The pizzeria and bar helmed by TNA Impact wrestling champion Lisa Marie Varon and her husband Lee now has a name, and Varon has shared more details on the space. The Squared Circle (wrestling slang for the ring) will start with a soft opening in late-February/early-March. The space holds 60 seated-patrons plus standing-room, which will be adorned with wrestling decor like autographed memorabilia and TVs screening wrestling pay-per-view and other live sports. Varon says wrestlers will swing by, so practice your choke holds and chair throws.
Nashville chef Chris Mason will run the kitchen, featuring his house-ground burgers. A custom-built brick oven will crank out New York-style pies. There will also be a full bar.
Varon says she wants to bring the wrestling environment and energy to The Squared Circle. "I want people to come back for the amazing food, not just the wrestling aspect," the former South Beach bartender says. She talked about professional wrestling's "pre-determined outcome," she's hoping The Squared Circle will have a pre-determined positive outcome too.
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