Three time WWE Women’s Champion and original GLOW star Ivory was recently interviewed by USA’s “For the Win” to share her reaction of the newly adopted GLOW Netflix Series, why she believes the show has been long lasting and her thoughts on the WWE Women’s Evolution. Highlights of the interview below.
Reaction to Netflix’s GLOW Series: “I thought it was a perfect thing to make a show from. As far as telling our story and whether it was true to life, I thought they made a good mix. I’m glad it’s not a documentary because it’s probably going to be way more entertaining with the really good writers and producers who put it together.”
On why GLOW has been long-lasting: “I understand it now because I worked with the best of the best, but I didn’t get at first that people have an extreme passion for wrestling and the wrestlers. The fans are really intimately connected with each wrestler. I also think that anything that has a collection of women, there will be a sisterhood that people will relate to whether they are guys or girls. There is a power to sisterhood. I also have come to learn that we had a large gay population that appreciates GLOW. In the mid-1980s, there wasn’t a representation of gayness on television. Our glitter and our goofiness and our great costumes made in Vegas; the cheekiness and campiness of the show, it turns out little boys who were gay coveted our act. I went on one of the GLOW cruises last February and all the fans were gay guys. We had so much fun together. That was a new education to me. They said, ‘My God, you were a pinnacle person in my life as a youngster. I felt like you guys were me on TV.’ That gave it richer importance in my life to hear that. There is a real power to what you represent when you go in front of people.”
Thoughts on WWE’s Women’s Evolution: “They’re wrestling. They are entertaining to me now. A few of them had different types of bodies. I was very pleased to see that things have come far, far away from the Diva Search days where it was, ‘Let’s have a bunch of girls in bikinis flop around and look stupid so the public can vote them on or of the show.’ ”
Ivory also discusses which of Netflix’s GLOW characters she sees herself in, first training to wrestle and first arriving to the WWE.
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