In a recent interview, WWE Hall of Famer Madusa spoke about the current state of women’s wrestling. She detailed about the significance of each era, leading to its current glory.
The aforementioned interview was with The Wrestling Inc. Daily. She appeared there to promote the upcoming documentary The Flying Greek. During the interview, she spoke about the evolution in women’s wrestling.
“I think it’s spectacular. It circles back to what I was saying, we are where we are at because everybody before that did their job. Every era is an evolution, every era is a revolution, you know? Every era is a learning situation. Either you liked it or you didn’t, it was good or it wasn’t. But it brought us to this point and it’s still going to elevate, and it needs to. It needs to elevate or change or the product is just going to stink.”
Madusa then highlighted the fact that female legends are not often brought back for runs in wrestling. She pointed out how men occasionally get comebacks into the business, regardless of their age. The same opportunity should be explored with females, in her opinion.
“Here’s my theory on that. We have men in their 60s out there, signing contracts, still making money, making debuts once every quarter. Why can’t a legend woman? We haven’t changed. Here’s the criteria, every guy, or man, not every, but men would like to say, ‘women’s wrestling is better, it’s gotten better, they’re getting paid, they’re just as equal now, there’s intergender wrestling,’ No. It’s still not, it still hasn’t changed. You’ve got one or two women making a million dollars and the rest aren’t. When you’ve got hands and hands and handfuls of men making it.”
Madusa point out that society has stereotyped that women of a certain age are simply ugly and useless. This mentality should change, even in wrestling. Women in their 60s cannot sign contracts and make money like their male counterparts.
“When we get a certain age, women all of a sudden just became ugly. Men, bless their heart, they seem to get better looking, right? That’s what society says. But women, people feel that when women get older, they don’t need to be seen. We’re getting older, we don’t look good, whatever the case is. So we don’t belong. This is a younger sport; this is a younger person’s job. That’s the mentality. Except for, it’s okay for men to still have the legends work, so our system is still busted.”
Madusa spoke about some important topics in the interview. She believes that every era in women wrestling, all the ups and downs are crucial. She thinks that women legends should be allowed to make comebacks regardless of their age. She wants the WWE Universe, and society as a whole, to break their stereotypes about females.
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