Glow: Every Wrestler Cameo On The Netflix Series
By Mat Elfring | @ImMatElfring on
Netflix's hit series GLOW has returned for a second season. The show came back to the streaming service on June 29 with 10 new episodes. GLOW follows a group of women and a horror movie director coming together to create the very first all-women's wrestling federation. Season 2 continues the story showing the wrestling promotion trying to stay afloat and on television, all while adding new concepts to each episode of its program.
While the show is the fictionalized story of a very real GLOW wrestling league that existed in the '80s, it features many cameos from very real wrestlers. One of the stars of GLOW is a longtime professional wrestler who has appeared on both WWE and TNA programming. Additionally, some familiar faces pop up during both seasons that many wrestling fans will instantly recognize. Here are all the cameos from each season of GLOW.
Sadly, Season 2 of the Netflix series doesn't have as many wrestler cameos as the first, there are still a few surprises throughout the 10 episodes. Click here to jump ahead to Season 2 cameos.
Awesome Kong doesn't have a cameo on GLOW. She's a part of the cast. Her real name is Kia Stevens, and she plays Tamme Dawson, whose in-ring name is Welfare Queen. Stevens has been a part of TNA (as Kong) and WWE (as Kharma).
You won't physically see Chavo Guererro Jr. on the first season of GLOW, but he is a part of the show. He was the fight coordinator on the show and trained the cast in the art of wrestling. His name does appear on the show, as the facility where the women trained is called "Chavo's." In addition, one of the episodes was dedicated to his father, Chavo Guererro Sr., who passed away early this year.
There are a couple of reoccurring roles for known wrestlers on the series. The first is George Murdoch who many will know as Brodus Clay from WWE or Tyrus from TNA. He plays Mighty Tom Jackson on GLOW, the sister of Carmen Wade, also known as Machu Picchu. Murdoch appears in two episodes during the first season.
Carly Colon, better known as Carlito in WWE, also appears in two episodes during the first season. He plays Machu Picchu's other brother, Big Kurt Jackson. There was a really cool moment during his second appearance when he was holding an apple, a throwback to his character in WWE.
One of the biggest surprises came from John Hennigan's appearance on the pilot of the show as trainer Salty "The Sack" Johnson. Many people know Hennigan as Johnny Mundo on Lucha Underground. In addition, he had a great run in WWE as John Morrison.
Frankie Kazarian, Marty Elias, and Christopher Daniels
When Debbie heads to her first wrestling event, she is treated to a match featuring the Best Moonsault Ever, performed by none other than Christopher Daniels. He's in the ring with Frankie Kazarian, both having worked in TNA and Ring Of Honor together. The in-ring action also features Lucha Underground referee Marty Elias, calling the Kazarian/Daniels match.
Kevin Kiley Jr. appeared as the wrestler Steel Horse during an episode of GLOW. Many will know Kiley as Alex Riley from WWE and NXT.
One of the most entertaining cameos came from Joseph Meehan as Mr. Monopoly, Steel Horse's arch-nemesis. Many know Meehan as Joey Ryan, who has appeared on WWE, TNA, Ring of Honor, and currently, Lucha Underground.
The woman in between the Steel Horse/Mr. Monopoly rivalry is Crystal, played by Laura James. The real-life wife of Joey Ryan has appeared on Global Force Wrestling.
Finally, Brooke Hogan plays venue booker Amber Fredrickson in one episode of GLOW. Hogan is the daughter of legendary wrestler Hulk Hogan, and she has appeared in both WWE and TNA.
Awesome Kong (Season 2)
While she appeared throughout Season 1, Kia Stevens reprises her role as Welfare Queen AKA Tammé Dawson for Season 2. Aside from wrestling in the ring, she struggles keeping her job a secret from her son who is headed to college.
Carly Colon (Season 2)
Colon, who was once known as Carlito in WWE, reprises his role of Machu Picchu's brother Big Kurt Jackson. We get to see him in the ring in Episode 10.
Chavo Guerrero (Season 2)
Chavo Guerrero Jr. may have worked behind the scenes on Season 1, but he's in the ring taking on Liberty Belle in Episode 10. He plays the character Chico Guapo.