Former WWE ring announcer Lilian Garcia, who recently left the company to care for her father who is currently battling cancer, recently took part in an interview with The Tomorrow Show's Kevin Undergaro. Garcia discussed multiple topics, including her initial decision to leave WWE, as well as how her father feels guilty about her departure.
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."
On Her Father Feeling Guilty About Her Decision and If She Misses WWE
"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."
On if She Will Ever Return to WWE
"I have a love and a passion for WWE. And I received such beautiful e-mails from Vince, from Stephanie, from Triple H and just saying the door’s always open… we’ve all had such a great relationship over the years. If they were to call me to do something special…totally. I’d be all over it. It’s just a place that has really been good to me, and has been a wild ride."