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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16 September 1989 (USA)  »

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Two days before production on season four began, Gemini, Nitro, Ice, and Zap held a secret meeting. According to Nitro in his autobiography, they demanded that the producers give the Gladiators a portion of the merchandising revenue, or they were going to leave. Samuel Goldwyn said no. Gemini, Nitro, Ice, Zap, Lace #1, Blaze, Gold, and Thunder walked out. Zap changed her mind and went back right away. Ice sat out one season, but went back. Nitro went back after two years when they offered him a deal to compete one last season as a Gladiator, and then co-host the final year with Mike Adamle. The rest never returned. See more »

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Awesome.
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This was the highlight of my teenaged years. To sit down on a Saturday morning and watch American Gladiators. My favorite gladiators were Blaze, Siren and Nitro. I liked Siren because she never let her disability get in the way of becoming a gladiator. She seems normal in every way except for the fact that she can't hear but she could use her other senses , sight; taste and smell, and that's something that I really admire her for. I like Blaze because she's a very strong woman, and she doesn't take any crap from anybody. I thought Nitro was a BABE! Hubba! Hubba! A teenaged girl's delight. :)


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