 23, 2004, edition of Raw, when she used the dreaded maneuver to take out Lita.

*Victoria-Web.org Note* – Excited and thrilled to say, on this list, Victoria is the ONLY Diva’s finisher that is listed!

To view the full list, you can go to WWE.com.

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 02/24/2014

Vintage Vixen: 11 Years Ago Today – RAW February 24, 2003

On this episode of RAW, Victoria & Stevie Richards joined Jerry “The King” Lawler & Jim “JR” Ross on commentary during the diva match which featured Jacqueline vs Jazz. At the end of the match, Trish runs to the ring to attack Jazz and Victoria tries to get involved but gets kicked to the ground by Trish.
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 02/19/2014

Vintage Vixen: 1 Year Ago Today – Good Day Chicago February 19, 2013

A year ago today, Lisa Marie joined her personal fitness trainer, Joey Thurman, on Good Day Chicago. They discussed with the host how to get back on track with new year’s workout resolutions. Joey then has Lisa Marie demonstrate some quick and effective workouts with a kettlebell and dual grip medicine ball.
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 02/19/2014

According to several sources Nelson Frazier, Jr., who wrestled for the WWE for nearly ten years as Mabel, Viscera and Big Daddy V, passed away recently. Respected pro wrestling agent Eric Simms confirmed the rumors after speaking with Frazier’s wife, adding that he suffered “a massive heart attack”, passing today, February 18th, 2014. In memory of him, this edition of “Vintage Vixen” will include a few times that Lisa Marie Varon & Nelson Frazier, Jr. were in the ring together.

Vintage Vixen: – RAW May 30, 2005

In the ring we have Jerry Lawler, Christy Hemme, Candice Michelle, Maria Kanellis, Victoria, Lilian Garcia, and Viscera. Jerry Lawler hosts a RAW Diva Bikini Contest to mark the unofficial beginning of Summer. Lilian Garcia was the surprise entrant, billed as the first time she’s ever participated in a Bikini Contest. Before anything could get started, Viscera came out and scoops up Lilian and takes her backstage. The remaining four contestants took turns removing their towels and flaunting themselves in front of the fans. Jerry Lawler “catches his breath” and decides picked Christy Hemme as the winner! Christy, Maria and Candice celebrated until a disgruntled Victoria snapped and kicked the crap out of them! Victoria then kicked Jerry Lawler between the legs and gave Christy Hemme a vicious Widow’s Peak!
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Vintage Vixen: – Heat May 14, 2006

Victoria & Rob Conway vs Torrie Wilson & Viscera: Conway and Victoria come down first to some heat as Victoria and Mr. 98% Fat Free taunt in the ring. Viscera and Torrie then come out to a big pop and taunt in the ring. Victoria and Torrie start us off. Lock up and Victoria throws her down. Torrie gets back up and throws down Vic twice! Torrie then throws her into then turnbuckle and hits a big splash in the corner. Torrie then gives Victoria a stink-face as Vic runs to the corner and tags in Conway! In a comedy spot Conway runs into the ring and sits down in the corner so he can get a stink face! Conway’s eyes are closed as Torrie tags in Big Vis and Vis gives Conway the stink-face instead to some laughs! Victoria runs in and pounds Viscera from behind. Victoria goes to punch Vis but Vis holds her hand and kisses her! Torrie now runs in and hits Victoria with a face buster! Viscera goes to give Vicky the Visagra but Conway runs in and breaks it up. Viscera throws Conway in the ropes and hits a big Blackhole Slam! Tag to both ladies now. Victoria goes for a clothesline but Torrie ducks under it and nails Victoria with a big clothesline! Another clothesline! A dropkick now. Torrie then hits a swinging neckbreaker and covers but Victoria kicks out.. The ref is distracted with Viscera as Conway trips up Torrie! Victoria then grabs Torrie and hits the Widow’s Peak for the three count!
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 02/18/2014

