GLOW S1.EP1 – A New Generation

Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling begins for the first time in over thirty years with the crowding roaring as the lights go up. The roar continues as Melina Perez makes her first ever appearance on GLOW. Taking in the crowd’s reception, she begins to speak in the ring.

“It’s been a long time since this show last aired. Thirty years ago, the idea of a women’s wrestling company being more than just leotards and cat-fights was a long, distant dream. But thanks to thirty years of hard work and determination from the women who came before us, we once again can make history – which is why I’m here. I’m not here to talk about the old GLOW, I’m here to talk about the new GLOW. More specifically, the GLOW Championship. I want to be the first woman to carry it, I want to be the woman who makes it mean something.”

Melina is cut off by the music of Cheerleader Militia. Militia makes her way half way down the entrance ramp, seemingly heading to the ring, but decides to stop halfway down and begin talking from there.

“You know what the problem with this is, Melina? You want to know why GLOW will fail again? Because of people like you. For eighteen years, I trained to be the best woman in North America, the best woman in the world. I wrestled in ShImmer, Stardom and even TNA. Pro Wrestling Illustrated said I was the best female wrestler in the world. Yet I was always over looked. Over looked because people would rather watch Melina Perez do the splits in a miniskirt on live television than support real female athletes. You want to talk about how far women’s wrestling has come? Talk about the pioneers who helped changed it? That’s me! I’m the pioneer and you’re just the sex symbol in leotards that men like to look at.”

Melina begins gesturing towards Militia to get into the ring by opening the ropes for her. Militia is reluctant however and continues to frustrate Melina by making her way back up the ramp.

“Hey, Militia! If you think you’re the best – if you think you’re better than me – then meet me in this ring tonight, one on one. I’ll show you that I’m more of an athlete than you think.”

Militia ponders the question as the crowd encourages the match. She seems to decline and begin walking away again, but turns around at the last second.

“You know what, Melina? I accept your stupid challenge. I accept and, after I beat you harder than you’ve ever been beaten before, you can run off crying back to the bikini contest babes at WWE where you belong. I’m sure the 1980’s would love to have you back.”

Segment Rating: 63

Kairi Hojo defeated Io Shirai in 8:31 via Pinfall 27

After their match, Kairi Hojo and Io Shirai show one another and the crowd respect. Veda Scott and Shaul Guerrero come through the crowd and begin to attack the pair. After a series of vicious double team moves, Veda Scott begins to talk trash.

“This is GLOW’s great import talent? Oh wow, you’re good in Japan wrestling in front of tiny crowds so you deserve all the adulation, don’t you? Wrong! Shaul and I have been underappreciated for far too long and we were promised that GLOW would be out big break and yet you two waltzes in here and steal the spotlight from us? Come and fight us next week, in a tag team match, so we can prove how good we really are. I’d ask for answer now, but you both seem a little… Beat up.”

Veda Scott and Shaul Guerrero walk over the beaten bodies of Shirai and Hojo as the crowd continues to boo the pair.

Segment Rating: 56

After the Kairi Hojo and Io Shirai are helped backstage, Katarina Waters makes her debut on Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. She comes out, seemingly with a purpose as she ignores the fans.

“The producers said they didn’t have a match for me tonight. They said they didn’t have anything ready for the best female talent in Europe. So, I’ve taken it upon myself to come out here and issue an open challenge to any of the pretender’s backstage.”

Katarina sets her microphone down as a dark, grunge tune begins to play. Psycho Sophie makes her appearance onto the stage and the crowd rises to their feet. The youngster charges to the ring, accepting the open challenge without even opening her mouth.

Segment Rating: 62

Psycho Sophie defeated Katarina Waters in 8:25 via Submission 28
Melina Perez defeated Cheerleader Militia in 17:23 via Pinfall 35

Attendance: 1,985 | Show Rating: 44
Episode 2

Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling – The Roster

David McClane enters a rented warehouse in Hollywood, California – the new home of GLOW. This is where all the writing, preparation and rehearsals will take place before the tapings begin for the GLOW reboot. Upon arriving to a building more lavish than anything GLOW had ever seen before, McClane is greeted by a not so familiar face.

“Mr. McClane? I’m Bernard Reismann, the lead producer behind the GLOW revamp. All financial decisions will be going through my approval. I had this place polished up with high end gym and wrestling equipment, ready for this new era of stars – and hopefully the next.”

Bernard shows McClane around the new GLOW gym and discusses the prospect of using this place to train up young wrestlers the GLOW way, rather than scouting the world for talent.

“Speaking of talent, I heard you had a plan in mind?” Reissman asked. “Any names?”

“Names? None.” McClane responded, “When we started GLOW in the eighties, we just offered auditions out to random actresses and went from there. I aim recreate that again, bring actresses who can entertain and look good for the crowd’s enjoyment”.

Reismann contemplates what McClane had said before shaking his head slightly, off put by his ideas.

