Former WWF Women’s Champion and WWE Hall of Famer, Alundra Blayze, has been awarded the PWI Stanley Weston Award for Lifetime Achievement in professional wrestling.
The Pro Wrestling Illustrated award is gifted to those judged to have dedicated themselves and their lives to the sport. Moreover, those names who have blazed a trail are specifically considered.
Receiving the award, the legend took to Twitter to express her gratitude for the honour stating:
“It is with great emotion and humbling that my peers chose me with such a prestigious award. It is with great honor to be recognized. It has been an amazing journey in both of my entertainment careers and I’m quite not done yet. As I look back I wouldn’t of been able to be where.”
It is with great emotion and humbling that my peers chose me with such a prestigious award. It is with great honor to be recognized. It has been an amazing journey in both of my entertainment careers and I’m quite not done yet😉 As I look back I wouldn’t of been able to be where https://t.co/torGAMJNBxpic.twitter.com/a5i6XViZ87
— Madusa/AlundraBlayze (@Madusa_rocks) December 18, 2020
Alundra Blayze was a trailblazer for women in professional wrestling, having had the groundwork laid for her by the likes of Sherri Martel and The Fabulous Moolah.
While she will be better remembered for her second stint as Madusa in World Championship Wrestling, binning the WWF Women’s Championship on a live edition of Monday Nitro, her time as Alundra Blayze in the early nineties kept women’s wrestling alive in the promotion.
Reigning as the figurehead of what was a sparse division, Blayze’s enmity against Japanese marvel Bull Nakano helped to bring her to worldwide attention as the pair traded the pink strap back and forth.
Defeating Heidi Lee Morgan in a tournament final to capture the vacant strap on WWF All American Wrestling on December 26, 1993, Blayze dropped the prize to Nakano in shocking fashion one year later on November 10, 1994, at All Japan Women’s Pro Wrestling: Super Women Great War.
The gold would transfer back to the star on the April 3, 1995 Monday Night Raw before being put on Bertha Faye at SummerSlam 1995. Alundra would defeat Faye on the October 23 Raw to recapture the gold before the belt was retired for two years after she made the leap to the opposition.
Inside the Ropes congratulates Alundra Blayze on this momentous achievement.