The original, not the revamped version from a few years ago. The first season was totally cheesy, but it got progressively better as the years went on. Those buff male Gladiators made me realize I was gay, and I'd never miss an episode. My favorite Gladiator was that hottie Turbo.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||10/06/2012|
I hope they release the entire original show to DVD.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||03/02/2012|
Same here, OP. I was obsessed with Turbo!
|by Anonymous||reply 2||03/02/2012|
Not gay, but my girlfriend drolled over "Laser" at an auto show I took her to.
I wanted to go on there as Beer Belly, since I was fat but still exercised a lot and could fight.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||03/02/2012|
Me too, R2. So much so that I'd hit record on my VCR whenever he was on. He was so gorgeous, and had a bod to die for. He was HUGE his first year on the show, and got progressively smaller as the show went on (I presume he gradually tapered off the steroids). I remember being mortified when he injured his leg during an game. It was painful to even watch it.
There were rumors about him being gay, but I think that's all they were. He's a high school girls' basketball coach nowadays.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||03/02/2012|
By the way, his real name's Galen Tomlinson
|by Anonymous||reply 5||03/02/2012|
Scroll down for helga! Woof!
|by Anonymous||reply 6||03/02/2012|
You know that "Lazer" was openly gay, right?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||03/02/2012|
Watching Gladiators on suer mornings made me realize I was gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||03/02/2012|
R7 Laser married a porn star named Candy Evans. He lives in Florida and has two kids.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||03/02/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 10||03/03/2012|
Nitro's (Dan Clark's) autobio was really good. He talks about years of steroid abuse, wild sexcapades, his time on AG, and even almost going to bed with a tranny before when he played football on an Italian league.
I remember when Turbo got sidelined because of his leg, they brought on semi-lookalike Tower, who was much taller and bigger than Turbo, but had that smae "look". When Turbo came back, they kept Tower, and they were known as the T and T twins.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||03/03/2012|
R9, I could have sword in was Lazer... so who am I thinking of?
Hot guy, in an interview was asked about his earring, and he just responded that he was gay, and they moved on. It was never a scandal. But I remember it clearly.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||03/03/2012|
Dunno what's up with my typing... "I could have SWORN IT was Laser."
|by Anonymous||reply 13||03/03/2012|
DOA was gay for pay. He did a couple of bottoming scences for Catalina back in the prehistoric early 90's as Tood Marshallbefor he became a roid monster. I believe his bottom scence was in Behind The Barn Door.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||03/03/2012|
[quote] Hot guy, in an interview was asked about his earring, and he just responded that he was gay, and they moved on. It was never a scandal. But I remember it clearly.
No! Sorry but you don't remember it clearly.
This was an urban myth that came to life during the original run of AG, and it was focused on Turbo. There were a lot of gay rumors about him, supposedly based on this interview and the fact that he wore an earring.
I saw the interview myself. At one point the interviewer would start sentences, and Turbo would complete them. The earring subject went something like:
Interviewer: "I wear an earring because...."
And the myth was that Turbo responded with "...I'm gay."
In reality, what he said was "...I can."
That's it. The rest is folklore.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||03/03/2012|
Correct, R15, and the interviewer was supposedly Michael Musto of The Village Voice. That earring just made Turbo even sexier. YUM.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||03/03/2012|
Turbo's misfortunate (and cringe-worthy) injury happens in this video. Afterward, when he's laying on a table backstage, I can't help but want to lick the sweat off of his huge, heaving chest.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||03/03/2012|
[quote] and the interviewer was supposedly Michael Musto of The Village Voice
Definitely not. I would have remembered that.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||03/06/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 19||06/08/2012|
A couple of the female Gladiators came out as lesbians. The butch 'Ice' was on an episode of some HGTV show with her girlfriend a few years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||06/08/2012|
Yep, R20. I wish one of the hot male glads would have done the same thing (particularly Turbo)
|by Anonymous||reply 21||06/08/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/06/2012|
R20 - thanks for the clip!
|by Anonymous||reply 23||10/06/2012|