Friday, September 24, 2010

Freak(s) of the Week: The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling

The GLOW Team


Okay, I'm not sure how freaky they are (were) but because of special request, today's blog is about the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.  The GLOW girls.  Who out there remembers them?  My best memories of these ladies are the Farmer's Daughter (for obvious reasons)  She's the one in the front row dressed like a farmer's daughter in case you didn't know.  And also, Mt. Fiji.  She's the woman in the back row with the yellow shirt and the REALLY big black hair.  
I don't remember much more about the group, so I'm doing a little online research for this too.  The group started in 1986, really the height of the rock 'n' wrestling connection that Vince McMahon and his World Wrestling Federation created about a year or so before.  

GLOW was pretty unique though.  Other than the referees, there were no men on the show.  At least I think that's how it was.  And most of the women had over the top, stereotypical characters.  It was created by Jackie Stallone, (yeah Sly's mom) and a guy named David McLane.  Mando Guerrero of the famed Guerrero family helped to train the ladies.

Again, I didn't watch too much of this, but remember catching a few matches.  It was hokey and cheesy, but I don't think it was meant to be taken too seriously.  This was the precursor to the Divas era and the Knockouts featured on TNA.

Some of the names included "Jail Bait", "Jungle Woman", and "Stinky".  Almost an adult version of the 7 dwarves.  

So this week, I salute the ladies of GLOW as my Freaks of the Week.  Welcome ladies.

2 comments:

  1. You didn't mention that WWF Diva (or whatever they were called from '98-'00) Ivory wrestled for GLOW. And how could you not throw in a mention of the 2k10 version of GLOW, Wrestlicious?

    Feel this entry was quickly thrown together and you didn't really want to write it. Your fans expect more from you. Not me, because I know you. But the other 3 people who read this.

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  2. You are correct, I did throw this together. And I did consider writing something about Wrestlicious. I will do better with the next post. Any requests?

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