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.