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G.L.O.W. Returns… Sort Of…

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G.L.O.W. Returns… Sort Of…

If you are an 80’s baby, or an 80’s kid, then you remember how wild and campy wrestling was back then, the wild costumes, larger than life personalities, and intriguing storylines. And, on top of the wrestling world were both the NWA/WCW and the WWE/F. But, there was one promotion that stood in the public eye, and where the WWE had their over the top antics, this promotion, which was an all female promotion, had gained national recognition for their own antics.

Of course, we are talking about Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, better known as G.L.O.W. for short. G.L.O.W. was pretty innovative for it’s time, though largely considered a comedy promotion by most, it had some interesting concepts, such as the Russian Roulette Match, which was a six-woman tag team elimination match, a Penalty Box Match, which was similar to the WWE’s Survivor Series match, in the nature that it was two teams of five women, and whoever broke the rules would have to sit in the Penalty Box for a set period of time; and the first team to have a member pinned, or have all five members of that team in the Penalty Box would lose the match. They also had a Lingerie Street Fight, which pitted two teams of four women against each other, and the first team to have all of their members stripped down to their underwear would lose the match. The match would inspire the Bra and Panties matches of the WWE Attitude Era years later.

And while the promotion HAS BEEN REVIVED (yes, you can look it up), Jenji Kohan, executive producer and lead writer of popular Netflix series Orange Is The New Black has been said to be executive producing GLOW, which is a comedy show about the promotion and TV show. Along with Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch, and Tara Herrman, G.L.O.W. will get the star treatment from Netflix, as it will tell the story of the promotion which was brought to the masses by the likes of David McLane and Jackie Stallone, who ran the company from it’s beginning in 1986, to 1992, when it closed down. As to whether they will highlight the reopening of the company, which has been running again since 2001 by Ursula Hayden, formerly known as Babe the Farmer’s Daughter in season’s 3 and 4 of the original run, remains to be seen.

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