Type
Reality/Game Show
Premiered
Sep. 09, 1989
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
Syndicated TV Network
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American Gladiators (1989)

The teams compete in such events as Power Ball, Assault, The Wall and Hang Tough. The Eliminator round decides the winner of the tournament. This are the Events used during the season: The Pyramid | Assault | Hang Tough | The Joust | Gauntlet | Tug O War | Snapback | Swingshot | BreakThrough & Conquer | Powerball | Skytrack | Whiplash | The Wall | Gauntlet | The Eliminator

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01x14 Second Half Preliminary Round 1 Aired: Sep. 01, 1989

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The show had 4 seasons and 84 episodes air between 1989 and 1996.

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  • Creator John Ferraro's idea for "American Gladiators" was inspired by the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger film "The Running Man".
  • According to Nitro, season seven was supposed to be his last season as an active Gladiator, but he got convinced into going overseas for a season of "International Gladiators." This version…
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    According to Nitro, season seven was supposed to be his last season as an active Gladiator, but he got convinced into going overseas for a season of "International Gladiators." This version of the series was filmed in Manchester, England, and featured Gladiators and contenders from all over the world.
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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…
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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.
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