on January 5, 2004
The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling is probably forgotten for the most part unfortunately but if you love the 80s, like women's wrestling and enjoy the comedic aspects of the sport of wrestling then you'll probably enjoy this. I don't have the dvd, but I have the video cassette so this review is based on that. This episode is the series premiere of GLOW back in 1985 (or 86) which always took place at the Riviera hotel in Las Vegas. The MATCHES: 1) Americana and California Doll (a different girl, not the points to ponder one) versus Royal Hawaiian and Spanish Red (2) Salt & Pepper versus Sara & Mabel (3) Hollywood (woohoo! my fav!) & Vine versus Tina & Ashley (Tina is now known as Ivory from the WWE by the way) and match 4 is for the GLOW crown (their championship) Matilda the Hun (aka Queen Kong) vs Tammy Jones. If the dvd is the same as the video tape, then this will be WITHOUT the comedy skits and mini rap sessions that the Glow girls were famous for. The first segment on the tape opens with clips from the various matches on the video while Patti Labelle's "new attitude" plays. There's also another segment with this song playing and it follows with an introduction to the glow girls. There's also a couple other musical numbers with Tammy Jones and Matilda the Hun accompanied with Hollywood & Vine. IF you followed wrestling in the 80s then you know that the wrestling was...well, not at its best! There were some good matches every now and then, but I just found the show entertaining. The girls always looked like they were having a great time and they were very different than any other wrestling program. For this first show specifically, I think they tried to be more serious and it was targeted to an adult audience. Even their interview sessions had a few "f" words thrown in UNCENSORED (unlike the show that aired on tv) so just a warning to you parents out there. This version of the episode is also no the same televised version. There were segments shown on television that aren't shown here for some reason like Americana and Spanish Red fighting all the way to the parking lot. I'm not sure what else isn't shown, but that's just one thing I noticed. There's not much to say about the show. You either liked it or you didn't. After seeing what women can do on WWE nowadays, I suggest getting this just for nostalgic purposes because you're not going to find the "tough" action. But you will find alot of colorful characters full and GORGEOUS women!
on August 30, 2004
I can remember staying up very late on Saturday nights over a friend's house so that at some ungodly hour, on some channel I'm not even sure of today, G.L.O.W. would come on and we would be mesmerized! I don't think most people today would "get it" and you either love it or hate it. Watching this disk made me want to call my old grade school friend and invite him over for another round! On a side note the DVD and video are identical so the other review by D. Hoyt is relevant to this DVD release.