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Sunday, September 05, 2004

Madusa

Madusa is a woman's wrestling international superstar. She is also one of the most accomplished women in professional wrestling.

Madusa was born in Milan, Italy but she was raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her birth name is Debra Miceli. She has a very athletic background in both track and gymnastics.

Madusa had the opportunity to go into wrestling when she was introduced to independent promoter Eddie Sharkey. He became her trainer, when she quit her nursing job, to go into wrestling.

She would wrestle 4 nights a week. Only making $5 a night. With the low wages she was making, she lost her car and her house. She came very close to having to file for bankruptcy.

In 1986 she got signed with the American Wrestling Association (AWA). She soon started establishing herself as a serious wrestler. In 1988 she won her first title. She was also the first woman to win Sports Illustrated Rookie of the Year.

In 1989 Madusa went to Japan to tour with All-Japan woman's league. Her six week tour turned in a 3 year contract. While in Japan, Madusa studied the art of Mauy Thai, and several other forms of martial arts.

When she returned to the states, she spent a year working on the independent circuits. She then signed a contract with WCW. She worked mostly a valet for the "Ravishing" Rick Rude.

After spending a couple of years with WCW, she moved to the WWF. Wrestling under the name Alundra Blayze. She won the WWF woman's title.

She left WWE, and went back to the WCW. In one of her most controversial moments in her career, her first time back to WCW, she threw the WWF woman's title in the trash can on national TV.

Madusa went on to win the WCW Woman's title, as well as being valet for Randy "Macho Man" Savage. She also wrote a column for WCW Magazine.

In 1999 Madusa raced her monster truck "Madusa" for the next 2 years. At this time she is working on writing a book.

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