I wanted to be a contestant on this show. BAD! 

Prolly would’ve ended in a blood bath since I suck at sports.

American Gladiators is an American competition TV program that aired from September 1989 to May 1995.

The series matched a cast of amateur athletes against each other, as well as against the show’s own gladiators in contests of strength and agility.

The concept was created by Dan Carr and John C. Ferraro, who held the original competition at Erie Tech High School in Erie, Pennsylvania.  They sold the show to The Samuel Goldwyn Company/MGM where the concept was enhanced and became American Gladiators.

An effort in 2004 to launch a live American Gladiators show on the Las Vegas Strip became mired in a securities fraud prosecution. However, TV series was restarted in 2008. Episodes from the original series were played on ESPN Classic from 2007 to 2009. Several episodes are available for download on Apple’s iTunes Service.


Ever try to use the escalator at the shopping plaza as your very own Travelator? 

  1. I used to watch this show all the time as a kid! It was pure awesomeness. Where else could a 270lb muscle freak smack an average joe with a giant foam Q-tip? Nowhere that’s where! As a matter of fact a girl I used to date in the late 90’s had an older brother who blew his knee out as a contestant.

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