I also saw a version of this event in the Australian Gladiators. I didn't even know Australia had a version. The item there looks very much like the US bone and again, it looks like people were getting injured on every show from that event.
There's only one episode of Knights & Warriors on Youtube. Sadly, a forgotten classic.
They had a version of Joust, which is a natural fit for the theme, but it's on treadmills. Loads of injuries.
There's also an event called the Pit. It's a giant bowl that's being rocked and the two contestants try to pin each other with big foam matresses. I think everybody got injured on that one.
They had some interesting events. The final event is pretty stupid. A target shooting thing. Also, instead of having it be a one on one competition, they were random man/woman teams. That was a poor decision.
They also didn't have the budget of American Gladiators so they couldn't afford muscular female gladiators (or warriors). So instead, they got a few skanks and a fat chick.
It was similar to the early American Gladiators in the sense that the warriors were antagonistic to the competitors. It was clearly done in a jokey manner but still it's better than the "let's all be friends" style of American Gladiators from seasons 2 onwards.
There were also dumb skits. The only one I remember is one of the male warriors doing like a military drill of the warriors. He's said "stomach in, chest out" to each warrior and then when he got to some top-heavy skank warrior (Steel Maiden, I think) he smiled and said "good job" or something.
It seems that the fat chick was somebody named Dot Jones and was a legitimate arm wrestling champion.
Still, being an arm wrestling champion doesn't mean that you're strong, does it? She certainly didn't have a body builder's physique.
"Openly lesbian". No surprise there.
And actually, looking at pictures of Steel Maiden, she is a bodybuilder and has a muscular physique and big fake tits.
I remember getting a phone call from my friend about this show. "Turn to change 56. There's a show like American Gladiators". I don't know what the channel was but it was some little-known channel that nobody ever watches.
Sure enough, it was an American Gladiators rip off. It blew my mind. That's how big American Gladiators was. You had kids calling up other kids excited even about the prospect of rip off American Gladiators.
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