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In the 1980s, the Worldwide Wrestling Federation dominated airwaves and lunchboxes with caricatures and over-the-top theatrics. How could anyone hoping to compete in the ring of televised wrestling heighten the camp?

By creating an all-female league that rapped. From 1986 to 1990, G.L.O.W., i.e. the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, delivered a dizzying combination of sex, violence, and comedy into American living rooms. Women with loud makeup and big hair tossed each other around, grunting and sweating in skimpy leotards. It aired on Saturday mornings.

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