American Gladiators pits everyday athletes against the show's gladiators in contests of physical strength and endurance. The revival of the "American Gladiators" franchise will feature such classic events as The Joust, The Wall, Hang Tough, and Eliminator with upgraded 21st century technology. The show is hosted by Hulk Hogan and Laila Ali.
The semifinals will be determined after a detective from New York City challenges an ex-marine in the men's competition. The ladies side finds a student in a duel against a figure skater.
Returning contestants compete in the semifinals. Ally Davidson from Dallas, Texas will challenge Vanessa Warren from Colorado Springs, Colorado, a mother of three in the female competition. The men's round finds Iraq War veteran Alexander Coates of Baltimore, Maryland, taking on Tim Oliphant from Branson, Missouri.