David McLane

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David McLane

David McLane


Wrestling promoter, television producer

Years active

Known for
Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW)
Women of Wrestling (WOW)
Pro Beach Hockey
World Roller Hockey League
World Wrestling Association (WWA)
Triple Crown of Polo (TCP)

David B. McLane is an American businessman, known primarily as a wrestling promoter and television producer. He was the creator of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling and WOW! Women of Wrestling, both nationally syndicated series. He also created the ESPN series of the World Roller Hockey League, Pro Beach Hockey and the Triple Crown of Polo. All of these programs are termed “properties” under his company banner David McLane Enterprises, Inc.[1]


1 Early life
2 Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling
3 Roller Hockey
4 Women of Wrestling
5 Polo
6 Marketing
7 References
8 Further reading
9 External links

Early life[edit]
McLane grew up watching professional wrestling on television with his older brothers and attended live events in his hometown of Indianapolis. As a teenager he launched the Dick the Bruiser Fan Club, selling photographs of the wrestling star and other local professional wrestlers through mail order.[2] Bruiser brought McLane in to work in the office of Bruiser’s Indianapolis-based wrestling promotion World Wrestling Association (WWA). There he learned the ropes of promotion and marketing, eventually became the ring announcer and match commentator.[3]
While continuing to work for the WWA, McLane started his own promotional company to promote live events and concerts throughout the Midwest, including the stadium presentation of the Budweiser Country Concert Tour and marketing of such groups as New Edition[4] in select markets.
While looking at other ideas to promote, McLane pushed for more serious storylines among the women wrestlers of the promotion including Princess Jasmine and Candi Devine.
Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling[edit]
McLane began the first-ever all women’s wrestling television program in 1986, the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW). GLOW was a syndication ratings success, achieving superior ratings to the WWF’s syndicated Superstars series, which launched at the same time and was frequently shown in adjacent timeslots on the same stations. Shot in a showroom at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the show garn