Don’t count legendary pro wrestling manager and outspoken podcaster Jim Cornette among those gushing about “GLOW.”
The WWE icon and well-known hothead was asked about the TV series on a recent episode of “The Jim Cornette Experience & Drive-Thru Podcast.” His review wasn’t one for the poster.
“Hated it!” he said, referring to the original run. Cornette then got to Netflix’s recent revival: “I didn’t want to see the original s—, I don’t want to see this s—.”
“The original ‘GLOW’ in the ’80s … was a g—–n clown show f—ing parody of wrestling, with girls — most of them hadn’t even had wrestling backgrounds,” he said. “It was bad comedy, bad scripted bulls—. When I first saw it, my head exploded.”
“I despised the thought of it,” Cornette concluded. “Aw f—, it was so embarrassing.”
“Experience” co-host Brian Last really dug Netflix’s version, however, and he may have even convinced the hard-headed Cornette to give it a try. Listen to their conversation in the YouTube video above.
Created by Liz Flahive (“Nurse Jackie) and Carly Mensch (“Orange is the New Black”), Netflix’s “GLOW” is inspired by the ’80s show “GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling,” a weekly syndicated series that combined on-stage wrestling with sketch comedy. Former GLOW wrestler Ursula Hayden, who now currently owns the company, is credited as a producer and story consultant.