You may have heard that NBC has revived the American Gladiators franchise for primetime. I had tickets reserved for tonight’s taping that definitely would have been used if if I’d been able to reconcile my preteen nostalgia with the potentially many hours of sitting in a studio and cheering on cue.
Instead, I set out to learn the Gladiator names of other American Gladiators around the world.
- Sweden’s American Gladiators battle it out on Gladiatorerna. In this clip, Phoenix and Raptor manhandle the Attackboll. With cheerleaders and minimalist on-screen graphics.
- American Gladiators in South Africa are known as MTN Gladiators. Watch Gazelle live up to her name on the Pendulum. With pleasant accents and everyone smiles and is very cordial to one another.
- American Gladiators in 1991 go by the name American Gladiators, featuring Malibu, Zap, Lace, and all the rest. I could not find a third international American Gladiator clip.
If you were to pit Gladiator teams from around the world against each other in one arena, make it part of the penal system and introduce a fat, homicidal tenor named Dynamo to the fray, now that’s a taping I would go to.