We Love GLOW (The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling)

by:   |   Jan 8 2014


GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling was a late 80’s TV phenomenon that was broadcast from the Rivera Casino in Las Vegas– it was actually co-founded by Jackie Stallone (who birthed Sylvester, doye). Before GLOW, women’s wrestling was a rarity outside of fetish circles; it was mostly limited to sleazy underground venues, and the wrestlers were comprised mostly of butch lesbians, “weirdos,” and anyone else who could’ve been deemed unfeminine by normal society. But GLOW changed all that.

Drenched in campy glitz and glamour, GLOW started off as a joke show, but it unexpectedly grew in popularity and became a hit. Each woman had their own character persona (Big Bad Mama, Heavy Metal Sisters, Dementia, Gremlina, Chainsaw, Mountain Fiji), and the characters were divided into two groups: the good girls and the bad girls, obvs. The show was comprised of a whole lotta awkward rapping, often-unsuccessful comedy routines, amazing costumes, and, of course, trashy ring wrestling.

This video, of the characters spitting hot-hot fire, is not to be missed:

The new-ish documentary GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling tells the story of how the show originated and what the ladies are up to now. The overall takeaway is that, even though the show wasn’t all glittery daydreams and glamorous sleeper holds, it united a diverse group of ladies who ended up having an amazing effect on the public, and each others’ lives. Catch it on Netflix!


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