She’s earned it. The Women’s Revolution has brought WWE an incredibly long way in the last few years, but there were several women who came before this generation to help pave the way. That generation had quite the rough path to take as American women’s wrestling meant absolutely nothing in their day. Things have gotten a lot better since then, but the previous generation deserves some praise of their own. That was the case this week.
The WWE (then WWF) Women’s Title has a strange history, as Fabulous Moolah held the title for the better part of three decades but the title was little more than a sideshow attraction. That was the case for several years to come, until the title went into hibernation in the early 90s. Alundra Blayze helped reignite things a bit, but then she went to WCW and dropped the title in the trash on live television. That did not go well for her, but she had done so much for women’s wrestling that it was eventually forgiven. Now the better times are being remembered.
Pro Wrestling Illustrated has announced that Madusa has been awarded the PWI Stanley Weston Lifetime Achievement Award for 2020. The award was given twenty five years to the day that Madusa dropped the WWF Women’s Title into the trash on Monday Nitro. Madusa becomes the second woman to win the award (along with the Fabulous Moolah) and the second person to win both the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Rookie of the Year Award (along with Steve Austin).
25 years ago today, @Madusa_rocks shocked the world by appearing on WCW Nitro and … well, you know. Today, she joins birthday boy @steveaustinBSR as part of the elite group who have won PWI's Rookie of the Year and Stanley Weston Lifetime Achievement Awards. pic.twitter.com/1FCNUW7obk
— PWI (@OfficialPWI) December 18, 2020
She was a big deal. Check out some of Madusa’s lifetime achievements:
Opinion: Oh I’d say she’s earned it. Madusa is one of the true pioneers of modern women’s wrestling and while yes the trash deal was a bit much, it was certainly memorable and showed what kind of an attitude she can have. You don’t get to see many people like that in wrestling and it is great to see her getting this kind of recognition. She is one of the best of all time and deserves all of the accolades.
What do you think of Madusa? What is her crowning achievement? Let us know in the comments below.
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