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)
...
 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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Amerikai gladiátorok  »

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Because of the steroid scandal that rocked Vince McMahon and the WWF, sponsors started demanding the Gladiators be drug tested. In his autobiography, Nitro, who now openly admits his steroid abuse problems, said they were given six weeks advance notice before the tests. While he didn't out anyone else, he explained that this allowed him to get the drugs out of his system, and then after the tests were over, get right back on them. See more »

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Referenced in Tosh.0: Foul Ball Couple (2011) See more »

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Watched it almost every Saturday Night
22 March 2000 | by (Mentor, OH) – See all my reviews

I remember this show very well. When I was around 12, I watched this almost every Saturday night. It was a very amazing show. The events were great, it couldn't bore you, it was a very high-technical show. To me, it was almost olympic like. I don't think there will ever be anything close to it.


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