One week late but all the wiser, Em and special guest Lindsay RaeGun discuss episode one of the new season of WOW Superheroes. While WOW's syndication deal may give the show access to markets nationwide, does a TV-only deal work in the modern age of streaming? More importantly, was WOW's premiere episode worth the wait (and the scramble to find it)?
This week, while we wait patiently for the new season of WOW to hit streaming, we offer our listeners another previously-exclusive episode from the G&G Patreon - Grit, Glitter & GLOW, Episode Two, covering the second episode of Netflix's GLOW, Season One. Val & Em explore the meaning of sisterhood, exploiting pregnancy trauma, and the special bond between Sam & Debbie.
Remember, all G&G bonus podcasts are available to our Patreon subscribers at $5 a month, so visit www.patreon.com/gritglitterpod to subscribe for more Grit, Glitter & Glow, plus Women's Wrestling Entertainment, where we trace the history of women in the WWE.
Next week, Em will be joined by Lindsay Rae Gun to talk about the new season of Women of Wrestling!
Harley, Em, and Val Pancakes surf the world wide web up to the Pacific Northwest for Casgaydia! Brian Bell, host of our sister podcast LGBT In The Ring, joined up with Washington promotion Without A Cause to present a night of wrestling including Sandra Moone vs. Max The Impaler, Keita vs. Ashton Starr, Dark Sheik, Kikyo, tiny tables, & more.
Em, Mayydayy, and friend of the show Kristen Ashly discuss the women's action (all three matches of it) from AEW All Out 2022. From ACTUAL intergender wrestling to underwhelming feud finishes to a fabulous four-way for a (sigh) interim women's champ, they discuss the current state of the division, the strengths of its roster, and the continuing weaknesses of its booking.
Remember to check out the G&G Patreon for bonus podcasts, weekly newsletters, and more! Subscribing at the $1, $5, or $10 tier not only gives you access to bonus content but allows us to put more money into the hands of promotions that create the independent wrestling you love.
Harley & Emily present the third installment in their series "Living Legends." With this series, we strive to present a definitive look at the lives and careers of some of your favorite active independent wrestlers. Where did they come from? How did they get to where they are today? And why are they so beloved?
This time: it’s Jazz! From ECW to NWA, through WWE, Shine, and WSU, through starting her own promotion, birthing twin daughters, and becoming the final WWF Women's Champion. This is the story of the 50-year-old Female Fighting Phenom.
Our playlist for this episode:
Jazz vs. Jason, ECW Heat Wave, 7/18/1999
Jazz vs. Trish Stratus vs. Lita vs. Ivory vs. Mighty Molly vs. Jacqueline for the WWF Women’s Championship, WWF Survivor Series, 11/18/2001
Jazz vs. Trish Stratus for the WWF Women’s Championship w/special referee Jacqueline, WWF Royal Rumble, 1/20/2002
Jazz vs. Trish Stratus vs. Lita for the WWF Women’s Championship, WWF WrestleMania X8, 3/17/02
Jazz vs. Victoria vs. Jacqueline vs. Trish Stratus for the WWE Women’s Championship, WWE Judgment Day, 5/18/03
Jazz vs. Sara Del Rey, Shine Shine 1, 7/20/12
Team Original Divas Revolution (Jazz, Mickie James, & Victoria) vs. Team Shimmer (Candice LeRae, Solo Darling, & Crazy Mary Dobson), Chikara King Of Trios, 9/2/16
Jazz & Jordynne Grace vs. Killer Kelly & Renee Michelle in the Knockouts Tag Team Championship tournament, Impact Impact On Axs, 12/1/20
Harley talks to promoter Spice Spiegel about her new show, Black Girl Magik 2, ahead of it arriving on streaming services this week. She discusses how this one came together, the main event of Trish Adora vs. Karen Bam Bam, storytelling in wrestling, and the un-retirement of Faye Jackson.
Megan and Jacqui take a look at the career of the original #girlboss, Stephanie McMahon.
We’re living in a post-Vince McMahon world and it’s not Shane-O-Mac who took over his grandfather’s business. They highlight the many hairstyles and child bride attempted-marriages of the billion-dollar princess, following her from Authority figure to CBO to becoming the most powerful woman in professional wrestling.
Emily and Harley discuss all the matches at Wrestle Queerdom including Edith Surreal vs. Veny, Candy Lee vs. Gisele Shaw, and Kidd Bandit vs. Don't Die Miles as well as rumbles, foot races, doors, and trans guys.
Plus: Brian Bell (LGBT In The Ring) drops by to help unpack all of the baggage surrounding the show that drew attention away from the hard work of the performers themselves.
Harley, Em, and Mayydayy spotlight brand-new New Jersey promotion Garden State Pro Wrestling and watch their debut show, Welcome To Eden.
Where did this promotion come from? How did they book names like Josh Alexander and Davey Richards on their first show? We attempt to answer these questions and watch Taya Valkyrie vs. Trish Adora, Miyu Yamashita vs. Janai Kai vs. Billie Starks, and more. You gotta hear this one episode. It will change your life, I swear.
Season 8 kicks off with G&G running on backup power but we persevere! Harley talks to Alyssa Marino about commentating for promotions like Women's Wrestling Army, her past lives as Kat Marino and Kathy Campanelli, finding her bearings again after getting released by NXT during a pandemic, and which cereal mascot is the best.
Plus: Em is joined by G&G first-timer Don Halliwell to discuss their live experience at MV Young's Backyard BBQ!