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Lilian Garcia is a history maker and barrier breaker who has solidified her name in sports, entertainment, wellness and mainstream media. This Spanish beauty is a multi-talented singer/songwriter, television personality & producer, 15-year WWE Host and NEW In-Cage Announcer for the Professional Fighters League (PFL) on ESPN. Lilian gives you an all-access pass to human interest stories with your favorite athletes, wellness experts, and entertainers. “Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia”​ dives deep into how they got to where they are today, and the real- life challenges in making their dreams come true. Simply put, when you look up a “star” on Wikipedia, you only see the accomplishments, “Chasing Glory” shows what it took to earn them! It’s about to get Real, Raw & Inspiring every week on “Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia”.

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    • 4.9, 1.6K Ratings

Lilian Garcia is a history maker and barrier breaker who has solidified her name in sports, entertainment, wellness and mainstream media. This Spanish beauty is a multi-talented singer/songwriter, television personality & producer, 15-year WWE Host and NEW In-Cage Announcer for the Professional Fighters League (PFL) on ESPN. Lilian gives you an all-access pass to human interest stories with your favorite athletes, wellness experts, and entertainers. “Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia”​ dives deep into how they got to where they are today, and the real- life challenges in making their dreams come true. Simply put, when you look up a “star” on Wikipedia, you only see the accomplishments, “Chasing Glory” shows what it took to earn them! It’s about to get Real, Raw & Inspiring every week on “Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia”.

    JTG Speaks on Shad Gaspard’s Tragic Passing & Honors His Memory

    JTG Speaks on Shad Gaspard’s Tragic Passing & Honors His Memory

    This is a very special episode of Chasing Glory, which pays tribute to the late, Shad Gaspard by his closet friend, tag team partner and brother, Jayson Anthony Paul aka JTG. JTG opens up recalling the tragic events of Shad’s death and how he is dealing with it. He goes on to speak about his relationship with Shad and the bond they created over many years including their run as a professional wrestling tag team in WWE and beyond. JTG addresses the rumor of himself and Shad being resigned by WWE and whether he will ever wrestle again in light of Shad’s passing. He goes on to talk about his own life journey including being raised by a single mom, lessons learned being signed to the business at just 21 years old, experiences in and out of the ring and what he has been up to since Cryme Tyme was released from the WWE. All this and so much more as JTG honors Shad and his life in this very real, raw and inspiring conversation with Lilian Garcia and the positive impact this man left on the world. Shad’s memory will live on through his family; his father, Ben, his sister, Tamara, his wife, Siliana, his son Aryeh, and his friends.

    You can watch the video episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X4ZqJqGzEY&feature=youtu.be

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Melina Gets Personal About Surviving Depression and a Failed Suicide Attempt to Living a Purposeful Life Today

    Melina Gets Personal About Surviving Depression and a Failed Suicide Attempt to Living a Purposeful Life Today

    This week on “Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia,” we are Running It Back on a Chasing Glory podcast classic, but Never-Before-Seen video episode in support of Mental Health Awareness month.

    WATCH the full video episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMq9DpaD30M&feature=youtu.be

    Lilian Garcia sits down with Melina Perez who made history as the first women to be a multiple-time champion with both WWE Women’s and Divas titles. Melina gets personal with Lilian about her own insecurities and SHOCKINGLY reveals about being a victim of multiple sexual assaults and going through severe depression. She also opens up about how she struggled with suicidal thoughts and an attempt that went wrong, and how she coped and rose above it all. Melina also speaks about the recent death of Ashley Massaro and what being a part of the Squared Circle Sisters has meant to her. Melina then goes on to speak about what she has been up to since leaving the WWE back in 2011. She gives her opinions of what it’s like to be part of the indy wrestling boom as well as being a mentor in the locker room and gives her thoughts on the current women’s divisions. She speaks about if she’s satisfied with her legacy in wrestling and if she plans on retiring anytime soon. All this and so much more as it’s about to get real, raw, and inspiring with Melina.

