The Woman Who Would Be King: The Madusa Story

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ECW Press
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9.24 X 6.39 X 0.93 inches | 1.26 pounds

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About the Author

Debrah Miceli is the WWE Hall of Famer Alundra Blayze and the two-time Monster Jam World champion Madusa. She continues to be active as a producer of the NWA wrestling, a motivational speaker and an author. Miceli continues to tour on many platforms. For more information go to She lives in Florida with her husband.

Greg Oliver is the author of 17 books and the producer of He is the 2020 recipient of the James C. Melby Historian Award for his contributions to pro wrestling history. He lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his wife and son.

"It's been my distinct pleasure to work shoulder to shoulder with Madusa in the upside-down world of professional wrestling, where her reputation as a highly respected and no-nonsense individual couldn't be more apt! Like the legend goes, God only made one of Ms. Miceli, and her life's journey as expressed in this book is testament as to why." -- Billy Corgan, The Smashing Pumpkins
"I have worked with Madusa directly for over 30 years, in both the wrestling and monster truck worlds. I have never met anyone as confident and resilient as her. She is one of the most driven and tough people I have ever met in these two male-dominated sports. It was not an easy road to success, but she made it to the top." -- Michael Weber, Chief Operating Officer, FITE
"Madusa's book is captivating; I finished it in just two sittings. Much more than a wrestling memoir, it's an in-depth and very personal journey into the life of a woman who blazed trails, who was knocked down repeatedly and got back up each time stronger and more determined. I give The Woman Who Would Be King my highest recommendation." -- Mick Foley, champion wrestler and author
"I have witnessed Madusa's journey like no one else has. I've fought Alundra Blayze like no one else has. I know Debrah the way no one else does. I am so proud to be able to call her my friend." -- Keiko "Bull" Nakano, former WWE Women's Champion
"I have been waiting for Madusa to write this book for a long time. She has a story to share, a story that must be shared not only with wrestling fans but with the whole world. She came to Japan with two suitcases. Lived, learned, and conquered. And now you'll know the rest of the story." -- Fumi Saito, author, sociologist, wrestling historian
"The word 'trailblazer' gets thrown around a lot, but Debrah Miceli struck the match long ago. She blazed a trail in two different male-dominated professions and lit the way for others to follow. I've been a lifelong fan of her many personas and am fortunate to know the amazing woman herself. Deb's story is one of strength through struggle, with the courage to kick down obstacles in the path of her goals. The Woman Who Would Be King: The Madusa Story is a riveting and powerful account of her journey. It embodies her grit, tenacity, and resilience in the face of any challenge. This book is an inspiring read that will resonate with anyone chasing a dream." -- Cynthia Vespia, fantasy author
"There's nothing cooler than a strong woman holding her own and blazing a trail in a traditionally male-dominated field. Madusa has done just that for over 20 years and hasn't stopped. In a world where women are often encouraged to cooperate, stand down, or go with the flow ... be a Madusa." -- Nita Strauss, guitarist