Alundra Blayze joins WWE Hall of Fame class of 2015

 
 

WWE announced that 51 year old Debrah Miceli, the artist formerly known as Madusa and Alundra Blayze, will be the fifth inductee in the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2015.

Miceli’s wrestling career started in 1984 and in 1986 she made her debut in the AWA – American Wrestling Association – feuding with another WWE Hall of Famer, Sherri Martel. After a few years at the AWA, she moved to All Japan Women’s Pro Wrestling and then in 1991 she made her WCW debut aligning with Paul Heyman and his Dangerous Alliance under the name of Madusa.

In 1993 she moved to WWE and the company revived the Women’s title which had been vacant for a couple of years. She won the title under the name of Alundra Blayze in December of that year and went on to feud with Bull Nakano and Bertha Faye before she was released from her contract in 1995.

That same month she was released, Madusa returned to WCW on Nitro and caused one of the biggest controversies of the Monday Night War. On the December 18, 1995, edition of Nitro, Madusa showed up on Nitro with the WWE title and threw the belt in a trash can. The whole deal was orchestrated by Eric Bischoff, who had to push Madusa to dump the title on live television, an act which she later said she regretted.

After spending two years away from the company, Madusa returned to the ring in 1999 as part of Macho Man’s Team Madness and a year later took on another job as an instructor at WCW’s Power Plant training up and coming women wrestlers.

When she retired from professional wrestling in the beginning of 2001, Miceli concentrated on her monster truck career, driving her own truck which is named Madusa. She is now an Executive Vice President of the Major League of Monster Trucks and still drives the trucks.

During her wrestling career, Miceli won the WWE Women’s title three times, and the WCW Cruiserweight title as well as well as the AWA Women’s title once and the IWA Women’s title at All Japan twice.

Miceli inducted the Fabulous Moolah in the WWE Hall of Fame back in 1995 and now she becomes the eighth female wrestler in the Hall of Fame joining Moolah, Sensational Sherri, Mae Young, Wendi Richter, Sunny, Trish Stratus, and Lita.

She will be going in under the name of Alundra Blayze as WWE does not hold the rights of the Madusa name.