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Madusa Reveals Touching Story Behind Her First Paycheque In Wrestling


Madusa has discussed the heartwarming story of what she did with their first real paycheque in wrestling after working for nothing for 3 years.

Madusa – also known as former WWF Women’s Champion Alundra Blayze – had worked for promoter Ed Sharkey in the early days of her wrestling career for absolutely nothing.

So when she got the chance to work at the Cow Palace against Sherri Martel, it was the first time Madusa got to make real money in the wrestling business – eight hundred dollars for a night’s work in 1987.

Madusa joined fellow WWE Hall Of Famers Gerald Brisco and JBL on Stories With Brisco and Bradshaw to discuss the moving story of what she did with her money:

“I remember when I got my first paycheque guys, it was eight hundred dollars when I wrestled at the Cow Palace against Sherri. Eight hundred dollars back then – I was living the dream.”

“I was so in debt guys, there’s huge backstories up and to this point, I lost everything the first time around. I was like oh my God ok, I couldn’t even eat. I would always go to the cemetery and try to visit my family and there were three markers there and I could never find them. So with that first eight hundred dollar cheque I bought headstones for the gravesites and that’s what I did with it.”

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