Lilian Garcia

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Lilian Garcia

Spanish-American singer and ring announcer add

Category: Music

Born in 1966.

Countries: United States (71%), Colombia (4%), Canada (4%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: John Cena, Charlie Haas, Trish Stratus

Linked to: Irmo High School, National Basketball Association, University of South Carolina, Major League Baseball

 

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Lilian Garcia was born in 1966 add something


1990

She appeared in the 1990 film "Modern Love" as a singer add something


1999

García was hired by the World Wrestling Federation as a ring announcer in 1999 add something


2000

WWE Chairman Vince McMahon asked her to sing America the Beautiful at "WrestleMania 2000" and "WrestleMania 21", joining a renowned list of legendary recording artists that includes Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Reba McEntire, Gladys Knight and Willie Nelson add something

 

García sang in the WWF for the first time on February 14, 2000, at a house show, and began singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at television tapings later that month add something

 

In addition to her broadcasting duties with World Wrestling Entertainment, García sang the National Anthem of the United States of America before most "Monday Night Raw" tapings from February 14, 2000 until her departure on September 21, 2009 add something

 

Her first televised performance was on April 2, 2000, where she opened "WrestleMania 2000" add something


2002

Garcia recorded fellow Diva Torrie Wilson's theme song, "Need A Little Time", for "WWE Anthology", a compilation album released by World Wrestling Entertainment in 2002 add something

 

García's first single, "Shout", debuted at No. 69 on the "Billboard Hot 100" in October 2002 add something


2004

She co-wrote "You Just Don't Know Me At All" with producers Doug Kistner and Anthony Krizan, which was released in January 2004 on the "WWE Originals" album add something


2005

García began work on a solo album with Grammy award winning record producers George Noriega and Tim Mitchell in 2005, who have worked with multi platinum artists such as Shakira, Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez add something

 

García took part in her first major Diva publication in 2005 with the release of the "Divas 2005" swimsuit magazine and related DVD "Viva Las Divas of the WWE" add something

 

In June 2005, García began an on-screen romance with wrestler Viscera add something


2006

The angle was briefly resurrected eleven months later when Viscera proposed to Garcia on the May 22, 2006, episode of "Raw", but was interrupted by Umaga before receiving an answer add something

 

On the June 5, 2006, episode of "Raw", Garcia suffered a sprained wrist when wrestler Charlie Haas inadvertently knocked her to the ground as she stood on the ring apron add something

 

Charlie Haas - On the June 5, 2006 episode of "Raw", Haas inadvertently knocked Lilian Garcia off the ring apron as he was entering the ring


2007

García took part in her second major Diva publication in 2007 with the release of "WWE Divas Do San Antonio", in honor because WWE was in San Antonio for the "Royal Rumble" add something

 

On March 17, 2007, García twisted her knee in heavy snow while skiing in Killington, Vermont, incurring a torn anterior cruciate ligament add something

 

She underwent surgery on her knee on April 5, 2007, in New York City under Dr. Armin Tehrany add something

 

She returned to announcing on the July 2, 2007, episode of "Raw" after taking time off to recover from a skiing injury in which she tore the ACL in her right knee add something

 

On the August 6, 2007, episode of "Raw", Garcia announced her new album entitled "Quiero Vivir" add something

 

The album was released on October 9, 2007 via Universal Music Latino. Garcia co-wrote eleven songs on the album, including three with Jon Secada, who she duets with on "Adonde" add something


2009

In addition to announcing on "Raw" and Raw pay-per-view matches, Garcia would announce on "WWE Superstars" making her first appearance on April 23, 2009 add something

 

During the last week of August 2009, Garcia celebrated ten years with WWE, becoming the organization's first and only "Decade Diva add something

 

Following her departure from WWE in September 2009, García began work on a follow-up album add something

 

On the September 21, 2009, episode of "Raw" from Little Rock, Arkansas , Arkansas, Jerry Lawler announced to the live audience that it was Garcia's final night with WWE. Garcia made an emotional speech in the ring, thanking the fans and all of her colleagues add something

 

On November 6, 2009, Garcia almost got robbed during the New York Yankees's 2009 World Series ticker-tape parade add something

 

Garcia made a special appearance before the Madison Square Garden audience on November 16, 2009, singing The Star-Spangled Banner prior to the evening's "Raw" telecast add something


2010

Garcia filled in for Raw ring announcer Justin Roberts on April 19, 2010, due to being stranded in Europe with other WWE Superstars and crew as a result of the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption add something

 

Garcia attended WWE's SummerSlam Kickoff Party in Hollywood, on August 14, 2010 add something


Lilian Garcia died in 2011 add something

 

Garcia appeared at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards, held on February 13, 2011 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles add something

 

Candice Michelle - In December 2011, Candice along with Torrie Wilson filmed Lilian Garcia's music video "U Drive Me Loca"


2012

Garcia suffered accidents prior to Smackdown tapings in 2012 add something

 

On October 27, 2012, Garcia was struck by a car in Los Angeles add something


2013

On the April 19th 2013 episode of SmackDown she was involved in a segment with Fandango, learning dance steps from Fandango and insulted by him add something


2014

On May 27, 2014, Garcia announced that she and her band, The Fuse will be performing every Saturday night at Club Madrid in The Sunset Station Casino in Henderson, Nevada, right next to Las Vegas add something

 

Her first show was performed on June 14, 2014 add something


2015

In April 2015, Garcia underwent knee surgery, leaving her off television add something


2016

On August 1, 2016, Garcia announced her departure from WWE due to wanting to care for her ailing father, who's currently battling two different unidentified types of cancer add something

 

She made a one night return on December 14, 2016, at WWE Tribute to the Troops where she sang the American national anthem add something

 

On December 25, 2016, Garcia's father passed away from his fight with cancer add something

 

Trish Stratus - On December 6, 2016, Lilian Garcia announced on her podcast that Trish is expecting a baby girl in early 2017


2017

On March 31, 2017, Garcia appeared on CBS daytime game show The Price is Right as a contestant during the show's College Rivals special representing her Alma Mater University of South Carolina add something

 

She appeared on the March 31, 2017 episode of "The Price Is Right" as a contestant, winning fashion accessories and a trip to London, England add something

 

Garcia made a special appearance before the Talking Stick Resort Arena audience in Phoenix Az. on July 4, 2017, singing The Star-Spangled Banner prior to the evening's Smackdown Live telecast add something

 

On July 31, 2017, Garcia debuted her new podcast "Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia" on PodcastOne add something

 

She was the ring announcer for the finals of the Mae Young Classic on September 12, 2017 add something


2018

On January 22, 2018, in the "Raw" 25 Years special episode, Garcia was honored as part of a segment involving women considered legends that contributed to the company's success, including Bella Twins, Maryse, Kelly Kelly, Torrie Wilson, Michelle McCool, Terri Runnels, Maria Kanellis and the Hall of Famers Jacqueline and Trish Stratus add something

 

She announced the first ever Women's Battle Royal in Wrestlemania 34's pre-show on April 8, 2018 add something

 

On October 28, 2018, she announced the first ever WWE Women's Pay Per View WWE Evolution add something


2019

Around End of May of 2019, Lilian Garcia announced on her Chasing Glory podcast that she has joined Newest MMA Promotion called Professional Fighters League, as a ring announcer add something