Former WWE superstar Victoria recently sat down for an interview with Chris Van Vliet. She talked about various things and also touched on the topic of the difference between working for WWE and TNA.
She started by saying that the backstage environment was different in both companies.
“[In TNA] I went to every table and every person to say, ‘Hi, my mane is Lisa’ just in case I didn’t meet them. Someone from WWE that was there said, ‘Lisa, this is not WWE. You don’t have to go say hi to every single person!’ You should do that anyway. It’s not a WWE thing; it’s being kind,” said Victoria.
“Also, in WWE, all the new guys would be lined up, the indie guys. They would sit down at the chairs and be in a suit hoping to get a dark match. I would say hi to each and every one of them. I ran into them later and they’re like, ‘You’re the only one that said hi to me when I was backstage.’ Isn’t that awful? Because it’s hard being new in the business and coming backstage and you’re looked at like, ‘What are you doing here?’ It’s an awful feeling.”
Victoria, who worked as Tara in TNA, revealed that she wanted to use her real name (Lisa Marie) in both companies but that didn’t happen.
In 2013, she was fired by TNA. The former WWE wrestler also said that TNA didn’t organize things correctly and recalled how she wasn’t even informed about being booked for a PPV.
“Oh no, I got fired. I wasn’t going to re-sign,” revealed Victoria. “It’s great now because Gail Kim is in charge. They have a great office now.
“I didn’t know I was booked on a pay-per-view until I read Twitter. I called the office and I said, ‘Hey, am I on the pay-per-view? I haven’t got to travel. I’m supposed to travel tomorrow.’ They’re like, ‘Oh, s–t!’ That’s not just an example, but it was very unorganized. I didn’t feel appreciated as much. It’s always important in the business for the producers and agents to give a pat on the back to the wrestlers. We don’t know if we’re doing a good job.”