Professional wrestling legend and WWE Hall of Famer Alundra Blayze aka Madusa who is a three times former WWE Women’s Champion recently looked back at her release from WWE back in 1995 and talked about it.
Alundra Blayze started her professional wrestling career in the American Wrestling Association, at a very young age of 22. American Wrestling Association aka AWA was one of the major promotions in professional wrestling back then. She walked in the AWA for three years and went to Japan to work for the next two years. In 1991 she joined WCW and worked for two years.
Alundra Blayze Remembers Her WWE Release In 1995
In 1993 she came to WWE for the first time in her career and she has been portrayed as the face of the women’s division of WWE. In her two year time period WWE, she won the WWE Women’s Championship three times in total. She left WWE in a very controversial way.
In 1995 she joined WCW while holding the WWE Women’s Championship. She burnt the WWE Women’s Championship on WCW television. It was extremely controversial and huge setback for WWE.
She spent the rest of her professional wrestling career along with WCW. She worked in the promotion till the death of it and retired from Professional wrestling after that. In WCW she was famously known as Madusa. In 2015 she was inducted into the Hall Of Fame of WWE.
In spite of being an extremely talented wrestler, she will always be remembered for the controversial moment of her career of burning the WWE Women’s Championship on WCW television.
Alundra Blayze aka Madusa who is a three times former WWE Women’s Champion recently spoke to TheA2theK Wrestling Show where she looked back at her release from WWE back in 1995 and talked about it. She said;
“So when that went sour, Vince was — I was always a Vince girl as far as business. And I knew it wasn’t deliberate. I knew it wasn’t deliberate. I was getting ready to go to the town, getting my bags packed, getting ready to leave and FedEx came to my door and handed me a FedEx. And I — thank God I opened it.
“I opened it and it was a letter. And I’m like, ‘Okay, dear Debrah, we will no longer be needing your services in the WWF. I was like, ‘What? What the hell? This is a rib, right? This is a joke.’ Nope, called the office and that’s what it was, [they] just let me go. I was still their champion.”
“He wasn’t thinking right because even back then, Vince would never let their Champion go. He wasn’t in his right mind. And when I say that, it’s because I knew it wasn’t hurtful or deliberate. I think he was grasping saying, ‘How do we do this? How do we save money? What do we got to do, we got to do it quick.’ And boom, he did it.
“He was going through the steroid scandal then, which was huge. He’s going through the IRS scandal, and all the you know, personal crap and you know, affair s**t. And that, you know, they needed to downsize because their door is almost closed right then. And he didn’t know what to do, so he just got rid of the women.”
Quotes via 411 Mania