Madusa Talks to Sports Illustrated About the WWE NXT Divas, Hugging Vince McMahon, More
– As noted, the annual “Where Are They Now?” issue of Sports Illustrated that is currently out features an in-depth look at WWE, as well as stories on Rikishi, Tito Santana, and Debrah Miceli (also known as Alundra Blayze and Madusa). SI.com has published its story on Miceli, where she talks about crossing paths with Vince McMahon for the first time in 20 years last March for the WWE Hall of Fame.
“We both just held each other and I squeezed him so tight,” Miceli says, who was told by McMahon that she could keep the WWE Women’s Title belt that she infamously trashed on WCW Nitro. “I started getting emotional and kind of crying.”
During their hug, Miceli apologized to McMahon for what she did. Vince told her that she was the kind of performer his company needs today. “I think I almost fainted,” says Miceli.
Miceli noted that she signed a five-year deal with WWE that includes merchandise and personal appearances. She cryptically says, “It could be anything.”
Miceli keeps in touch with a handful of WWE Divas and is a big fan of the NXT Divas. She is optimistic they will shake things up in WWE. “There’s gonna be a great, great change,” Miceli says. “Watch and see what happens. It’s gonna be wonderful.”
In addition to monster truck racing (her contract with Monster Jam expires at the end of the year and she is currently in negotiations for a new deal), Miceli is working on her doctorate in naturopathy and recently spent a month studying in the Bahamas to become a certified yoga instructor. She is also writing a book about her career.
“There’s something more coming,” Miceli says, who hopes her next chapter is her best yet. “I can feel it.”
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