Tuesday, February 07, 2006

G.L.O.W. Diary - The whole story

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Comments, questions, and suggestions are always welcome. Answers aren't guaranteed. And yes, that ending is the one I had planned. It just came a few posts early.

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Tuesday, Week 4, May 1983

I had several surprises when I came in the next morning. First was that none of the girls were there. One or two late, sure. Instead, I was greeted by McLane, gloating like a mouse who had stolen the cheese. This was the second surprise.

"Hello again, Mr. Wideman. I said you hadn't seen the last of me."

"How did you get past security?"

"They work for me now, Mr. Wideman."

I knew what he was saying, but didn't want to accept it. "What are you talking about, McLane?"

"My business partner didn't tell you? She should have. I owned slightly less than half of the company, just as she does."

"You said 'owned'."

"That's right. You know who owned the rest? Go on, take a guess."

I was at a loss. I shrugged.

"You've forgotten our old friends in Nevada already? Yes, I see by the look on your face that you have."

"Damn it, McLane, quit screwing around! You've won. Whatever prick waving contest you thought you were in, you've won!"

His expression turned to anger. He was having fun, and I just spoiled it. "The Hotel Riviera! It was just 2%, but they agreed to turn it over to me for just a small amount of the original investment."

So that explained the sabotage. "You wanted the company to lose money so you could take it over!"

"Exactly! Now I can do the show the way I wanted to in the first place. Women's wrestling is a joke, Mr. Wideman. It's nothing more than an excuse for scantily clad bimboes rolling on top of each other for the amusement of immature men who'd pay top dollar for the priviledge of watching it!
"Those she-males you hired aren't going to impress anybody and the strippers you fired will come crawling back on their hands and knees when I offer them money."

I smiled. Some people are so unreliable, you can count on them being late. While he was going on his little mysoginist rant, Kelly had come in. Her timing was perfect.

"You son of a bitch!"

I was out of a job, but there were a lot of good memories. The look on his face at that moment was one of them.

*

Kelly had contacted the rest of the girls - including the so-called strippers - and told them what she witnessed. By the time she was done, not even hookers would work for McLane.
He eventually relocated to Hawaii, where he got work as an announcer. As for me, I had a book to write.

G.L.O.W. Diary Hiatus

The best laid plans of mice, you know. My save game seems to have gotten corrupted in a crash, so unless there's a fix, this will end prematurely. Not that it would have lasted forever, but I wanted to get to the end of the season, which is two months - 8 more posts - away.
Correction: One month. 4 posts.
The save game is a lost cause, so there's just one more post.

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Monday, Week 4, May 1983

We put 227 asses in seats at the Hollywood-Los-Feliz JCC. Yeah, baby!

Highlights of the recent event between Debbie Dancer and Sally the Farmer's Daughter are played in a video package.[D]
California Doll defeated Vine in 3:20 by pinfall with a Small Package.[C-]
Chainsaw is in the ring when Susie, who calls herself Six-Shooter Susie now, comes out. She says that she accepts the challenge, and will face her in the arm wrestling contest.
Chainsaw is developing better performance skills.[C-]
The Patriots drew with The Anti-Americans in 7:26 following a double disqualification.
Corporal Kelly could use something to freshen her character up. Desiree is improving in Technical skills. Caporal Carrie is improving in Performance skills.[D]
The announcers put over the fact that we'll be seeing Mountain Fiji take on Spike next week.[C-]
Wendi Richter defeated Bambi in 2:45 by pinfall with a Sunset Flip.
Bambi is improving in Performance skills.[E]
That last match killed what otherwise was a good show.[E]

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Monday, Week 3, May 1983

At the Hollywood-Los Feliz JCC, we had 210 people in attendance.

The announcers put over the fact that their will be a tournament for the vacant tag team title starting next week, when we will see The Patriots vs. The Anti-Americans.[F]
Sally the Farmer's Daughter attacks Debbie Dancer backstage, and leaves her down and out.[D]
Vine defeated California Doll in 2:48 by pinfall while using the ropes for leverage.[C-]
Susie Spirit is working out backstage. Chainsaw comes along and challenges her to an arm wrestling contest.
Susie Spirit could use something to freshen her character up.[B-]
Tracy Richards defeated Little Feather in 2:50 by pinfall with a Reverse Bodyslam.[F]
Don Coss is interviewing his client, Beastie. He asks "You've been working at a soup kitchen, handing out toys at an orphanage, and sponsoring children in poor countries. Why?"
"I am trying to make up for all the bad things I've done." she replies.
Beastie is developing better performance skills.[D]
Maddie Menace defeated Victoria in 2:55 by pinfall while using the ropes for leverage.[E]
The show would have been much better if I had put the right girls together in matches.[D]

*

Tuesday, Week 3, May 1983

I told Susie to pick up a pair of cap guns and a cowboy hat for her new gimmick. If I hadn't just started her in a storyline, I could have given her something less silly. Lesson learned.

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Monday, Week 2, May 1983

We had 234 people in the audience at the Hollywood-Los Feliz JCC.

Jackie Stallone announces that the Tag Team title is now vacant due to the injury of one of the holders.
Jackie Stallone could use something to freshen her character up.[C]
Beverly The Hammer defeated Bambi in 2:47 by submission after blatantly cheating.
Bambi and Beverly The Hammer don't seem to click, and it made for an awkward bout.[E]
Vampira is walking around backstage. Corporal Kelly comes up behind her and douses her in holy water. Vampira shreiks in pain![C-]
Corporal Kelly defeated Vampira in 4:56 when Vampira was trapped in the casket.[C-]
After the match, Corporal Kelly opens the lid of the casket. "My friend," says Kelly, "I hope I can give you the peace in death that I couldn't give you in life."
She then takes a wooden stake and drives it into the casket and, presumably, through Vampira's chest. The lid is closed and the casket rolled away.
Vampira is developing better performance skills.[C-]
Debbie Dancer had an interview hyping her upcoming singles match with Sally the Farmer's Daughter.[D]
Sally the Farmer's Daughter had an interview hyping her upcoming singles match with Debbie Dancer.[C-]
Debbie Dancer defeated Sally the Farmer's Daughter in 3:05 by pinfall after using a foreign object.
Sally the Farmer's Daughter seemed off her game tonight.[D]
Spike appears on-screen, and reveals that it was she who assaulted Little Fiji, she was the mystery attacker all along.[C-]
This show was nothing special.[D]

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Tuesday, Week 2, May 1983

When a worker is late for this meeting, I usually give them a warning. When it's the owner, what am I supposed to do? As if it wasn't enough that she was setting a bad example, Jackie came in with Maxine in tow. Great. I hoped that this wouldn't lead to a split in the ranks.

"Jackie, since you're here, it would be a good idea if you got a new gimmick. The fans aren't buying you as the boss anymore."

I wasn't going to say it, but they never bought it to start with. She was so obviously a figurehead, I wouldn't have believed it if she hadn't signed my paychecks herself.

"What do I need a gimmick for? I'm Rocky's mom!"

I admitted she had a point. Maybe that would work as a gimmick?

"Okay, Jackie, make sure you mention that more often. Say, once per broadcast?"

She agreed and that problem was solved.

My other problems were just beginning.

But for now, I was reviving the tag team division in a three team fight for the vacant title which I called The Good, the Bad, and the Gorgeous.