It pitted amateur athletes against one another and muscle-bound goliaths for our enjoyment and lasted for seven seasons in syndication in the early 1990s before being restarted for a brief time a couple of years ago.
American Gladiators was known for the tackles, for cool action nouns for names like Nitro, Lace, Blaze and Laser and for the Eliminator, a large obstacle course that featured a balance beam, a swing on a rope over a wall and a 20-foot climb up a cargo net.
You can try some of these obstacles for yourself at the Challenge Course at James Island County Park on Friday, May 20. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., you can experience the excitement of walking across a cable then taking a zip line ride down a 200-foot cable.
For adventures ages 18 and up, you can travel eight miles from Abberly at West Ashley east on Savannah Highway then south on Folly Road towards Riverland Drive.
You can register in advance or on-site at the Climbing Wall. Call (843) 795-4386 for more information.
Photo via Charleston County Parks & Recreation