“What’s the matter Bernard? You said you wanted to revamp GLOW and that’s what the show was all about – Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.”

“David, I don’t think you quite understand. The people don’t want actresses pulling each other’s hair and screaming in tight leotards anymore. They went athletes who can entertain, not entertains who can’t bump.”

“With all due respect, Mr. Reismann, I’ve ran this company… “

McClane begins to trail off after noticing Bernard’s piercing gaze.

“You listen to me, David. You ran GLOW into oblivion thirty years ago. You took an original idea and sprinkled it with horseshit. This time, it’s not your money, it’s mine and I don’t want to see some idiot throw that away because of their outdated opinions. They only reason you got the damn role was because Gabe Sapolsky said no. If you don’t want this, David, then fuck off back to the Polo World Championship on ESPN”

McClane shuffled around awkwardly, he either did as he was asked or he was cut before anything began. Scratching the back of his head and looking frantically around the gym, he finally agrees to Bernard’s demands.

“I’m glad you’re on board with my idea, Mr. McClane. Tapings for the first season start at the end of April. I left a load of tapes of some top female talent on your desk, the NBC are looking for a diverse cast of colourful characters, email me the names of who you want and I’ll finalise the paperwork.”

Bernard grabs his suit jacket, shakes McClane’s hand and heads towards the gyms exit. He takes one last look back at David before shouting at him not to fuck it up before leaving. McClane is left alone, he had three weeks to write an entire season of characters and storylines – and his roster was currently at zero.

To: Bernard Reismann
CC: Robert Greenblatt
Subject: GLOW Roster

Hey Robert,

I’ve spent the past couple of days going through the tapes you left me. Thanks for them. I’ve attached a list of my desired talent below.

  • Allysin Kay
  • Ashley Lane
  • Candice LeRae
  • Cheerleader Melissa (to be known as Cheerleader Militia)
  • Crazy Mary Dobson (to be known as Psycho Sophie)
  • Emi Sakura
  • Io Shirai
  • Kairi Hojo
  • Katarina Waters
  • Leva Bates (to be known as Lady Red)
  • LuFisto
  • Megumi Grace Asano (Referee)
  • Melina Perez
  • Mercedes Martinez
  • Mia Yim
  • Nicole Matthews
  • Nikki Roxx (Colour Commentator)
  • Portia Perez (Announcer)
  • Reyna Pink
  • Serena Deeb (Road Agent)
  • Shaul Guerrero
  • Taylor Made
  • Veda Scott
  • Yumi Ohka
  • Yuu Yamagata

Thank you for your time. I’m currently in the process of writing the script for the eight episodes of season one and I’ll send some samples to both you and the workers when they’re ready.

Thanks for your time.

David McClane
Head of Creative for GLOW

To: David McClane
Subject: GLOW Roster

Hello David,

Thanks for your roster confirmation, I’ll get to work on sorting those deals as soon as possible. I also thought I would email to let you know that the board of directors expects the first season for GLOW to run for sixteen episodes, not eight. Sorry for any of the confusion there, I hope it doesn’t mess with any plans.

All the best,

Bernard Reismann
Producer for GLOW

Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling – The Revival

To: David McClane
Subject: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling

Hey David,

Long time no speak. I’m Robert Greenblatt, the Chairman of NBC Universal. We here at NBC have noticed a steady increase in the wrestling market over the past few years. We currently own exclusive rights to air both WWE shows, ‘Monday Night Raw’ and ‘SmackDown Live’ but have been looking to expand our wrestling network to cover more demographics. Recently, online streaming service. Netflix, released an original series based on your old company – GLOW. We here at NBC Universal see this as the perfect opportunity to allow GLOW, ran by yourself, to return to television via our nationwide channel, SyFy.

Thanks for your time,

Robert Greenblatt
Chairman of NBC Universal

To: Robert Greenblatt
Subject: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling

Hello Robert,

Thanks for getting in touch about GLOW – I did recently see the new Netflix series about the old promotion and couldn’t help but reminisce about those days. Unfortunately, the rights to GLOW and the ownership of the company were never mine, I merely wrote the shows. The company was sold to former GLOW star Ursula Hayden fifteen years ago, so as much as would love to be apart of this new revival, I’m afraid that  it’s out of my hands.

Apologies and best wishes,

David McClane

To: David McClane
Subject: GLOW Ownership and Rights

Hey David,

I see your worries about the ownership and rights to Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, but I can confirm that NBC Universal recently bought the company from Ursula Hayden. Initially we considered a re-branding, but with the success of the Netflix series and the strong audience reactions to the new look women’s division in WWE, we felt it important to carry on under the GLOW banner, preferably with you at the helm. We at NBC Universal formally offer you, David McClane, the job of head writer and executive of talent recruitment for the 2017 revamp of Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.

We look forward to hearing your answer and thanks again for your time.

Robert Greenblatt
Chairman of NBC Universal

To: Robert Greenblatt
Subject: Job Offer

I accept.

David McClane.