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
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Did You Know?
During season two, when the show started becoming a hit, all ten Gladiators demanded a pay raise. When Samuel Goldwyn
said no, they walked out on the production. They later reached an agreement and bumped them up from the union minimum of $700 per episode to $1,000 per episode. See more