I hope i’m not showing my age. lol.. Who remembers the GLOW..Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling? I do..I remember wanting to be one. I loved it.
A new documentary looks at what was going on behind the scenes of the first big female wrestling league. From the synopsis of GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling:
The year is 1986. Mike Tyson has just won his first title, the Chicago Bears are super bowl champs and unlikely rap-stars, and GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling is about to burst onto the scene as the first ever all-female wrestling show on television. Like its then sole competitor/frequent imitator, the World Wrestling Federation, GLOW was a prime-time wrestling series, complete with elaborate characters, costumes, skits, personalized raps, and, of course, wrestling. Unlike the WWF, GLOW was a true variety show, more akin to “Hee-Haw” and “You Can’t Do That On Television,” than to any wrestling show the world had ever seen. Because of this, many of the women who joined GLOW were actresses who had never set foot in a wrestling ring. That all changed after an initial boot camp session with wrestling legend Mando Guerrero, and for four years, week after week, women like Mountain Fiji, the Samoan giant with a heart of gold, and Matilda the Hun, the evil German with a taste for raw meat, battled it out for the GLOW crown. By 1989, the GLOW girls were an international phenomenon, attracting over seven million viewers worldwide, touring the nation, and making big bank for the show’s producers. One year later, GLOW was gone.
Wait. So it was fake? Our childhood is ruined….