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This one’s sure to be a knockout! David & Elliott step into the ring with Pro Wrestler Lisa Marie Varon AKA Tara in Impact! Wrestling & Victoria in the WWE. Plus – six time All Star Jim Gentile.
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Sports & Torts: Lisa Marie Varon
From the HBIC to one half of the Knockout Tag Champs, its been one heck of a career for Lisa Marie (AKA Tara). She tells us how she got started in the ring, how she keeps in such amazing shape, and the ladies she'd like to face in a match. It's an awesome interview with an awesome lady!
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Sports & Torts: A Quick Hit with Elliott
Elliott addresses the end of Quick Hits at the Sun-Times and sends out a big thank you to his fans for their support
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Sports & Torts: Jim Gentile
The former big league slugger talks about his career, his Oriole teammates, baseball in Japan and being a part of the Dodgers when they made the move out west.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Lisa Marie Varon
Lisa Marie is an American professional wrestler, bodybuilder and fitness competitor of Puerto Rican and Turkish descent.[citation needed] Varon is best known for her time in World Wrestling Entertainment under the ringname Victoria and her current tenure in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ringname Tara. She is currently one-half of the TNA Knockout Tag Team Champions with partner Ms Tessmacher. Varon started competing in fitness competitions and won ESPN2's Fitness America Series in 1997.[5][7] 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.[2][3][5] 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.[5] Her first TV appearance was at WrestleMania XVI 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 four-time TNA Women's Knockout Champion, making her a six-time Women's Champion.

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Jim Gentile
Jim Gentile also nicknamed "Diamond Jim", is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and left-handed batter who played with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers (1957–58); Baltimore Orioles (1960–63), Kansas City Athletics (1964–65), Houston Astros (1965–66) and Cleveland Indians (1966). A powerful slugger listed at 6' 4", 215 lb, Gentile languished for eight years in the minors for a Dodgers team that already had All-Star Gil Hodges in first base. Traded to Baltimore, Gentile enjoyed his best season in 1961, hitting a career-highs .302 batting average, 46 home runs, 141 runs batted in, 96 runs, 147 hits, 25 doubles. 96 walks, .423 on base percentage, .646 slugging average and 1.069 OPS. He was considered in the MVP selection (third, behind Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris). In addition, Gentile hit five grand slams — including two straight in one game[1] — setting an American League record that stood until Don Mattingly belted six in 1987. In a nine-season career, Gentile batted .260 (759-for-2922) with 179 home runs, 549 RBI, 434 runs, 113 doubles, six triples, and three stolen bases in 936 games. Following his major league career, he played one season in Japan for the Kintetsu Buffaloes in 1969. Gentile managed the Fort Worth Cats when they returned to baseball in 2001 and 2002. Jim also managed the 2005 Mid-Missouri Mavericks of the Frontier League

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