Fukui San June 24, 2017 Share June 24, 2017 (edited) Do any watchers of the Netflix series feel the need to hash over the original Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling? Adolescent me watched enough of it on late night syndication to make some sort of impression. And a lot of it is on YouTube now. We of course have to start off with reliving the cheestastic theme song where everyone raps their intro. There were terrible skits interspersed between matches. "Tina Ferrari" had better in ring skills than most. She would go on to have a lengthy wrestling career as Ivory in the WWF. Mt. Fiji was the jovial big girl. I vividly remember this one where the two psychotic bad girls completely savage and humiliate the good girls for a long, long time. It even needed a part 2. Actual chainsaws and burning hoops are introduced. I won't link the match where the good girl cheerleader team of Susie Spirit and Debbie Debutante go up against the evil Headhunter team (just as sensitive as you'd expect). This is because during the match a gruesome injury occurs as Susie Spirit dislocates her elbow after her opponent drops a knee on it. A seemingly minor spot that puts her bones completely out of joint, AND THEY KEEP SHOWING IT. It's hard to watch, but they keep showing it. They also have a follow up storyline where Susie Spirit rehabs the elbow and faces them again, which gives them another chance to show the original injury again. Bleah. It's findable if watching gruesome injuries is your thing. All in all, I'm amazed in retrospect how long the show lasted. Five seasons, I think, before it folded. There was a revival of sorts, and a documentary, neither of which I've experienced firsthand, and now the Netflix show which I'm glad seems well-regarded. Did anyone else see this when it first came out? Edited June 25, 2017 by Fukui San 2 Link to comment
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