GLOW returns to Netflix for Season 2 on June 29, and after the ladies have now blown their pilots, the show promises more over-the-top wrestling matches. Fans of the original Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling or even those who are curious about the program, will be pleased to hear that the Netflix comedy is pretty accurate. The show is a fitting match for original GLOW videos, proving that the Netflix series captured the spirit of the 1980s phenomenon.
Viewers wishing to learn more about the real women's wrestling show should watch a documentary on Netflix called GLOW: The Story of the Beautiful Ladies of Wrestling . The documentary gives fans of the fictional series a taste of the original show, complete with clips and many interviews with the original wrestlers. It's also a good measure of what's going on with the Netflix show in relation to the original series, which ran from 1
Of course, Netflix GLOW is a fictional comedy at the end of the day, and the characters are not exact matches for real female wrestlers of the time. But from the clips of the '80s series on YouTube, it is clear that Netflix GLOW captures many of the sensations of the original. The original pilot from 1985 is down; unfortunately the only missing things are the retro commercials.
About a quarter of the way through this episode is played by Spanish Red vs. Americanah in a match reminiscent of Liberty Belle's arguments with Zoya and Welfare Queen. "I respect the red, white and blue," says Spanish Red, "but I can not stand all the apple pie stuff because I did not grow apple pie, I had other things." Americanah tells her to speak English. It's a social comedy that joins in the entertainment of the subjects, as well as the wrestling show the ladies compile in the Netflix series. Even the announcer ("No Wrestling, Only Verbal Insults") is reminiscent of Chris Lowell's Bash and his dry, enthusiastic way of naming the games.
What else have the original GLOW ladies done? Many rappers, music videos and comedic sketches. In the documentary, one of the women describes the show more as a variety theater than anything else.
Look at the true characters in rap as they imagine – Palestina is reminiscent of Sunita Mani's character Beiruit in the Netflix series, and the housewives in the original have a similar vibe / craze as the fictional GLOW  is Edna and Ethel Rosenblatt, also known as Beatdown Biddies.
Want more wrestling? Here rises Palestine against reigning GLOW champion Tina Ferrari.
Here is a chaotic group game in which 21 women fight for $ 10,000. As with the Netflix series, the ropes on the ring are pink.
Here is a tag team with Soviet heel Ninotchka.
And you've seen in this tag team Soul Patrol vs. Americanah and Debbie Debutante.
One big aspect of these clips is that every one of these wrestling characters raps their intro. It is also worth noting that the commentator in the above clip is a woman. No offense Bash, but that would be nice to finally see on the Netflix series.
It's easy to fall down on  GLOW rabbit hole on YouTube, and it's worth the time. There's even a video that shows only GLOW Season 1 rape, if you're only interested in this aspect, or a sketch with the women in the locker room about a character named "Jailbait" who is trying to seduce a referee. GLOW on Netflix is only part of the true GLOW 's narrative – fortunately, videos like this one help preserve the show for new and old fans.