Madusa has recalled some of the more harrowing experiences from her career including behaviour by male stars that could only be described as “sick.”
The WWE Hall of Famer worked with WWE between 1993 and 1995, being positioned as the head of the women’s division. However, the division wasn’t supported as it has been in more recent years and the star was unable to revolutionise women’s wrestling as she had hoped.
WWE’s past has come under the microscope after Vince McMahon was accused of sexual misconduct and reached a settlement with former referee Rita Chatterton who alleged she had been raped by the Executive Chairman.
During an exclusive interview with Nick Hausman for Inside The Ropes, Madusa was asked about her own experiences of dealing with McMahon, and whether she had ever been put in uncomfortable positions during her career.
The veteran explained that while McMahon never did anything to her personally, her principled stance may have cost her bigger contracts financially, noting “There were girls that came in that had a lot less experience than I did in the ring and got a lot more than I did.”
When asked if she had been put into uncomfortable positions, Madua urged fans to read her book, before discussing some of the distressing things she saw behind the scenes. The star said that despite people complaining at the time, nothing ever got done, revealing that she was held back because she spoke up.
“Of course, there’s a lot of things that I will definitely take to my grave. Only because there are some people that are innocent within this that have families, that were babies at the time, that have families, that if I were to speak something now just because of a situation that wasn’t upon me, but that I saw going on between other people which I have voiced that ‘hey, this sh*t’s wrong,’ and nothing did get done because everyone… they didn’t do anything back then.
You could voice your opinion but believe me every time I did say something I got pinged. It’s like I got pinged you know, and I just never got pushed. And there’s reasons for that, because I spoke up. And I didn’t speak up enough. That’s how I feel sometimes. You know, maybe I should just shout it to the clouds.”
Madusa Recalls “Sick” Antics Of WWF Stars
Without naming names Madusa then broke down one incident at a hotel where she encountered a number of naked women in a hallway who had been drugged the night before. The star went on to describe the behaviour during the period as “sick.”
“I remember one day, we were getting ready to go to the bus. And I walked out of my hotel room and there’s a bunch of naked women that are nude, just with cowboy boots on, upside down with their head shaved, eyebrow shaved, because they were all drugged the night before, and who knows what happened, I was so scared. I was so upset. I just remember going to the hotel and I’m like, ‘You got some chicks in the frickin hallway. And this is ridiculous. And this needs to be cleaned up’ or whatever.
I remember getting on the bus and I was fuming. I just looked around on the bus and you just, urgh, you just, you didn’t say anything. You know, I didn’t see who did it, though there’s times I walked down a hallway in the middle of the night, and you just saw a lot of training going on. It’s sick. sick, sick. sick. There’s people that we all know, that people think that these guys are heroes.”
Madusa added that there were “worse” situations that she had heard about, commenting that people are still “scared sh*tless to come forward.”
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