The founder of the Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling (GLOW), David McLane continues to push equality within the world of professional wrestling with Women Of Wrestling (WOW). Partnered with Los Angeles Lakers owner, Jeanie Buss, who believes in McLane’s vision for WOW.
Originally launched in at the turn of the 21st Century, WOW was what GLOW would have evolved into as 2000 was a far different year than 1987. However, with the internet bust and eventual terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, all things came to quick stop as advertisers were not looking to sponsor another professional wrestling organization, especially after the end of the Monday Night Wars when Vince McMahon purchased his rival, World Championship Wrestling (WCW).
Fast-forward to 2015 with the announcement of the relaunch of WOW with a new deal for 2016 on AXS TV and women’s wrestling was back on TV! Unfortunately, another setback occurred when AXS TV was sold to the Canadian company ANTHEM and WOW was not in the plans moving forward with the new owners, who also owned Fight Network.
Now, two years after the world had been shutdown and we have emerged from our hibernation, WOW thanks to the tenacity of David McLane and Jeanie Buss has signed a deal with Paramount Global (formerly ViacomCBS) to air WOW – Women Of Wrestling on CBS affiliates nationwide.
It has been an honor to having been a fan of David McLane’s work from my childhood watching GLOW into my college years and adulthood being a fan of WOW and now being able to call him a friend.
The new WOW will feature such talent as Miami Sweet Head, Vickie Lynn McCoy and Penelope Pink as a faction with the Fabulous Lana Star as a faction to dominate the promotion. We also will need to keep our eyes on Foxy Fierce and Kandi Krush, two mega-stars in the making. For those that don’t remember, WWE Superstar Nikita Lyons began her career in WOW as Faith the Lioness with the help of head trainer, Selina Majors, known in the Southern United States as Bambi.