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WWE News: Lilian Garcia talks about her WWE Departure

  • The veteran announcer opens up for the first time since her departure from the WWE.
Rohit Nath
Modified 10 Aug 2016, 16:32 IST
Lilian Garcia was only second to Howard Finkel in terms of tenure as WWE announcer

Lilian Garcia’s first tenure with the WWE was from 1999 to 2008. She returned to WWE in 2011 full time but unfortunately had to call it quits recently. Thus, ending her 15-year tenure with the company. She is no doubt one of the most respected announcers in the business and her passion for it is clear as crystal. She has been through it all. 

Lilian Garcia recently guest hosted The Tomorrow Show with Keven Undergaro, opening up for the first time since announcing her departure from the WWE. She also discussed her father's cancer, her life and her 15-year journey with the WWE.

On her decision to leave WWE:

"Being at WWE is no longer an option. Being on road, skipping work, that's never been me... you just can't call in sick or take a leave of absence there, it just doesn't happen. So it's the right time for me to be gone from WWE for sure. I can spend way more time with him which is priceless"

"My dad feels really super guilty about this. He feels like everything that's done, he feels like, I mean I've been at WWE for 15. So he's feeling so bad and so responsible for this because I missed work for so many days and because I'm not there and I just keep telling him, I want to be here, I want to be here for you. And I can't even imagine being on the road right now. If I was still there, my heart. I would literally take off and be on a plane and be like "what the hell I shouldn't be on a plane right now." I want to enjoy every second I can with him. So I'm glad I'm not there for that reason. I miss the fans tremendously, I miss the show, I miss everybody I work with. I wish I would've even gotten to say goodbye, I didn't even get to say goodbye. It was just these decisions that were happening so quick and everything. But I do have to say one thing. WWE fans are incredible.”

Lilian stated that she had gotten heart warming emails from Vince McMahon, Stephanie and Triple H, assuring her that the door is always open for her to return. She also said that if she were ever called for a special appearance, she would definitely do it.

Would you like to see Lilian Garcia inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame?

Published 10 Aug 2016, 16:24 IST
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