Deborah Miceli, better known as Alundra Blayze has been added to 2015’s WWE Hall of Fame. Alundra Blayze broke into the pro wrestling industry after learning the ropes from Eddie Sharkley, who taught wrestling greats The Road Warriors, Rick Rude, and Jesse Ventura. Adopting the ring name “Madusa,” Blayze proved her talent in Verne Gagne’s AWA against Hall-of-famers Sensational Sherri, Wendi Richter.
Blayze spent 3 years wrestling and training with All Japan Women’s Pro Wrestling, excelling by incorporating martial arts techniques into her wrestling arsenal. Returning to America in 1991, she joined Paul Heyman’s notorious Dangerous Alliance alongside Rude and Steve Austin against the promotion’s hero ranks. In 1993, Alundra Blayze made the jump to the WWE and won a tournament to capture the WWE Women’s Championship in the same year.
After being released by the WWE, she made an appearance on WCW Monday Nitro and threw the Women’s championship belt straight into the trashcan. The stunt remains one of the most controversial moments of the Monday Night wars between the competing promotions. “Madusa” helped the WCW kick off its own women’s division against Sherri and Nakano and even stepped outside of the women’s division to compete against men to capture the cruiserweight championship at the year’s Starrcade.
Since leaving the ring when WCW closed its doors, Madusa became one of the top drivers behind the wheel of monster trucks. Alundra Blayze not only reigned three times as WWF Women’s Champion, but also took two Monster Jam World Finals Championships. For the first time since 1995, Madusa returns to the WWE promotion for the Hall of Fame induction ceremony on March 28th. She joins “Macho Man: Randy Savage, The Bushwackers, Rikishi, and celebrity inductee Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 2015 class.