Memorial Day night (in the US), let us celebrate some of the rights our
troops have fought for, like the right to get the crud beat out of you
by a pugil stick. Itís time for Gladiators.
5í3Ē 115 lbs
5í1Ē 122 lbs
is how their names are spelled. Iím not big on it either.
the ladies start off with Pyramid. Crush and Phoenix are on the job.
The contenders try a unique approach: trying to fling the Glads down to
the bottom and then get to the top. Theyíre less than successful, and
they start off with goose eggs.
5í10Ē 165 lbs
NJ Public Works
5í9Ē 200 lbs
side note: Brick is deaf, and in order to hear, heís wearing a surgical
implant and amplifier.
the action. Itís Hang Tough time, and that means itís Wolf on the
prowl. Brick is able to survive the full minute, but thereís this whole
thing about getting into the scoring zone that he failed to do. Toby
went down the old-fashioned way, so we end the first event with a quad
full event of the night is the Joust, and that means Crush will be
delivering the hits. De was on the wrong end of a haymaker and dropped
her stick. Tiff went down in a more conventional manner, so theyíre
still scoreless. On the menís side, Titan gets a break as Justice gets
his first crack on the platform. He starts out strong, delivering a
steady stream of pain to Toby, eventually knocking him down. Brick is
better off, pushing both he and Justice off at the same time, but the
replay shows that Justiceís left foot is the last one to leave. That
means he wins, and there are still four 0ís on the board after 2 events.
will certainly break the shutout; itís Rocketball. Jet and Venom will
be leaping into action tonight. Tiff applies the up-and-under approach
to moderate success, winning 5-4. The men have to deal with Titan and
Zen. We get some wicked hits, but no leader. At halftime, itís 4-up
start the second half with Earthquake and the new female Gladiator,
Steel. De and Steel hang from a wire, but as time expires, itís only
good for 5. Tiff is able to take Steel down to the depths for the full
10, so itís 15-9 in her favor.
the men we go and Vertigo. Rocket will be manning the poles. He does
seem to get the hole shot over Brick, but the Public Worker was able to
pass him and win in 32 seconds for the full 10. Toby is not so lucky,
but he was able to make it into the scoring zone within 39 seconds, so
the deficit is only 14-9.
another full event for round 5, and itís new. Meet Tilt, kinda like Tug
of War, but the Gladiator is on a higher pedestal. Hellga takes the
high ground and is able to work over Tiff, but De is able to knock her
off balance and gets 10 points worth of cannonball. She now takes the
lead 19-15. On the menís side, Toa will be tugging. Toby trips and
goes splash, but Brick is able to get the Glad off to the side and into
the drink. He now leads 24-9.
event is Skytrack. Venom and Crush give chase on the ladiesí side, and
it doesnít take too long for both to be victorious. Militia and Zen get
strapped up to go on the menís side. Toby doesnít get that far, but
Brick leaves Zen in the dust. 32 seconds later, Brick gets the win and
a 34-9 advantage heading into the Elminator.
with the women. Deís 19-15 lead turns into a 2 second head start, but
that evaporates in the pool. Tiffaney is able to get a lead at the
bottom of the net, but thatís gone by the top. De is able to reclaim
the lead, but she falls off the handbike. Tiff gets ahead once more,
and even though the Travelator brings the two together, she gets up
first and wins with a time of 2:57. On the menís side, Brickís 12.5
second lead is just too big, even for this Eliminator. Despite
dislocating his arm after falling into the Pyramid, he wins in 2:10, and
thatís good for the 2nd spot on the leaderboard. Toby,
surprisingly enough, isnít too far behindÖ2 and a half, maybe?
more have added their names to the list of champions. Whoís next? Tune
in next week and find out.