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
Last Episode01x14 Second Half Preliminary Round 1 Aired: Sep. 01, 1989
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Original American Gladiators: Season 1, Episode #6 - First Half Quarterfinal ...
Cotton vs. Hund/Williams vs. Shumski
Original American Gladiators: Season 1, Episode #12 - First Half Final Round
Petitto vs. Phillips/Williams vs. Hutson
Series Fun Facts
- Laser is the only Gladiator to appear in every season.
- Creator John Ferraro's idea for "American Gladiators" was inspired by the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger film "The Running Man".
- Tower was the only Gladiator that couldn't compete in the "Skytrack" event, because he was too big to fit in the harness.