WWE Hall Of Famer Madusa was recently interviewed on TheA2theK Wrestling Show to talk about her new book, “The Woman Who Would Be King.”
“A fabulous title I have to say. I mean, I was the queen of carnage and Monster Trucks for 20 years. So I mean, hey, a woman is the king of her castle, right? So yeah, why not? The book has been in the making for over 30 something years and it's something I've wanted to do. But you know, you ever get that feeling that timing is everything? Timing is absolutely everything. I probably wanted to publish my book about three or four different times, and it just wasn't the correct time. So I'm like, Okay, I got more to add, I got more to add, I've got more to add. Finally, I just said, now's the time. So I got a hold of my dear friend Paul Heyman. We've been friends for over 35 years since day one in AWA, and he wrote the foreword to my book.”
“My book is not a book that throws people under the bus. It's a book about motivation, perseverance, it's a book of a woman that in her time, she overcame these tragedies to triumph in two very strong male dominated entertainment sports and the connection between those two companies. You guys are going to absolutely sh*t yourself when you read this book.”
Madusa was asked how serious was Vince McMahon in reviving the women’s division when he brought her into WWE in 1993:
"Vince was very serious at that moment because it stayed dormant for a while, so he wanted to revive women's wrestling. At that point, he wanted a woman that could wrestle that would change the game. He basically told me he wanted somebody very athletic that looked, you know, athletic and was athletic, and could carry her own and the company itself.”
“So if it wasn't for Greg Valentine calling Pat Patterson and saying, 'Hey, Pat, I got a girl. She's on the independent scene. I've seen her. You've gotta check her out. She's freaking phenomenal. She just came back from Japan and she's ready to kick some ass. She'll blow 60% of the guys' matches out of the water.' Patterson, he's like, 'Okay, you think she's all that? Okay, let's check her out.' So sure enough, they did their diligence and we spoke on the phone. They flew me out, and then it was a perfect marriage.”
"You know, Vince was always good to me. Vince was never that person that you have heard lately of, you know, misogynist acts or lascivious ways or anything like that. He was a man that told me that I was there to uphold, and you know, carry the women's division and be the face. So that's what I believed in, that's what I did, and I was holy hell on wheels.”
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