Cover: The Woman Who Would Be King: The MADUSA Story by Debrah Miceli and Greg Oliver, foreword by Paul Heyman. ECW Press.

The Woman Who Would Be King: The MADUSA Story

Miceli, Debrah, Greg Oliver

  • Through four decades of entertaining, in the wrestling ring and on the monster truck circuit, Debrah “Madusa” Miceli never could sit still. But her desire to learn, grow, and inspire legions of followers masked deep secrets … Her upbringing was a lie from the start, and the dark truths of her childhood, revealed here for the first time, are the earliest examples of Debrah’s determination to persevere.

    Professional wrestling may have been an odd choice for a nursing student, but Madusa went all-in, toughening up in Japan before conquering WWE as Alundra Blayze. She held the WWE Women’s belt … until being fired. In the rival WCW, Madusa infamously tossed the WWE belt in the garbage on live TV.

    Then, in 1999, Madusa changed lanes and revolutionized the monster truck world. At meet-and-greets, girls in pink “Queen of Carnage” t-shirts would wait alongside ogling fanboys. By 2004, she was the world champion in a sport dominated by men.

    Only one thing has eluded her: motherhood.

    This is the spellbinding story of how one woman survived child abuse, financial disaster, death-defying injuries, heartbreak, and chaos to emerge triumphant.

    Available March 28, 2023. PRE-ORDER NOW!


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  • 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.

  • Published: March 2023

    ISBN: 9781770416710

    Dimensions: 6 x 9 in.

    Pages: 320


“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