Vintage Vixen: 4 Years Ago Today – Impact February 18, 2010

Tara vs Daffney in a Non-Title Match. Tara and Daffney lockup and the referee separates them as they brawl into the ropes. Daffney goes for a clothesline but Tara ducks and then hits a big right hand followed by a series of rights and then a front kick. Tara grabs Daffney and hits the Spider’s Web for a nearfall. Tara puts Daffney in a wristlock but Daffney hits a Knee Strike to the gut followed by a forearm. Daffney then lights up Tara’s chest with a chop and follows it up with an attempt at an Irish Whip, but Tara reverses it and then goes for a clothesline. Daffney ducks but eats a backdrop from Tara. Tara charges at Daffney in the corner but Daffney levels her with a big spinning heel kick! Daffney grabs Tara and slams her to the mat by her hair and then hits a Snapmare using Tara’s hair to throw her down. Daffney hits the Hair Snapmare two more times and then kicks Tara in the face. Daffney puts the boots to Tara and kicks her out of the ring. Daffney grabs Tara and slams her into the guardrail. Daffney goes for a right hand but Tara blocks it and hits one of her own followed by a chop. Daffney reaches under the ring and grabs a tool box and blasts Tara with it which leads to a DQ and Tara is declared the winner of the match. After the match Daffney hits Tara with the tool box again and then talks trash to her as she drags Tara and slams her into the guardrail. Daffney screams at the referee and then throws her near the announce booth and slams the guardrail on her! Daffney grabs a chair and slams it into the guardrail that is laying over Tara repeatedly! Stevie Richards runs out and takes the chair from Daffney and then drags her to the back. Referees and officials come out to check on Tara.

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 02/17/2014

Vintage Vixen: 11 Years Ago Today – RAW February 17, 2003

Backstage Stevie Richards is trying to convince Victoria to ask Jazz to be a tag partner. Jazz says she came to the WWE for two reasons to eliminate Trish Stratus and to be the most dominant diva in wrestling. Victoria says that she’s the WWE Women’s champion but Jazz suggests she won’t be Champion for long. Later it’s a Divas tag team match. Victoria (with Stevie Richards) & Jazz vs Molly Holly and Jacqueline. Jazz & Victoria have difficulties getting along as partners during the match. Jazz gets the pin on Molly to win the match for the team of Victoria & Jazz. Jazz & Victoria then have an altercation with each other after the match.
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 02/16/2014

Vintage Vixen: 2 Years Ago Today – Impact February 16, 2012

Battle Royal for the #1 Contender Spot for the Knockout Title. ODB eliminated Winter and Brooke Tessmacher. ODB eliminated Rosita and threw her on top of Winter/Tessmacher. ODB eliminated Mickie James. Sarita, Velvet, Angelina Love and Tara eliminated ODB. Angelina Love eliminated Tara. Sarita eliminated Angelina Love. Velvet Sky eliminated Sarita then Madison Rayne dumped Velvet Sky. Gail Kim was at ringside to watch the match.
Check out the February 16, 2012 Impact Screen Captures

Vintage Vixen: 10 Years Ago Today – RAW February 16, 2004

Divas Tag Team Match. Victoria (with Stevie Richards) & Trish Stratus vs Jazz & Molly Holly. Victoria gets the win by pinning Molly Holly. After the match, Test runs down to the ring and attacks Stevie Richards, Victoria, and Trish until Christian comes to make the save.
Check out the February 16, 2004 RAW Screen Captures

Vintage Vixen: 11 Years Ago Today – Heat February 16, 2003

Victoria (w/ Steven Richards) vs. Jacqueline. Jacqueline takes control early with a spinning heel kick early on. Powerslam by Victoria for a two count. Springboard Slingshot by Jackie, tried a second time but reversed into a back body drop by Victoria. Jacqueline up to the top rope, with a high cross body onto Victoria and Richards on the outside. Steven enters the ring and Jacqueline takes him down. Victoria hits the Widow’s Peak for the win.
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 02/16/2014

Just wanted to let all the visitors know about a new feature I’m going to keep the site updates more active. The feature is called “Vintage Vixen”. What the updates will give is a post of “Today in History” type updates. I will be posting flashbacks to some of Lisa Marie’s past according to the date of the day. It will include links to the gallery so you can relive the moments and memories.

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 01/26/2014

Victoria was one of WWE’s most unique Divas. 30-Second Fury takes a look back at her devastating finishing move: The Widow’s Peak! Victoria ain’t the Diva to mess with!

Check out the original Black Widow, Victoria, as she decimates Mickie James, Torrie Wilson, and more Divas with the Widow’s Peak in the video below!

