Former WWE Diva and ring announcer Lilian Garcia recently joined the guys from the Monday Night Mayhem show for a live radio interview this past Monday, to discuss her thoughts on how the Divas are used in WWE, her decision to leave the company and what she’s been up to since parting ways with the promotion.
On her thoughts about her time away from WWE, why she left, and the lifestyle change that comes with it, Lilian said, “there’s nothing like having that one-on-one interaction with them: every time we’re out there, being able to hi-five & hug people. It’s just an amazing feeling. I miss some of the travel, I’m not crazy about all of the travel. Some of the places we went to were a lot of fun, especially when went overseas. I love Europe, and I love to experience different cultures, so I would definitely take advantage of the sightseeing. What I don’t miss is the airports & the hauling of the luggage. That kind of stuff wears on you, and when you do it ten years straight, it does wear on you. That’s why I have a lot of respect for all of the Superstars, because I didn’t have the grueling schedule that they would had of 300+ days a year, so I have respect for those who can do it and be away from their families. I really missed being away from my family, and that was one of the decision I made. When my contract was up, I was like do I sign on for a new contract, or do I really want to take the time to be with my family & my new husband, and I just made that decision that it was time.”
The former WWE Diva went into further detail about her life outside of wrestling, now that she no longer has to endure the hectic road schedule that faces a WWE performer. “It’s been a year since I left. It almost feels like right around the corner, and I can’t believe how time flies. So much has happened since I left. Actually, after I left on the 21st of September, I got married on the 28th of September, which was on a Monday, so it was ironic that I got married on a Monday. I went on a long amazing honeymoon and spent time with the family. I just took time off because I had been on the road for ten years straight. I did some work in Los Angeles, and a lot of doors starting opening up for me in L.A., so we made the decision to move to Los Angeles from New York, and we left in May. It’s just a fresh start & a new chapter in my life.”
Finally, the voice of the squared-circle in WWE for nearly a decade shared her thoughts on the WWE Divas, a job title she held in addition to “ring announcer” for a good portion of her tenure with the company. “I always wished the Divas had more time on the show, because a lot of times, they get one match on the show. I see them working so hard, and they live & breathe this business just has much as the guys do. It depends on the writing, and the storylines, and ratings, and all of that. I could say that I wish they had more time, but I’m also partial to them too. I think it’s a great job they do week in & week out, and it’s not easy to write all these storylines & all these different ideas. I think the WWE does a good job on that, but of course personally, I would love to see more of the Divas going against each other.”
You can listen to the complete Lilian Garcia interview from the August 18 broadcast of the Monday Night Mayhem radio show by visiting MondayNightMayhem.com.