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American Gladiators 

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 ...
Raye Hollitt ...
Larry Thompson ...
 Himself (Referee) / ... 106 episodes, 1991-1994
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Galen Tomlinson ...
Lori Fetrick ...
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Michael M. Horton ...
Larry Csonka ...
 Himself - Host / ... 78 episodes, 1991-1993
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Erika Andersch ...
Sha-Ri Pendleton ...
Steve Henneberry ...
John Harlan ...
 Himself - Announcer / ... 65 episodes, 1990-1993
Shirley Eson ...
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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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1 January 1989 (USA)  »

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Cheryl Baldinger, who starred as Sunny, one of the original six American Gladiators, injured her ankle during "Breakthrough and Conquer" on a semi-final episode in the first season. She never appeared on the show again and nothing was said about her absence from the show or injury. See more »

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Awesome.
22 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

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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