Madusa is no stranger to wrestling fans. Her matches with Joshi Puroresu legend Bull Nakano are nothing short of iconic. Considered by many to be one of the greatest female wrestlers of all time, Madusa won championships in multiple promotions such as WWE (then WWF) and WCW.
Despite having a legendary in-ring career, the 57-year-old has yet to have a retirement match. The wrestling industry has never been this hotter and the former WWF Women’s Champion strongly feels it could be her best shot at having a retirement match.
The WWE Hall of Famer recently spoke with FITE’s Women’s Wrestling Talk show during which he name dropped several promotions including big leagues WWE and AEW. “I feel that I deserve a retirement match,” she said as she continued:
“I don’t care if it’s three minutes, or if it’s an hour-long, I deserve one. And every federation knows I have it out there. Hello Impact, hello AEW, hello WWE, hello NWA, hello ROH, hello Impact, whatever, right? And so, it’s out there and I would definitely have a retirement match.”
Madusa added that besides choosing her final opponent, she would want the person to carry her in the ring “because I’m not 20.” She went on to say that she’s “much older than Trish and Lita.”
“And what I mean by that, is no disrespect to myself; is that if I were to forget something, and I need someone to take care of my body. Because I’m not 20 I mean, you have to be real, you know, I’m much older than Trish and Lita. You know, I could be both of your mother, you know? Yeah, you’d have to be somebody that would take care of me in the match. And of course, likewise.”
Madusa made her pro wrestling in debut in 1984 and went on to work across major wrestling promotions. She worked her early years with American Wrestling Association (AWA) where she was a one-time AWA World Women’s Champion.
In 1988. she became the first foreign wrestler to sign a contract with All Japan Women’s Pro-Wrestling. Following her stint with AJW, she joined the Ted Turner-owned WCW in 1991; helping Paul E. Dangerously form his Dangerous Alliance faction.
In 1993, she joined the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) under the ring name Alundra Blayze, winning a six-woman tournament for the vacant WWF Women’s Championship. She would go on to win the title two more times before a financial dispute with McMahon led her to resign with the WCW in 1995.
Upon her return to WCW, she took part in an infamous segment wherein she dumped the WWF Women’s Championship inside a trash can. This led her to remain on the company’s blacklist for the next 20 years.
Madusa retired from active in-ring competition in 2001. She joined WWE’s Hall of Fame as “Alundra Blayze” in 2015. During her speech, she retrieved a belt from the trash can brought on to the stage by her inductor, Natalya, saying the title was finally “back home where it belongs.”
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