Madusa Wants To See More Female Wrestling Agents And Writers: ‘We Still Need A Lot Of Growing’
Madusa says women’s wrestling has come a long way… but there’s still a long way to go.
WWE Hall of Famer Madusa was the latest guest on the most recent episode of FITE TV’s ‘Women’s Wrestling Talk’ to discuss the state of women’s wrestling and what could be done to improve, such as WWE and AEW hiring more women’s writers and agents.
“We still need a lot of growing. I’m glad to see that we have some women writers with WWE. That’s good. I don’t know if we have any women agents. When I was over there last I didn’t see any. Maybe one. AEW, there’s no women agents when I was over there. But women in general the wrestling ability has really like hit the roof…like it’s really good. Like, today’s women’s wrestling is what I was doing back then. And I was so ahead of my time and it’s so good to see it 30 years later.”
Madusa would then delve into discussing how fans will give credit to those who paved the way and opened up more opportunities for women. More often than not, fans will give Trish Stratus and Lita more credit for starting the women’s revolution, but she’d like to see others given credit for their efforts as well.
“And it seems like attitude forward is what they do with the girls. They always pick, this is nothing against Trish or Lita, let’s get this straight. But it seems like that they always pick those two and move forward and run with it. When there are women before the Attitude Era that made that happen, right? I mean, you have a Wendi Richter, you have a Leilani Kai, you have The Jumping Bomb Angels, you have dah dah dah, dah, dah, right down the line that are still alive that you know. If it wasn’t for Wendi Richter, even before me, none of this would be happening because she stood her ground. She was the first one to stand her ground and said screw you and left. Left because she was rock and roll wrestling with the whole Cyndi Lauper and she was as big as Hogan. And I mean, Hogan was getting paid, and I love Hogan. This is just talking business.”
Wendi Richter spoke with WrestleZone about why she left the then-WWF over a pay dispute and why she “never looked back.” Read her comments about wanting equal opportunities as a wrestler, and listen to our full interview at this link.