Per a recent report from the Chicago Tribune, former WWE Diva Lisa Marie Varon is currently filming a pilot for a proposed reality show revolving around her life as a pro-wrestler turned restauranteur.
Writer Luis Gomez provides some details on the upcoming project:
The producers of “Hardcore Pawn: Chicago” are hoping to turn pro wrestler and restaurant owner Lisa Marie Varon’s unusual career path into a reality TV show.
The series would revolve around Varon and her Lincoln Park restaurant, The Squared Circle. Cameras began rolling Sunday when The Squared Circle hosted patrons for WWE’s Hell in a Cell pay per view and are expected to return a few more times to film.
Former fitness model Varon worked for WWE between 2000 and 2009 as the emotionally unhinged "Victoria." During her time on the roster, the star was widely considered to be one of the best female wrestlers the company ever had, even if girls like Trish Stratus and Amy "Lita" Dumas tended to get most of the attention.
Soon after parting ways with America's No. 1 promotion, she joined TNA, this time going by the name "Tara."
Varon was released from her deal with the company earlier this year in what PWI labelled a cost-cutting move. The former WWE Women's champion has since been focusing on her restaurant, while making only occasional wrestling appearances (she appeared at last weekend's ROH's Glory by Honor show to confront fellow ex-Diva Maria Kanellis).
So, how much potential would a reality show based around the 42-year-old's life have?
Would you watch a reality show based on Varon's life?
Well, some wrestling-themed reality shows have had success, with Hogan Knows Best and Total Divas coming to mind.
Although, the fact that Varon is filming a pilot and working with notable producers in the industry is a good start at least.