Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2023/03/11/madusa-says-a-retirement-match-with-charlotte-flair-would-be-phenomenal-talks-relationship-with-vince-mcmahon/
Debrah “Madusa” Miceli says that a retirement match would be “wonderful” and named several dream opponents.
The 59-year-old, known as Alundra Blayze during her WWE run, made the comments in an interview with TV Insider.
Miceli is currently promoting her forthcoming book ‘The Woman Who Would Be King: The MADUSA Story’ written with Greg Oliver and published by ECW Press.
When asked about a final match, she commented:
I would love to have a retirement match. I’m not dissing any era, but there are other eras before the Attitude Era. There is still a woman under WWE legend’s contract that they can do something with. But they chose not to.
A retirement match would be wonderful. We see Trish Stratus and Lita all the time. I think those girls are great. But that’s all we see. I’m not sick of them. I’m just sick of seeing just them. I have high respect for those two women. But damn it, if it was them at 60, they would be pounding the pavement just as hard as I am.
On a potential opponent, she added:
It would have to be somebody I can have a great match with. That if I bump my head and forgot something they can carry the match. Anything can happen. It could be a Nattie, Beth Phoenix, a Rhea Ripley. Everyone wants to see Charlotte Flair and Madusa. I still think that would be phenomenal.
Elsewhere in the interview, she talked about turning down a return to WWE in 1998 because of its depiction of women wrestlers at the time, as well as refusing a Playboy photoshoot:
As things carried through and the opportunities that came up, the quick fixes of the money I could have made by posing for Playboy and getting that six-digit income and what it could have done for me instead of being dirt poor. It was a choice of keeping my integrity intact and keeping who I was and what I believed in. It’s a very hard decision because you have a choice of feeding your family or finding another route. And those are the routes I chose, and it was difficult.
She opened up further about her view of the Attitude Era:
It would never fly today. We are in a different world and culture and upbringing. I’m not defending that era or the people though but we are a product of our environment. It’s about decision-making and choosing. We all have a choice. Knowing how to make a decision. I made those choices because I knew what was right and wrong and what was right for me. At that time that is what they chose.
She also spoke about her personal relationship with Vince McMahon and her departure from his company:
I was always a Vince girl, meaning I was a company girl. Meaning I was the one he could count on as far as showing up, being on time, and having badass matches…At the same time, I remember getting ready to go to a gig for WWE and getting a knock at the door and getting a FedEx delivered saying you’re not needed anymore. Vince never tried any lascivious acts toward me at all. He was always good to me, but my departure sucked ass because I was the chosen one, and feel that any company that chooses you to be a champion is a reflection of how they feel about you. It was an honor to be the champion.