Monday, March 1, 2021

Friend Encounters: Lisa Marie Varon and Wallace Shawn

Friend Encounters is a weekly series featuring friends who have met celebrities.

Over the years, I became friends with (now) retired pro wrestler Lisa Marie Varon. Many years ago, Lisa owned The Squared Circle, a cool restaurant on Chicago's north side. I went there many times and Lisa was always a lot of fun. She wasn't merely an owner in name.
Lisa has had success wherever she went. She was a 2x Women's champ in the WWE, a 5x champ in Impact Wrestling and she won several awards during her time in fitness competitions. She has a great personality and is very good to her fans.
I always enjoy seeing Lisa at Wizard World. Besides catching up with her, one of the fun things i seeing her interact with other celebrities. Lisa doesn't act above it all. She loves seeing her favorites, just like the rest of us do.
At Wizard World Columbus 2019, Lisa was excited to met actor Wallace Shawn. Like Lisa, I loved Shawn in The Princess Bride. Among many other roles, he also currently co-stars on tv's Young Sheldon.
Lisa posted about meeting Shawn on her social media accounts.

One of the highlights of @wizardworld was meeting Wallace Shawn from my favorite movie, #princessbride . #wizardworld #wizardworldcolumbus #inconceivable #lisamarievaron #wwevictoria #tnatara #geekatheart #nerdsrule #blackwidow #widowspeakfreak

Shawn was happy to meet a long-time fan like Lisa. It's really fun watching two totally different celebrities connect at events like Wizard World.
While retired from in-ring action, Lisa is still busy. One of her latest projects is GAW TV (Grown A** Women), a podcast she does with Mickie James and SoCal Val. It's a lot of fun and not just wrestling talk.
Go to for info on all of their events. Also, follow Lisa at @RealLisaMarie on twitter and at LisaMarieVaron on Facebook. Also, look for GAW TV on most podcast platforms.
Lisa Marie Varon and Walace Shawn in Columbus, OH-October 2019.

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