MADUSA’S MONSTER JAM® WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS:
making Madusa also known as the Queen of Carnage has never been afraid to
challenge the norms and breakthrough into what had been mostly a man’s world,
becoming the first female ever to win a Monster Jam® World FinalsSM
Championship in 2004 for her freestyle. And then just for good measure, the
First Lady of Monster Jam won the racing championship a year later, defeating
no less than Dennis Anderson and Grave Digger® in the 2005
Championship race in Las Vegas to take that title. Her success in the sport is
natural; she has been a gear head her whole life. After starting out on dirt
bikes and four wheelers she says that she matured on her ‘92 soft tail Harley,
and of course the color is pink. Madusa clearly has a zest for life and is a
little fearless however she strives to always be on her game. She has been in
the entertainment business for most of her life. She starting as a young model
then went on to pro wrestling for 18 years and eventually becoming a superstar
in Monster Jam.
Q&A with Madusa
How did you get started competing on the Monster Jam circuit?
I received a phone call from Monster Jam and was asked if I was interested in
driving because Monster Jam needed a push in the women’s division since they
did not have one. The cross promotion from pro wrestling to Monster Jam trucks
worked. We all have had a wonderful relationship and I have won two Monster Jam
World Finals Championships.
What do you enjoy doing while on the road with Monster
If I can get my hands dirty by helping the mechanics I do. Every little bit of
knowledge is a plus. If I am not doing personal appearances or signing
autographs or meeting with sponsors, I will find a gym, eat a great meal and if
I really have time, I love a good movie.
What do you do with your free time?
I own a business KOOLKATS and HOTDOGS. It’s a doggie day spa, grooming, doggie
day care and our own doggie bakery! All of our products are natural and
organic… go green! I have a sanctuary for rescued wolves. People that thought
they could have them as pets and now want to give them back. It’s very sad,
however now they have a good home. I kayak and love to scuba dive. I love to
ride my Harley and mountain bike in the mountains. I have tried fly fishing and
absolutely love it. I love killer rollercoasters and have started snowboarding.
Wakeboarding, jet skiing and snowmobiling are also on the top of my list.
Nothing beats a great book before bed! I recently just became a certified
FIT - Life Coach (Feminine, Intelligent & Tough) which is so exciting.
What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam truck driver?
Well the answer would be every time I can whoop a man! Being able to get
out of the Monster Jam truck every time I may crash, and of course winning my
two World Championships! The best is racing. They can never take it away. The
story is memorable, I truly believe mine is the best to date just because of
the history and story itself.
you have any pre-show rituals that you run though?
I am the nerd of pre-show rituals. I have to use the restroom, stretch, make
sure my helmet, gloves and Hans device are in their perfect place. Even placing
my belts in the right position will help me focus! Oh and no dinner before
racing. God forbid if something was to happen and I needed surgery they could
perform it without any complications. And absolutely no aspirin it thins out
you were not competing on the Monster Jam tour, what career path would you follow?
I would like to continue my education as well as maintain growing my business
and taking on new roles all of the time. I love pushing myself to the
fullest potential and challenging myself to great levels.
What’s your favorite food?
I am pretty worldly and love all foods however I do not eat red meat or
pork. But I love a great dark chocolate with an awesome glass of cab.
What’s your favorite movie?
All about Eve, The Notebook, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I also like
What’s your favorite television show?
Army Wives, The Client List and the News
What’s your favorite color?