    ⭐️⭐️THE VAULT IS OPEN, Lilian's Patreon Page is Live⭐️⭐️
    Join the community and access Never-Before-Seen BTS footage of CG guests, Lilian's own journey and more at: www.patreon.com/liliangarcia

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Otis Wins WWE MITB, Mandy Rose Moment, Being Bullied, & Netflix Role in The Main Event

    Otis Wins WWE MITB, Mandy Rose Moment, Being Bullied, & Netflix Role in The Main Event

    This week on “Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia,” Lilian sits down with WWE Superstar, Otis. In his Chasing Glory DEBUT, find out the mindset of Otis recorded days before his HISTORIC Money In The Bank victory at WWE Headquarters. Otis talks all about what it’s like growing up in Wisconsin with a very strict upbringing. Unfortunately, he was bullied at a young age and also suffers from dyslexia but he shares all about overcoming those obstacles. He wasn’t without his struggles as an adult and speaks about the untimely death of his sister and how it affected him and his family. The experiences had led him to have a strong relationship with Jesus and a strong support system in the locker room. Otis shares how he got involved in amateur wrestling after thinking it was a pro wrestling school. He set his goals on being in the Olympics and was even mentored by Gold Medalist in Greco-Roman, Rulon Gardner who he considered family. Otis discusses what he’s learned from NOT making it on the Olympic team and why it’s important to create a vision as opposed to setting a goal. Find out how he met Gerald Brisco years before signing with the WWE and why he will always be a “Brisco Boy.” Being a WWE Superstar is a dream come true for Otis since he was such a huge fan, to the point where he tells the story about doing THE WORM at a school dance. It’s come full circle since one of his trainers was Scotty 2 Hotty who gave Otis his blessing to continue the move that is now known as The Caterpillar. Otis always talks about wrestling at the most unique environment of Wrestlemania 36 as well as what it was like to be in the Netflix film, The Main Event. All this and much more. It’s about to get real, raw, and inspiring with Otis.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Keith Lee Run in w/ Brock Lesnar, WWE Legend Mick Foley On Screen Surprise, Netflix “The Main Event"

    Keith Lee Run in w/ Brock Lesnar, WWE Legend Mick Foley On Screen Surprise, Netflix “The Main Event"

    This week on “Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia,” Lilian sits down with the NXT North American Champion, Keith Lee. In a RARE interview, Keith speaks about being an outstanding collegiate football player and why he gave it up to pursue pro wrestling full time. However, he didn’t always get the support from his parents which resulted him being homeless and discusses the STRAIN that was put on the relationship with his father as well as their current status. With over a decade in the business, Keith talks about being an extra on WWE programming and gives an exclusive play by play of getting beat up by Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon, and Triple H. Keith was part of the first tryouts at the WWE Performance Center and has received many “no’s” throughout his journey but find out which WWE Hall of Famers gave him encouraging advice to keep pursuing the dream. Find out which match changed the projection of Keith’s career and answers the question of how he’s able to be so athletic for a guy his size. He also discusses which current member of the WWE roster serves as a mentor to him as well which WWE legend inspired him to become a pro wrestler. Keith gets romantic and speaks about how he met his girlfriend NXT Superstar Mia Yim and how they became involved in each other’s lives. In addition, Keith gets a HUGE surprise when a WWE Hall of Famer and multiple time World Champion CRASHES the interview where they reminisce about working an indy show over a decade ago. And of course, Keith talks about being the “Smooth Operator” on the Netflix film, “The Main Event”. All this and so much more. It’s about to get real, raw, and inspiring with Keith Lee.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Heath Slater l WWE Release, Opens Up About His Dad & Reveals the Meaning Behind XXII Tattoo

    Heath Slater l WWE Release, Opens Up About His Dad & Reveals the Meaning Behind XXII Tattoo

    This week on “Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia,” Lilian sits down with former WWE Tag Team Champion, Heath Slater. Just days after his unforeseen WWE release, Heath speaks out about his current situation and how he’s staying POSITIVE and OPTIMISTIC toward his future. He talks about how he is THANKFUL for his 14 years in the WWE but also being burnt out at the WWE. Heath talks if he’s motivated by the success of his fellow 3MB members, Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre as well as why he’s always wanted to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship. Heath gets personal as he opens up about growing up with a single mother on welfare and how not having his father in his life has molded him into the person that he has become. He talks about ALMOST meeting his father when he confused him for a former WWE/WCW wrestler and if he’s had the need to reach out to his father or his half-sister. Heath shares how he is looking forward to where he sees himself in a few years and just how MOTIVATED he is after getting his release. All this and so much more including a CHASING GLORY EXCLUSIVE on why the number 22 is extremely important in his life. It’s about to get real, raw, and inspiring with Heath Slater.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    WWE Champion Drew McIntyre on WrestleMania 36, In Ring with Brock Lesnar & Advice from Undertaker

