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What's Cooking with Lisa Marie Varon
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Wrestling’s Lisa Marie Varon (TNA's Tara — also formerly WWE’s Victoria) as the featured female on this week’s episode. Tara will be part of the March 14 TNA Impact Wrestling Live televised event at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Ill. March 14 also marks the opening of Lisa Marie’s restaurant The Squared Circle (2418 N. Ashland, Chicago).

Plus - learn about The Chicago Area Alternative Education League, a not-for-profit organization that has been providing a full spectrum of academic and athletic programs to the Chicagoland area's most at-risk youth since 1977.
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Sports and Torts: CAAEL and Kids

David and Elliott are joined in studio by John Martin, Executive Director of The Chicago Area Alternative Education League. CAAEL serves a network of 50+ schools with a full spectrum of academic and athletic programs to the Chicagoland area's most at-risk youth.
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Sports and Torts: Lisa Marie Varon

Lisa Marie, AKA TNA Knockout Tara, is stepping out of the wrestling ring and into the restaurant biz. Her new place is called The Squared Circle (2418 N. Ashland, Chicago), and Elliott paid her a visit there to talk about the new venture, her wrestling career, and the work it takes to stay "Tara-fying" in the ring.
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Links to Related Websites:
The Chicago Area Alternative Education League
CAAEL Mission - To motivate high-risk youth to stay in school through customized academic, athletic and art programs designed to build self-esteem, social skills, teamwork, and responsibility

The Squared Circle
Brick oven pizza. Stuffed Angus Burgers. Pro wrestling PPVs. Craft beers. Full bar.

2418 N. Ashland Chicago, IL


Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Lisa Marie Varon
Lisa Marie Varon (née Sole; born February 10, 1971) is an American professional wrestler, former bodybuilder and fitness competitor. Varon is best known for her time in World Wrestling Entertainment under the ringname Victoria where she is a former two-time WWE Women's Champion and her current tenure in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ringname Tara. Varon started competing in fitness competitions and won ESPN2's Fitness America Series in 1997. In 1999, she placed second at a fitness event in New York to earn her International Federation of BodyBuilders Professional Fitness Card. Through a chance meeting, Varon met World Wrestling Federation (WWF) performer Chyna who encouraged her to become a wrestler.She trained in the WWF's developmental territories for three years before being moved to the main roster to compete full-time under the ring name Victoria. Her first TV appearance was at WrestleMania 2000 as one of The Godfather's Hos. She debuted in June 2002, four months later she was pushed to win the WWE Women's Championship, a title she held twice in her wrestling career. In TNA she is a five-time TNA Women's Knockout Champion making her a seven-time Women's Champion overall. She is also a one-time TNA Knockouts Tag Team Champion with Brooke Tessmacher, as TnT.

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