WWE Hall of Famer Alundra Blayze, a.k.a Madusa, has given Vince McMahon full credit for kickstarting the women’s revolution in pro wrestling.
The three-time WWE Women’s Champion, infamous for throwing the title in a trash can on WCW Nitro, has paid tribute to Vince McMahon following his shock retirement, sending a tweet to credit McMahon with beginning the evolution of WWE’s female talent from Divas into Superstars.
Posting three days after Vince left his executive positions, Alundra Blayze tweeted:
“Thank you @VinceMcMahon for the opportunities with a movement that changed the trajectory for women’s wrestling years to come! Wishing you a bad ass retirement @WWEUniverse [punching emoji, fire emoj]”
Thank you @VinceMcMahon for the opportunities with a movement that changed the trajectory for women’s wrestling years to come!
Wishing you a bad ass retirement
— Madusa/AlundraBlayze (@Madusa_rocks) July 25, 2022
Alundra Blayze hasn’t wrestled since September 2000, bar an appearance in Evolution’s Battle Royal in October 2018. Contested at the 2000 WCW Fall Brawl pay-per-view, she teamed with Billy Kidman in a loss to Shane Douglas and Torrie Wilson.
Outside of her mainstream career, the real-life Debrah Miceli drastically changed how women were perceived in pro wrestling. 1988 saw her the first woman crowned PWI’s Rookie of the Year, while 1989 saw her the first foreigner signed to All Japan Women’s Pro-Wrestling.
She last appeared on WWE programming on this week’s NXT 2.0, revealing that the vacant NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships will be decided next week. The former Madusa was featured on NWA Powerrr the same night, introducing the new NWA Women’s Television Championship in news first broken by PWInsider’s Mike Johnson.