Alundra Blayze, also known as Madusa, believes the evolution of women’s wrestling in WWE is still a work in progress.
The WWE Hall of Famer was a recent guest on The Angle Podcast to discuss a wide variety of subjects. In one highlight, she looked back on WWE’s all-women’s premium live event, Evolution, and what it would take for WWE to continue programming like that in the future.
“Speaking of Evolution, I thought it was great,” Blayze said. “I thought it was a great pay-per-view put together showcasing what women could do. It was remarkable. It was sure as hell big and expensive because you had all that talent there. But people would say, ‘Well, what difference is that with all the guys?’ So I feel that if WWE were going to continue to do that, I feel that the women would need their own network, their own channel. If they have RAW and they have SmackDown, maybe they need, whatever, a women’s channel, if that’s where they’re going. But we gotta ask ourselves too; the women are still evolving.
“We are working for a company, and we’re on a team, basically, so we’re only as good as our team. Meaning I’m only as good as the work I put in with myself. I’m only as good as the marketing team that markets need. I’m only as good as the guys who put up the ring because if the ropes fall through, then my match looks like crap. I’m only as good as the guy that makes my outfit and the seamstress because if that stuff comes undone, I’m done. Then I’m only as good as the writers. It’s a combination of everything for the women.
Blayze went on to describe how she wants to see more storylines for the women’s division, and she brought up The Bloodline as an example.
“I would like to see more storylines. I love when they get Bayley going and they’re trying to work stuff with Becky. It’s really good to see that,” Blayze said. “But I don’t want to see the redundant [stuff]. I think there needs to be more and more and more. There’s always the heavy hitters that are gonna have that wonderful, great storyline, kinda like The Bloodline. They need that for the women. You have your mains and your semis. But we gotta ask ourselves, could the women carry a whole RAW show and a whole SmackDown by themselves? Without any disrespect, I don’t think that it’s there yet.
“I think it’s still a work in progress. I truly believe that I think there could be bigger and wider range of time for the storylines for the women. But if we have a show on RAW and we have a show on SmackDown, maybe they can start testing it and make it more half and half. That way, everyone can start getting some more time. Make it more half-and-half, or maybe start making SmackDown more of a women’s show. Maybe it’s gonna be a half to start off with. Nothing but women. Wouldn’t that be different?”
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