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2017: The Year of Wrestling in Pop Culture

Year in reviews are still going on, right? Enjoy the third installment of The Year of Wrestling in Pop Culture.

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Step by Step

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Beautiful Ladies of Wrestling
Season 5, Episode 13
1/12/1996

Because My Name is Earl wasn’t the first sitcom to do a “clever” pun on the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling name, I give you the Step by Step wrestling episode.

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My Name is Earl

My Name is Earl-Logo“B.L.O.W.”
Season 2, Episode 16
2/08/2007

Unlike most sitcoms, My Name is Earl had a high concept which centered on this low-life dude who wins the lottery, but then immediately gets hit by a car. Having learned what karma is, Earl creates a long list of all the people he’s ever wronged and plans to use his money to right those wrongs. In this episode he helps a woman become a Black Lady of Wrestling and also have a baby.

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American Angels: Baptism of Blood (1989)

With Netflix recently announcing that they’ve ordered a comedy series based on everybody’s favorite female wrestling league from the 80’s: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW), I figured I’d finally get around to reviewing the quintessential 80’s women’s wrestling movie, American Angels: Baptism of Blood.

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