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 01/21/2014

Check out Lisa Marie’s new interview. She was on Overtime’s debut show today. http://rivetnewsradio.com/signature-programs/.
Overtime is hosted by Rob LaFrentz and features interviews with current and past Chicago sports stars, with it’s very first guest being Lisa Marie Varon. She talks about her WWE Days, her restaurant, her training and so much more!

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 01/21/2014

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This Wednesday, January 22nd at 8 PM Indie Night will feature Vanguard Wrestling at The Squared Circle Restaurant! Join your favorite Vanguards at The Squared Circle restaurant for VWAA Night with Lisa Marie Varon & The Shared Spandex podcast! So be sure to stop by if you are in the Chicago Area tomorrow night!

Event: Vanguard Wrestling at Indie Night
Location: The Squared Circle Restaurant
Address: 2418 N. Ashland Chicago, IL
Date & Time: January 22nd, 2014 at 8PM

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 10/16/2013

Event: Glory by Honor XII
Date: October 26, 2013
Where: Frontier Fieldhouse
Location: 9807 Sayre Ave, Chicago Ridge, IL 60415

Lisa Marie will be part of a Special Meet & Greet Autograph Session prior to the show. For more details about the show, tickets, and other wrestlers appearing, please visit ROHWrestling.com!

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 10/16/2013

Event: House of Hardcore #3
Where: Mid-Hudson Civic Center
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Date: Saturday November 9, 2013
Belltime: 7:30pm
Meet & Greet: 5:00pm

The current card at this time is Carlito Colon & Thea Trinidad (Rosita) vs. Stevie Richards & Lisa Marie Varon (Victoria/Tara). There are many other matches and wrestlers appearing. You can get full details and tickets at HouseOfHardcore.net!

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 10/16/2013

Pro wrestlers get into confrontation at Lincoln Park restaurant
By: Luis Gomez / About Last Night
Written: October 16, 2013

The customer is not always right, according to pro wrestler and The Squared Circle owner Lisa Marie Varon.

After wrestler and former Playboy cover girl and “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant Maria Kanellis harassed a waitress Monday at the Squared Circle for bringing her a Diet Coke rather than a regular Coke, which she considered a jab at her weight, Varon stepped in to see what the problem was.

Kanellis, an Ottawa, Ill. native, cut her scheduled appearance at the Lincoln Park restaurant short and stormed off, which prompted Varon to yell “See you at Glory By Honor, Maria. Yeah, Steen will be kicking your fiance’s (butt).”

Glory By Honor, you see, is a wrestling event being held by the Ring of Honor promotion Oct. 26 at Frontier Fieldhouse in Chicago Ridge. Kanellis’s real-life fiance, Mike Bennett, will square off against Kevin Steen. Varon, who wrestled under the name Victoria in WWE and Tara in TNA, is also scheduled to make an appearance.

“We were flattered that Maria decided to come by, but I think she was really looking to make a scene ahead of an upcoming Ring Of Honor show because she knows that we will both be there,” Varon said by email. “She can only hope that I forgive and forget, or I will slap her silly like I have done many, many times before.”

The lesson here is to order a milk shake rather than a soda at The Squared Circle. Everyone knows that.

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 08/25/2013

One Night Only: Knockouts Knockdown – Premieres Friday, Sept 6 on Pay-Per-View and YouTube
Join TNA WRESTLING for one special event, spotlighting the most athletic and beautiful women in professional wrestling. TARA, Mickie James, Gail Kim, Velvet Sky, Ms. Tessmacher, ODB, Taryn Terrell, Taeler Hendrix, Santana Garret, Alissa Flash, Ivelisse, Lei’d Tapa, Jackie Moore, Hannah Blossom, Sojo Bolt, Trinity, Jillian Hall, Mia Yim, and Serena Deeb. The winner of each individual match will advance on to one final match of the evening! A gauntlet match where the last two women standing will battle to see who is truly “The Queen of the Knockouts”.

