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(2017– )


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Kia Stevens, who plays Tamee/Welfare Queen in the series, is the only female cast member who is actually a professional wrestler. Stevens has been a champion all over the world wrestling under the name Awesome Kong (sometimes Amazing Kong). She also briefly wrestled in WWE as Kharma.
The wrestler who trained the actresses for this series, Sal Guerrero aka Chavo Guerrero, Jr. is the nephew of Armando Guerrero aka Mando, the trainer for the wrestlers on the original series on which this one is based.
Rhonda's in-ring persona 'Britannica' is loosely based on original GLOW wrestlers Zelda the Brain and Godiva.
Arthie's in-ring persona 'Beirut the Mad Bomber' is based on original GLOW wrestler Palestina.
Carlos Colón Jr, who plays one of the brothers of GLOW member "Machu Picchu," is a professional wrestler and is the son of famed Puerto Rican wrestler Carlos Colón, Sr.
Ruth's in-ring persona 'Zoya the Destroya' is loosely based on original GLOW wrestler Colonel Ninotchka.
Brooke Hogan, daughter of legendary 80s and 90s wrestling star Hulk Hogan, makes a cameo in the show as the broker who rents out the first major wrestling venue for GLOW.
Dawn and Stacey's in-ring personas 'Edna and Ethel Rosenblatt, The Beatdown Biddies' are based on original GLOW wrestlers The Housewives, Arlene and Phyllis.
Carmen's in-ring persona 'Machu Picchu' is loosely based on original GLOW wrestler Mountain Fiji.
Debbie's in-ring persona 'Liberty Belle' is based on original GLOW wrestlers Americana and Scarlet and Tara the Southern Belles.
Melanie's in-ring persona 'Melrose' is based on original GLOW wrestler Hollywood.
The ladies train at "Chavo's Boxing Gym," named after Chavo Guerrero Jr. trainer and consultant for the series.
Sheila the She-Wolf suffers from a real-life mental disorder called species dysphoria, which causes humans to believe that they are actually animals.
Ursula Hayden is the owner of GLOW - Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. She was on the original GLOW in the 1980s as Babe, the Farmer's Daughter and she bought the company in 2001. She is also a story consultant on GLOW Netflix.
In Spain, a promotion campaign for the series involved singers Marta Sánchez and Vicky Larraz rekindling their rivalry over their respective stints in band Olé Olé, fitting with the show being set in the '80s. The final video of said campaign featured Sánchez and Larraz stepping into the ring.
Sam Sylvia is loosely based on Matt Cimber, the original GLOW director.
Sebastian Howard is loosely based on David McLane, the founder of the original GLOW.
Former WWE stars, Brodus Clay, Carlito, John Morrison and the daughter of Hulk Hogan, Brooke all make cameos in the first season of glow.
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Former World Wrestling entertainment and current global force Wrester Brodus Clay (Tyrus in Global force wrestling) makes a cameo appearance as Maccu Picchu's brother.
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Alison Brie ('Ruth') and Rich Sommer ('Mark') previously starred together in the critically acclaimed series "Mad Men."
Former WWE superstar Alex Riley and current Ring of Honor wrestler Christopher Daniels makes an appearance as wrestlers that the ladies go watch.
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Kate Nash, who plays Rhonda Richardson, had previously been cast in a pilot for Jenji Kohan about the Salem Witch trials. Unfortunately, it did not get picked up.
Marc Maron, who plays manager Sam Sylvia, is a well-known comedian with several stand-up specials, a filmmaker himself, and is perhaps best-known for his acclaimed podcast ("WTF with Marc Maron"), which was ranked as the #1 podcast on iTunes for several years running.
Based on the true story of the real GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.
When the girls go to the wrestling event, professional wrestlers Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian make an appearance wrestling each other. They are currently signed with Ring of Honor (ROH) as a tag-team called The Addiction. Also interesting to note, the building they are wrestling in is the American Legion Post #308 in Reseda, CA which is the same building that Pro Wrestling Guerrila (PWG) holds events in.
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Betty Gilpin and Rich Sommer both also appear in the show Elementary.
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The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

There are several references to the mythical Greek king Oedipus and the Oedipus complex in Sam Sylvia's films. In the myth, Oedipus killed his father and married his mother whilst unaware of their true identity. When Sylvia finds out that the plot for his screenplay Mothers & Lovers is similar to the newly released Back to the Future (mother attempts to seduce time travelling son whilst unaware of his true identity), he becomes upset and is next seen lying on the floor of a hotel room. Sylvia is visited by Justine who attempts to comfort him. He attempts to come on to her but she announces that she is his daughter. This mirrors the story of Oedipus, Mothers & Lovers, and Back to the Future.
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