• “This is nothing against Trish or Lita” – WWE Hall Of Famer On Not Getting Recognized For Paving The Way For Women
During an appearance on Women’s Wrestling Talk podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Alundra Blayze (Madusa) talked about WWE ignoring the majority of female wrestlers before the Attitude Era, who helped pave the way for women.
Here’s what she said:
“It seems like Attitude (Era) 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.
She left because she was Rock ‘n’ Roll wrestling with the whole Cyndi Lauper, and she was as big as (Hulk) Hogan. And I mean, Hogan was getting paid, and I love Hogan. This is just talking business.”
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• Old School WWF Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Veteran The Berzerker (Real name: John Nord) celebrates his 62nd birthday today.
After making a name for himself in Verne Gagne’s AWA and Fritz Von Erich’s WCCW as “Nord The Barbarian” (and later as “Yukon John”), John joined Vince McMahon’s WWF in 1991 as “The Viking”, but was soon renamed “The Berzerker”.
The Berzerker stayed with the World Wrestling Federation till 1993, then went to Japan, before he joined Ted Turner’s WCW in 1997 under his real name.
The most memorable moment of his WWF career by far was when he tried to attack and kill (kayfabe wise) The Undertaker with a sword.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BERZERKER!