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Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling
Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, also known as GLOW or G.L.O.W., was a women's professional wrestling promotion begun in 1986 (the pilot was filmed in December 1985) and continued in various forms after it left television. Colorful characters, strong women, and over-the-top comedy sketches were integral to the series' success. Most of the performers were actresses, models, dancers or stunt women hoping to enter show business.Contents1 Original promotion 2 Revival by Ursula Hayden 3 Documentary 4 Netflix
Netflix
series 5 Alumnae 6 Championships6.1 GLOW Championship 6.2 GLOW Tag Team Championship7 See also 8 References 9 External linksOriginal promotion[edit]The giants of the ring, Mt. Fiji and Matilda The Hun flank GLOW - Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling creator David McLane GLOW was created by David B
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Videotape
Videotape
Videotape
is magnetic tape used for storing video and usually sound in addition. Information stored can be in the form of either an analog signal or digital signal. Videotape
Videotape
is used in both video tape recorders (VTRs) or, more commonly, videocassette recorders (VCRs) and camcorders. Videotapes are also used for storing scientific or medical data, such as the data produced by an electrocardiogram. Because video signals have a very high bandwidth, and stationary heads would require extremely high tape speeds, in most cases, a helical-scan video head rotates against the moving tape to record the data in two dimensions. Tape is a linear method of storing information and thus imposes delays to access a portion of the tape that is not already under the heads. The early 2000s saw the introduction and rise to prominence of high quality random-access video recording media such as hard disks and flash memory
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Blue Comedy
Ribaldry, or blue comedy, is humorous entertainment that ranges from bordering on indelicacy to gross indecency. It is also referred to as "bawdiness", "gaminess" or "bawdy". Sex is presented in ribald material more for the purpose of poking fun at the foibles and weaknesses that manifest themselves in human sexuality, rather than to present sexual stimulation either excitingly or artistically. Also, ribaldry may use sex as a metaphor to illustrate some non-sexual concern, in which case ribaldry may verge on the territory of satire. Like any humour, ribaldry may be read as conventional or subversive. Ribaldry typically depends on a shared background of sexual conventions and values, and its comedy generally depends on seeing those conventions broken. The ritual taboo-breaking that is a usual counterpart of ribaldry underlies its controversial nature and explains why ribaldry is sometimes a subject of censorship
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Tropicana Las Vegas
The Tropicana Las Vegas
Tropicana Las Vegas
is a hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. It is owned and operated by Penn National Gaming and is a franchise of Hilton's DoubleTree
DoubleTree
chain. It offers 1,467 rooms, a 50,000-square-foot (4,600 m2) gaming floor, and 72,000 sq ft (6,700 m2) of convention and exhibit space.[1] This location, the Tropicana – Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas Boulevard
intersection, has the most hotel rooms of any intersection in the world and is extremely busy. Pedestrians are not allowed to cross at street level
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Playboy
Playboy
Playboy
is an American men's lifestyle and entertainment magazine. It was founded in Chicago in 1953, by Hugh Hefner
Hugh Hefner
and his associates, and funded in part by a $1,000 loan from Hefner's mother.[3] Notable for its centerfolds of nude and semi-nude[4] models (Playmates), Playboy played an important role in the sexual revolution[5] and remains one of the world's best-known brands, having grown into Playboy Enterprises, Inc., with a presence in nearly every medium.[6] In addition to the flagship magazine in the United States, special nation-specific versions of Playboy
Playboy
are published worldwide. The magazine has a long history of publishing short stories by notable novelists such as Arthur C. Clarke,[7] Ian Fleming,[7] Vladimir Nabokov,[8] Saul Bellow, Chuck Palahniuk, P. G
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NATPE
The National Association of Television
Television
Program Executives (NATPE) is a professional association of television and emerging media executives. The organization was established in 1963.[1] NATPE implements its mission by providing members with education, networking, professional enhancement and technological guidance through year-round activities, directories, and events
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Sylvester Stallone
Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone[2][3] (/stəˈloʊn/; born July 6, 1946)[4] is an American actor and filmmaker. He is well known for his Hollywood
Hollywood
action roles, including boxer Rocky Balboa
Rocky Balboa
in the Rocky series' seven films from 1976 to 2015; soldier John Rambo
John Rambo
in the four Rambo films, released between 1982 and 2008; and Barney Ross in the three The Expendables films from 2010 to 2014. He wrote or co-wrote most of the 14 films in all three franchises, and directed many of the films. Stallone's film Rocky
Rocky
was inducted into the National Film Registry, and had its props placed in the Smithsonian Museum
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Kayfabe
In professional wrestling, kayfabe /ˈkeɪfeɪb/ is the portrayal of staged events within the industry as "real" or "true", specifically the portrayal of competition, rivalries, and relationships between participants as being genuine and not of a staged or predetermined nature of any kind. Kayfabe has also evolved to become a code word of sorts for maintaining this "reality" within the direct or indirect presence of the general public.[1] Kayfabe is often seen as the suspension of disbelief that is used to create the non-wrestling aspects of promotions, such as feuds, angles, and gimmicks, in a manner similar to other forms of fictional entertainment. In relative terms, a wrestler breaking kayfabe during a show would be likened to an actor breaking character on-camera
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Manager (professional Wrestling)