    WWE Champion Drew McIntyre on WrestleMania 36, In Ring with Brock Lesnar & Advice from Undertaker

    This week on “Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia,” Lilian welcomes BACK to the show, WWE Champion, Drew McIntyre. But first, Lilian pays tribute to her friend and mentor, the late, great, WWE Hall of Famer Howard Finkel. Lilian shares some emotional moments she’s had with the legend and shares some heartwarming stories about The Fink from when she first started in the WWE. She also discusses the unfortunate swarm of WWE releases and how they can turn a negative into a positive. Fresh off his historic win at WrestleMania 35, Drew discusses his unique victory over Brock Lesnar and how it felt to watch himself become the 52nd WWE Champion. He talks about what he’s learned during this pandemic and how he stays positive during this time. Drew reiterates how his 2014 release was a blessing and how hard he worked to gain the confidence of the company. He speaks about the tragic passing of his mother nearly 10 years ago and how much his wife has filled that support while still keeping him grounded. Drew shares about being in Scotland filming footage while the mandate was coming down to start quarantining at home and shares how much travelling he did during that period. Drew ALSO talks about the importance not settling for a spot he wasn’t happy with as well as the wise words he received from both Kane and The Undertaker. All this and much more. So, Get Fired Up as its about to get Real, Raw, and Inspiring with Drew McIntyre.

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

thedruallen ,

The Melina Episode Helped Me

Time and time again, Lilian Garcia has delivered hard hitting podcast tinted views with meaning. Everything feels so natural, and raw. Seeing this has helped me, as so many episodes have. Especially Melina’s episode. Life has been a whirlwind for me. Dealing with a narcissistic mother, and depression myself. Then came my independent wrestling career. When I was 16 years old, my mother was arrested for drug use and went to jail for some time. This came at the hardest point in my life. I was so lost. Recently coming out to my peers and facing rejection, my father rejecting me as well, whom I never really had a relationship with. I felt so lost, and then I was flushed into the foster care system. And these interviews helped me during the time. And, it helped a lot. Seeing I attempted to take my life as well. Today, I am proud to say I have regained my relationship with my father, am trying to do so with my mother, and more. My independent career as a ring announcer has flourished, and Lilian continues to deliver these amazing interviews. Thank You so much, because without such content, I do not believe I could be as inspired to chase my dream and goals. Thank You so much Lilian, and God Bless.

matthew grasso ,

Melina gets Personal

Hi Lilian hey baby how are you this is your husband Matthew Grasso are you from Lexington Massachusetts I want to tell you Lilian what Chasing glory please means to me to get to know her superstars and tells you have on her show to get to know each and everyone of those superstars that you have on your podcast right I am reaching out to you as your husband. I have so much respect for Melina Perez . I have one little message for Melina hi Melina I want to ask you would you be interested the replacement for Becky Lynch on Monday night raw next week

ECQ92 ,

Thank you for inspiring me.

I want to start off by saying that I started watching WWE when I was 7 in 1999 (which was when you debuted, Lilian! I know you’ve talked about how you weren’t that great at announcing when you started, but I have no memories of that time. I only remember how amazing you were at it and how incredible it was to hear you sing the National Anthem every time I got to go to Raw at Madison Square Garden!

I want to personally thank you for all of the hard work you put into this podcast. Not only is it inspiring to hear the most fascinating stories, but you’re also very inspirational to me as well. I am an aspiring journalist who aspires to interview individuals on their incredible stories the way you do. The way you form your questions are very smart. You’re able to really inspire your guests to open up when they probably wouldn’t otherwise. They feel safe opening up to you and that’s what it’s about. That’s what I aspire to be.

Thank you for giving us such amazing content during these crazy times, and thank you for all the amazing memories growing up as a WWE fan (and still a lifelong fan!). You’re awesome, and don’t your ever forget that!

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