Former WWE ring announcer Lilian Garcia left WWE a few weeks back in order to take care of her father who is ill. She said that being in WWE was no longer an option.
Garcia appeared on "The Tomorrow Show with Keven Undergaro" on spoke on several topics about WWE, including her time in WWE and her dad. Garcia said that her dad feels bad for Lilian leaving the company in order to care for him, but she said that she wanted to be with him.
"Being at WWE is no longer an option," Garcia said. "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 years. 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."
She said that even though she left the company, she showed a lot of love and appreciation for WWE and management which had supported her throughout her ordeal. She also said that she would not rule out a return for a special occasion. Garcia had been one of the longest lasting active on-screen performers prior to her leaving WWE.
“I have a love and a passion for WWE," Garcia said. "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.”