American Gladiators (1989–1997)

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The teams compete in such events as Power Ball, Assault, The Wall and Hang Tough. The Eliminator round decides the winner of the tournament.

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Series cast summary:
Mike Adamle ...
 Himself - Host (149 episodes, 1989-1996)
Jim Starr ...
 Laser (127 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Zap (110 episodes, 1989-1995)
Larry Thompson ...
 Himself (Referee) / ... (106 episodes, 1991-1994)
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 Hawk (104 episodes, 1991-1996)
Galen Tomlinson ...
 Turbo (101 episodes, 1991-1996)
Lori Fetrick ...
 Ice (96 episodes, 1991-1996)
Danny Lee Clark ...
 Nitro / ... (95 episodes, 1989-1996)
Michael M. Horton ...
 Gemini (81 episodes, 1989-1993)
Larry Csonka ...
 Himself - Host / ... (78 episodes, 1991-1993)
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 Diesel (77 episodes, 1993-1996)
Erika Andersch ...
 Diamond (70 episodes, 1991-1993)
Sha-Ri Pendleton ...
 Blaze / ... (69 episodes, 1989-1993)
Steve Henneberry ...
 Tower (65 episodes, 1991-1994)
John Harlan ...
 Himself - Announcer / ... (65 episodes, 1990-1993)
Marisa Pare ...
 Lace (60 episodes, 1989-1993)
Shirley Eson ...
 Sky (60 episodes, 1993-1996)
Lynn 'Red' Williams ...
 Sabre (60 episodes, 1993-1996)
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A seasonal competition in which two men and two women compete against each other and a roster of "American Gladiators". Events include, The Assault, Joust, The Wall, Breakthrough and Conquer, Hang Tough, Powerball, and many others, all culminating in the final event, "The Eliminator", a difficult obstacle course race. Every season there is a tournament to determine its "Grand Champion". For two seasons, there was an "International" competition taped in England where the champions from 4-6 countries competed similarly. Written by Brian Reiss <reissbrl@notes.udayton.edu>

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Lisa Malosky was the only female host throughout the series run, and was also the only one without NFL experience. See more »

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Guilty pleasure
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I'll admit that as a person who does not count themselves a sports fan and who shies away from almost all shows involving actual real physical activity, the American Gladiator show pulled me in from nearly the beginning.

I think that the part I truly enjoyed was all of the interesting contests and the changes to the contests that made it different from everything else out there. I mean, anyone can watch a group of football players who have been training and practicing for this one sport since they were children, but the gladiator contestants were every day people who had no idea what specific events they were going to have to do when they joined.

The fun names of the players, the interesting and yet fairly safe events, and the excitement of seeing the person you've rooted for take home the prize. Yes, I would very much like to see the show on the air again, or even on DVD.


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