TNA PPV events air on Dish Network, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter, Cox Communications, Cablevision, Bright House, Suddenlink and more – check your programming guide for availability! In addition, ONE NIGHT ONLY is also available online at TNA’s YouTube channel: YouTube.com/TNAwrestling

Tweet what you liked about #KnockoutsKnockdown PPV & we will send select fans a code for 50% off your favorite Knockouts banner at ShopTNA.com

Watch the Knockouts Knockdown Video Preview below.

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 08/24/2013

The following are highlights from a recent interview with Lisa Marie Varon, who portrayed Knockout “Tara” in TNA Impact Wrestling and Diva “Victoria” in WWE.

How is the restaurant business going?
LMV: Awesome and chaotic. As with any new business, we’re still doing some fining tuning. But our staff is really coming together. We have received a great response from the community and are building up a solid customer base.

Tell me a little about the restaurant?
LMV: We are wrestling themed. We have a bunch of framed wrestling memorabilia, and we show as much wrestling as possible on our TVs. (WWE, TNA, Ring of Honor, Shimmer, lots of Indy stuff, you name it). We serve a great variety of brick oven pizza as well as about a dozen different stuffed burgers. We like to say that its all your guilty pleasures under one roof.

Let people know about your wrestling viewing parties at the restaurant and do you do them for other sports?
LMV: We show wrestling 7 days a week. Our WWE PPVs are insane! For Summerslam we had about five times as many people show up as we had room for. That was unfortunate. But it is an amazing environment to watch a PPV. The electricity and excitement is amazing! We also show Chicago sports and other major sporting events.

What did you learn most from your previous restaurant in Louisville?
LMV: That was more food focused. We definitely feel like we came in with a good foundation in that respect. Only now we have added an amazing experience to that. I’m so pleased with the way everything is going!

What are your thoughts regarding wrestling right now, how much do you want to do, do you want to continue full-time, part-time, interested in WWE this stage, going back to TNA at some point?
LMV: I like the direction that the Divas are heading. I also think there are a lot of talented females on the indy scene that could shine in TNA. I’m not sure that I understand what direction they are heading. They say never say never in this business. But I’m comfortable saying I will never return to TNA. I feel like I am still in peak physical condition. I still am able to have great matches. I would like to continue to wrestle, but my plate is full right now. We are looking at more locations for the restaurant. We are looking to expand our brand. I have an offer on the table outside of wrestling that I’m considering. There is also a group that has approached me about starting a wrestling organization. I am blessed to be in the position that I am in right now. I’m considering my next move, and for the time being, I won’t be taking any more Indy appearances outside of those I’ve already committed to.

Is it difficult being around good food all the time to maintain dietary discipline? Is not being on TV most weeks going to relax your diet or is it a thing that has nothing to do with being a wrestling performer?

I don’t have a super strict diet. I eat cheeseburgers 5 days a week. But i also eat lots of fruits and vegetables and lean meats. I ‘cheat’ in moderation. Plus I train like an elite athlete, so that allows me to indulge on the food side. I love to eat, and Chicago is a foodie town. I will continue to train like I have been. I never know what I’ll feel like doing next, and I want to be prepared for it.

On leaving TNA, did you have advanced warning or was it a surprise and how was it handled?
LMV: It was a surprise to me. I went to TNA because I wanted to work with some of the great female wrestlers that i hadn’t faced like Kong, ODB, and Sarita. TNA has definitely shifted their focus as far as the women’s division. It was really my love of wrestling that kept me going. I didn’t think it was the right fit for me anymore. My contract was up in a month or two. They knew I wasn’t going to re-sign. First, they had the travel guy call me and tell me I was released. Then Dixie called me later that day and said that it was a financial thing, and they knew I was ready to jump ship anyway. I think the classy thing to do would have been to give me the opportunity to quit rather than getting released. But at the end of the day, everyone got what they wanted.

Best and worst things about TNA right now?
LMV: I dont want to mention worst things, but the best is that I think women like Brooke and Taryn have really blossomed as wrestlers.

Thoughts on the Gail Kim and Taryn Terrell matches, Mickie James new TV character?
LMV: Gail is always a fantastic performer, and those matches really highlight how far Taryn has progressed. Mickie is an amazing talent, and shines in anything she does.

How was working with Jessie Godderz and Robbie E?
LMV: So much fun! Did you need to ask? We had an amazing time. Those are two young charismatic guys who both can have long successful wrestling careers.

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 08/01/2013
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