In professional wrestling, a manager is a supporting character paired with a wrestler (or wrestlers) for a variety of reasons. A physically attractive woman accompanying, or "seconding", a male wrestler to a match is sometimes referred to as a valet.[1] Performers who assume this role may be non-wrestlers, occasional wrestlers, older wrestlers who have retired or are nearing retirement or, in some cases, new wrestlers who are breaking into the business (or a specific company) and need experience in front of the crowds. The wrestler who is paired with a manager may be referred to as his or her charge, client or ward
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Face (professional Wrestling)
In professional wrestling, a face (babyface) is a heroic or a "good guy" wrestler, booked (scripted) by the promotion with the aim of being cheered by fans.[1] Traditionally, they wrestle within the rules and avoid cheating (in contrast to the villains who use illegal moves and call in additional wrestlers to do their work for them) while behaving positively towards the referee and the audience. Such characters are also referred to as "blue-eyes" in British wrestling and técnicos in lucha libre. The face character is portrayed as a hero relative to the heel wrestlers, who are analogous to villains.[2] Not everything a face wrestler does must be heroic: faces need only to be cheered by the audience to be effective characters. The vast majority of wrestling storylines involving faces place a face against a heel, although more elaborate set-ups (such as two faces being manipulated by a nefarious outside party into fighting) often happen as well
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Heel (professional Wrestling)
In professional wrestling, a heel (also known as a rudo in lucha libre) is a wrestler who is villainous or a "bad guy", who is booked (scripted) by the promotion to be in the position of being an antagonist.[1][2][3] They are typically opposed by their polar opposites, faces, who are the heroic protagonist or "good guy" characters. In American wrestling it was common for the faces to be American and the heels to be portrayed as foreign (e.g. Bret Hart, The Iron Sheik, Rusev and Jinder Mahal). To gain heat (with boos and jeers from the audience), heels are often portrayed as behaving in an immoral manner by breaking rules or otherwise taking advantage of their opponents outside the bounds of the standards of the match. Others do not (or rarely) break rules, but instead exhibit unlikeable, appalling and deliberately offensive and demoralizing personality traits such as arrogance, cowardice or contempt for the audience. Many heels do both, cheating as well as behaving nastily
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Hee Haw
Hee Haw
Hee Haw
was an American television variety show featuring country music and humor with the fictional rural "Kornfield Kounty" as a backdrop. It aired first-run on CBS
CBS
from 1969 to 1971, and in syndication from 1971 to 1993. Reruns aired on TNN from 1996
1996
to 1997. RFD-TV
RFD-TV
began airing reruns in 2008, where it currently remains. The show was inspired by Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In,[3] the major difference being that Hee Haw
Hee Haw
was far less topical, and was centered on country music and rural culture
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Pia Zadora
Pia Zadora
Pia Zadora
(born May 4, 1953)[1] is an American actress and singer. After working as a child actress on Broadway, in regional theater, and in the film Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
(1964), she came to national attention in 1981, when following her starring role in the highly criticized[2] Butterfly, she won a Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
as New Star of the Year,[3] while simultaneously winning the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress
Actress
and the "Worst New Star" for the same performance. When in the 1980s Zadora's film career failed to achieve critical success, she switched her focus to music. As a singer Zadora has released several albums featuring popular standards, often backed by a symphonic orchestra
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Harley-Davidson
Coordinates: 43°02′46″N 87°57′36″W / 43.0460968°N 87.9599862°W / 43.0460968; -87.9599862 Harley-Davidson, Inc. (H-D), or Harley, is an American motorcycle manufacturer, founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Wisconsin
in 1903. One of two major American motorcycle manufacturers to survive the Great Depression
Great Depression
(along with Indian),[2] the company has survived numerous ownership arrangements, subsidiary arrangements (e.g., Aermacchi
Aermacchi
1974-1978 and Buell 1987-2009), periods of poor economic health and product quality, as well as intense global competition,[3] to become one of the world's largest motorcycle manufacturers and an iconic brand widely known for its loyal following
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Vince McMahon
Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 24, 1945) is an American professional wrestling promoter and executive, American football executive, businessman, film producer, actor, and sporadic professional wrestler. Since taking over the company from his father in the 1980s, he has worked in the corporate area of the WWE
WWE
and behind the scenes. He currently serves as the majority owner, chairman, and CEO of WWE, and founder of Alpha Entertainment, which is the holding company of the American football
American football
league known as the XFL.[1] McMahon has also served as an announcer and professional wrestler in WWE
WWE
- using a gimmick known by the ring name Mr. McMahon, based on his real life persona. He is a two-time world champion, having won the WWF Championship in 1999 and the ECW World Championship in 2007. He was the 1999 Royal Rumble
Royal Rumble
winner
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Pay Per View
Pay-per-view (PPV) is a type of pay television service by which a subscriber of a television service provider can purchase events to view via private telecast. The broadcaster shows the event at the same time to everyone ordering it (as opposed to video-on-demand systems, which allow viewers to see recorded broadcasts at any time). Events can be purchased using an on-screen guide, an automated telephone system, or through a live customer service representative. Events often include feature films, sporting events, and other entertainment programs. With the rise of the Internet, the term Internet pay-per-view (iPPV) has been used to describe pay-per-view services accessed online
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