Lisa Marie Varon (b. 1971) is an American Professional Wrestler from San Bernardino, California best known for her work in WWE as Victoria and for TNA as Tara. She started as a fitness model and trained at Ultimate Pro Wrestling, debuting in June 2000. Her first onscreen role in WWE was as a member of the Godfather's "Hos," becoming officially named after he had turned heel and joined Right to Censor and thrown her through a table. She was then sent down to WWE's developmental promotion Memphis Championship Wrestling for further training. After MCW closed, she was moved to Ohio Valley Wrestling, where she worked as the manager for the Tag Team of Doug Basham and Damaja as a member of the Power Stable the Revolution. She was officially reintroduced to WWE in 2002 as the crazed nemesis of Trish Stratus, saying that Trish had left her behind when they were both fitness models. Victoria aligned herself with Steven Richards. She would go on to become a 2x WWE Women's Champion. In TNA, she is a 5x TNA Knockouts Champion and a 1x TNA Knockouts Tag Team Champion with Brooke Tessmacher.Despite the name she used in OVW as a member of the Revolution (see Royals Who Actually Do Something below), she has no connection to Queen Vicky.As usual, you can find the basics at The Other Wiki.
"These ain't the tropes to mess with":
All Webbed Up: Her most frequently used signature move was dubbed the Spider's Web.
The Artifact: Her little dance before the standing moonsault came when she had a dancing character during her second Women's title reign. Despite dropping that character a year later, she still kept the dance before she did the moonsault.
Ascended Extra: A member of the Godfather's Ho Train, and, once he turned heel and joined Right to Censor, she was the first one to be named.
BadassBiker Babe: Upon her return with Madison Rayne. Previously defied on Smackown where she tried to steal Chuck Palumbo's bike but was intercepted by Michelle McCool.
Beauty, Brains and Brawn: She is actually all three of these. The Beauty part is obvious. For the Brains part, she studied biology at UCLA and medicine at Lorna Linda University and worked as a Human Tissue Coordinator at the Inland Eye and Tissue Bank where she was involved in organ donation. For the Brawn part, she was a fitness model and bodybuilder.
Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Trish gave her a bloody nose during a hardcore match. She also got a cracked tooth in that same match.
Characterization Marches On: She started out as a ho, then a goofy ex-ho who danced a lot, then suddenly paired up with Steven Richards and went psycho. Then she kind of snapped back to the dancing character without explanation and didn't want anything to do with Richards anymore because he was crazy.
Character Check: The crazy violent shade of her character would briefly emerge again during a feud with Christy Hemme and then against champion Mickie James. Both times she soon reverted into the goofball without a comment from anybody.
Reality Subtext: She had been a cheerleader in high school and even been named an NCA All-American in her senior year.
Corrupt Corporate Executive: As the Commissioner in MCW, since she was also working as a heel manager for Steve Bradley and competed and interfered in matches.
Crazy Sane: The closest her change in character ever came to being acknowledged is when Victoria decided she would have to go wild and crazy if she was to defeat Mickie James.
Create Your Own Villain: Molly decided to show Victoria the Widow's Peak because she was probably strong enough to use it on any woman on the roster at the time. Of course, Molly did not think Victoria would ever come and take her championship.
Cute and Psycho: She's beautiful and did a great job playing a "crazy" character.
Cute Bruiser: Less so in her WWE run where she was almost always the largest woman on the roster and frequently a brutal heel or odd goof. In TNA though she had the roughly equal in size Alyssa Flash, larger Amazing Kong alongside less conventionally cute ODB and Daffney while she herself was much more subdued than any of her WWE personas.
Dance Battler: Would dance before hitting her Standing Moonsault.
Demoted to Extra: And started losing all her coolness when she started jobbing left and right to anything that's not nailed down or on fire.
The Dragon: Has served this role for a few other Knockouts.
Eyes Do Not Belong There: When she used "All The Things She Said" as her entrance music, her video started with an image of an eye in the palm of a hand.
Self-Deprecation: An interview during her time in UPW had her rant about how they always got body builders who walked in thinking that because they were body builders they could be wrestlers too. She herself had a body building background.
In her segment on the WWE Divas Undressed DVD, in re her role as a member of the Godfather's Ho Train, she joked, "Who better to play the Ho role?"
Signature Move: An over the top leg drop (to the point on WWE Byte this she mentioned trying to use it less so she would not become associated with it), the Spider's Web, a standing moonsault sometimes preceded by a dance shake or standing directly on top of the opponent, a super kick but only during her second Women's championship title run.
Sitcom: Played "Chickasaurus" on the Nikki episode "Topless."
Start My Own: Fat Tony's, her pizza restaurant in Louisville, KY. She had a car customizing business called Black Widow Customs, which was destroyed in a fire in 2010. She and her husband opened a restaurant in Chicago in 2013 called the Squared Circle.
Would Hit a Girl: The Goodfather threw her through a table. On the May 12, 2001 episode of Memphis Championship Wrestling's TV show, Joey Abs hit her with his "Absolute" move.
Yandere: May have been more of a case of Hate Makes You Crazy, at least in her feud with Trish.