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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Mike Adamle ...
 Himself - Host (149 episodes, 1989-1996)
Jim Starr ...
 Laser (127 episodes, 1990-1996)
Raye Hollitt ...
 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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During the show's run, creator 'John Ferraro' sent the Gladiators on a ten month, 150 city tour of the country that started at the Superdome in New Orleans. See more »

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Very entertaining show (My ONLY sports show)
5 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One thing that always makes me roll my eyes is hearing about "real sports" versus "dumb sports" - the difference is such a matter of OPINION that it makes me side with the "dumb" ones. So, I might've watched American Gladiators for THAT reason, if no other, since it was DEVOTED to "dumb" sports, including - indirectly - bodybuilding, since so many of them came from that sport. But it was very entertaining in general. But, there was one bigger reason for me - it was full of FBBs (female bodybuilders), and I had just become a thorough-going fan of them, a short time before the show started. So, there was actually a weekly "FBB" SHOW (apart from a very good magazine show on ESPN), even though "Gladiators" wasn't actually promoted that way, of course. It should've been impossible to have a favorite female Gladiator, if it weren't for Lori "Ice" Fetrick. But they were all great.


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