Alundra Blayze has spoken out about the impact fellow WWE Hall of Famer Wendi Richter has had on the wrestling world.
This past Friday, Blayze took to her Instagram page to discuss the influence Wendi Richter has had on her career. Also known as Madusa, Blayze feels as though Richter has not been getting the credit she deserves.
“One of the women I looked up to that paved the way for me. [She] did so much to change wrestling for the better. So underrated, not enough credit, under mentioned, the awesome Wendi Richter.” she said.
“Did you know that she was the first woman to be in Pro Wrestling cartoons? To pack a house at a Wrestlemania and draw equivalent to Hulk Hogan? Who was managed by the infamous Cyndi Lauper, which I absolutely freaking adore her music and her style. Just saying. Also to be a part of Rock’n Wrestling.” she continued.
Blayze is right. Richter was a trailblazer for women in the WWE and was one of the organization’s most popular superstars, man or woman, during the 1980’s. A former two-time WWE Women’s Championship who notably competed in the semi-main event of the first ever Wrestlemania against Leilani Kai. Richter’s popularity during her prime was like no other female performer before her.
In 2010, Richter was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. She also appeared alongside Cyndi Lauper on an episode of RAW back in 2012. With the recent “Women’s Revolution” movement in the WWE and an increased fan interest and importance put on female performers, it would be great to see the WWE put more emphasis and shine on women like Richter who paved the way during the 1980’s.
Wrestling fans, do you agree with Blayze? Is Wendi Richter not getting the credit she deserves for her contributions to the business? Let us know in the comments section below.