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The re-boot of the infamous GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) promotion and the first two seasons of Lucha Underground will be coming to Netflix in the next few months.

Lucha Underground Seasons 1 and 2 will be added to Netflix on March 15, while the first season of the GLOW re-boot will be added on June 23.

The GLOW re-boot will be a comedy series based on the original promotion that was run by David McLane in the 1980s, with actress Alison Brie in a lead role. Netflix will also be adding the documentary on the GLOW promotion that was released back in 2012 to their service on March 31 to begin hype for the re-boot.

You can view a trailer of the GLOW re-boot below.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Oh hip f*cking hooray. As if pro wrestling wasn’t at its sh*ttiest in decades already. Someone decided to bring back G.L.O.W. yay, wrestling is saved. (:(

  2. The original G.L.O.W. wasn’t that bad. Remember, this is where Ivory (who should one day be, or more accurately, should already be in the WWE Hall of Fame) got her start. She was known in G.L.O.W. as Tina Ferrari. G.L.O.W. also led to the creation of POWW, Powerful Women of Wrestling which was the starting point for many national and global stars. Peggy Lee Leather, Heidi Lee Morgan, and the late, great Luna Vachon all competed in POWW as did future WWE Hall of Famers Wendi Richter and Madusa Miceli (aka Alundra Blayze). Ivory was known as in POWW as Nina and was twice the POWW Champion. I don’t expect this incarnation of G.L.O.W. to be anywhere near the level of the original but I could be pleasantly surprised.

  3. Ivory was like the only good thing that came out of G.L.O.W. The rest was indeed bad, VERY bad. It was a wrestling-themed sitcom more than a wrestling promotion. There was even canned laughter after someone cracked a joke during the backstage skits. Canned laughter in a wrestling show. X(
    Admittedly I only watched 1 episode & part of another the next week. On the 1st episode I watched, the referee announced to the locker room that there was a hole in their dressing room wall–that needed to be covered up before someone looked inside it. (cue the canned laughter) The first match was between some skunk lady (like Stinkor in the He-Man series) and some bumbling nerd lady who took 3 minutes to get into the ring because she kept tripping over the ring ropes. *groan* She then presented some smog device that “measured the smog content in L.A.” Nerd lady held said device up to skunk lady after which it blew up in her hand. Then they preceded to have a “wrestling match” that to this day I consider the worst I’ve ever seen. I don’t remember the rest of the show in such vivid detail but it was more of the same kind of crap.
    Next week, the same referee came out & cracked another joke to the locker room. (more canned laughter) The first match was a tag team match. The heel team was someone who supposedly had dementia (even though she didn’t look more than 25 years old) & some other special needs wrestler (Daisy something I think) and some face team I don’t remember. After more really bad wrestling, it was about this time I turned off the TV and in my innocent 12 year old mind that up to then had been blinded by kayfabe, for the first time I thought to myself “Maybe there really is something to all these people calling wrestling fake.” Yes, over a decade before Vince McMahon outed the entire industry, G.L.O.W. burst my bubble and opened my eyes that wrestling was indeed not a real sport. That was the last I saw of G.L.O.W. and all i could stomach of it until that one episode of Married with Children where such a stupid promotion truly belonged.
    I never saw P.O.W.W. but Wendi RIchter & Madusa had a much better platform for their talents in the AWA. It’s also sad to hear that Wendi Richter had to be reduced to taking a job with P.O.W.W. working for an idiot like David McLane after WWF screwed her over that badly. I did see W.O.W. (Women of Wrestling) in 1999 and it was more of the exact same crap except there was no canned laughter this time. All this makes David McLane officially the worst promoter in wrestling history–and boy does that cover a lot of really bad promoters!! McLane puts forth no effort whatsoever to even try to make a wrestling promotion look remotely realistic. If he was going for camp or comedy value, all these promotions even failed at that. It wasn’t wrestling, it wasn’t even good comedy, it was just really bad TV. He’s also probably the worst commentator in wrestling history as well.

  4. POWW was active from 1987-1990 and was more centered on wrestling than G.L.O.W., which was centered on (admittedly bad) comedy. Richter’s time in P.O.W.W. was after her time in WWE and concurrent with her time in the AWA. Madusa’s time in POWW was also concurrent with her time in the AWA. At that time POWW and the AWA had a working relationship which is why there was a nine woman lingerie battle royal featuring POWW. performers on the AWA’s first, last, and only pay per view, Superclash III on December 13, 1988. Trivia Note: 13 future WWE Hall of Famers appeared on that show. While POWW’s wrestling was fairly decent it came at a time when women’s promotions (and women’s sports in general) just were not taken seriously. Also, you are correct in your assessment of McLane. He stinks as a commentator.

    As far as McLane’s obsession with farmer’s daughters, it’s probably based on the stereotype of them being cute, blonde, naive, and wholesome (incidentally, this is the same gimmick Molly Holly had when she first debuted in WWE).

  5. But back to my original point, G.L.O.W. was a bad wrestling show. A VERY BAD wrestling show that was presented as more of a sitcom than a wrestling promotion. The fact that Ivory came out of this shambles doesn’t redeem its value that much. You say that P.O.W.W. came at a time when women’s wrestling wasn’t taken seriously well you can thank G.L.O.W. & its dumb schmuck creator David McLane for immensely adding to that perception. How this rolling train wreck lasted 6 years beats the sh*t out of me other than it came at a time when pro wrestling was very big in pop culture and it was just a novelty or a guilty pleasure for a few wrestling fans. Now at a time when pro wrestling is viewed much less favorably, its return to TV via Netflix will just add to wrestling’s downward spiral.
    As for Molly Holly, when I look back on her WWE debut, it didn’t make me think of any kind of lame farmer’s daughter gimmick and I very seriously doubt Vince was influenced by anything McLane ever did. She was kind of the happy medium of the Holly clan between the angry, intense Hardcore Holly & the comedic value of Crash Holly.

  6. I never said Vince was influenced by McLane, but if you look at how Molly Holly was first portrayed, especially during her love storyline with Spike Dudley, she was everything a farmer’s daughter is stereotyped to be including way she dressed, as seen here and came to the ring.

  7. That one picture at the top of the page was one backstage picture taken at one time. The wrestling gear she’s wearing in the subsequent videos & the other pictures on the page you linked to (particularly the halter tops with those weird delta signs on the spaghetti straps) is what she mostly wore even during her storyline with Spike Dudley. Up until she became Might Molly & the more butch wrestler with short hair.

  8. I remember her appearing on screen more than once in that attire. You’re correct that she never wrestled in it but I remember her on episodes of RAW and Smackdown wearing it while trying to separate Hardcore Holly and Bubba Ray Dudley. This, obviously, was during her love storyline with Spike Dudley.

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