During an interview with WrestlingInc, two-time WWE Women’s Champion Victoria (aka Lisa Marie Varon) has revealed that she was very close to rejoining WWE back in 2015.
Victoria opened up about how she was approached by WWE to potentially come back to the company and work as a trainer at the Performance Center. Ultimately, they went with Sarah Stock instead:
“I talked [to them] a long time ago when I got divorced, [and] I moved back to California. So I was living with my brother, Mike, and I was living out of boxes. I didn’t want to unpack because they contacted me about possibly bringing me in as a trainer. And then I was calling, ‘Hello guys. I’m living out of a suitcase. I have one suitcase here at my brother’s house. Do I get an apartment? I can’t invade my brother’s family’s home.’ Even though they’re open arms. ‘You stay as long as you want,’ but I’m an adult. I need my own place. I need to set out my stuff, and do I unpack?
“I finally called Fit Finlay. He goes, ‘They already hired somebody for the training spot. They went with Sarah Stock,’ which is a great choice. I love her. She’s gonna be a future guest on our show, but I just wished I got a call back just to say ‘Hey, we’re going to go with somebody else. You can go ahead,’ and then as soon as I got the call, I was moving in with Torrie Wilson in LA. I was on hold.
“I was like, ‘Okay, It’s been three months at my brother’s house.’ My brother’s like, ‘Have you heard back?’ And I go, ‘I called, but you don’t be a nag.’ But at the same time you’re like, I need to move on. I need to know what my next chapter in my life is. Do I go out to LA? Do I stay near my brother’s house? But I didn’t get the spot. My feelings weren’t hurt because I didn’t get the spot. My feelings were hurt with ‘well, I didn’t even get a callback to say move on.’ That’s when I got the boo-boo face.”
For those that don’t know, WWE placed Sarah Stock on furlough along with many others back in April of this year as part of a cost-cutting measure brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Taking to Twitter recently, Victoria said “never say never” when asked if she’d make an in-ring return to the company. You can read more about that by clicking here.