American Gladiators

Season 3 Episode 10

Pro Football Challenge of Champions - White vs. Villapiano vs. Kiick vs. Branch vs. Ham vs. Pruitt

Aired Saturday 12:00 PM Sep 01, 1991 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Eliminator Stats
      Handbike - Gold & Zap
      Tower - Diamond & Ice

    • The Joust Stats
      Gladiator w-l
      Nitro 2-0
      Phil Villapiano 0 pts
      Charles White 0 pts
      Gemini 2-0
      Jim Kiick 0 pts
      Greg Pruitt 0 pts

    • Conquer Ring Stats
      Gladiator w-l
      Nitro 2-0
      Charles White 0 pts
      Greg Pruitt 0 pts
      Tower 2-0
      Phil Villapiano 0 pts
      Jim Kiick 0 pts

    • Break Through Stats
      Gladiator w-l
      Thunder 3-0
      Phil Villapiano 0 pts
      Jim Kiick o pts
      Greg Pruitt 0 pts
      Tower 1-0
      Charles White 0 pts

    • Hang Tough Stats
      Gladiator w-l
      Laser 2-0-0
      Phil Villapiano 0 pts
      Charles White 0 pts
      Tower 2-0-0
      Jim Kiick 0 pts
      Greg Pruitt 0 pts

    • The Assault Stats
      Gladiator w-l-d
      Zap 1-0-0
      Greg Pruitt 1 pt
      Diamond 1-0-0
      Jack Ham 2 pts
      Gold 1-0-0
      Cliff Branch 5 pts
      Blaze 0-0-1
      Jim Kiick 6 pts
      Ice 0-0-1
      Charles White 6 pts
      Tower 1-0-0
      Phil Villapiano 2 pts

    • Atlasphere Stats
      Gemini - no shut out
      Charles White 4 pts
      Tower - no shut out
      Phil Villapiano 6 pts
      Nitro - no shut out
      Jim Kiick 4 pts
      Laser - no shut out
      Cliff Branch 2 pts
      Thunder - shut out
      Jack Ham 0 pts
      Gemini - no shut out
      Greg Pruitt 12 pts

  • Quotes

    • (After holding a shut out in Breakthrough & ConqueR)
      Mike: Tower, Thunder & Nitro. I guess you have every reason to be proud and smiling. Now, granted these guys aren't as good as they once were. There's no question about that. But you did, Thunderm shut out in Breakthrough, shut out 3 of the best running backs in pro football history.
      Thunder: I'll tell you what. I don't care what kind of shape you think they're in, brother. They're in some kind of shape because they were just as quick as can be.
      Tower: They came after us with everything they got and we did everything we could to stop them.
      Nitro: Mike. You never lose the respect and the honor. We gave them that much but we showed then whose home it was, I think.

    • Mike: Gemini, I'm looking at the faces of determination down there. You guys are keyed up for this thing, aren't you.
      Gemini: There's no question about it. Anytime you go up against players of the NFL calibur. You know, they're strong competitors, so we're going to raise the intensity level up to another notch and well be ready for each and everyone one of them.

    • Laser: I'll meet ya up at the top.

  • Notes

    • At the beginning of the episode the Pro Football contenders come face to face with the American Gladiators.
      Jack Ham vs. Gemini
      Charles White vs. Thunder
      Jim Kiick vs. Tower
      Greg Pruitt vs. Nitro
      Cliff Branch vs. Laser

    • Events not competed in this Preliminary Round were Powerball, the Wall, the Maze and Swingshot.

    • Charles White is crowned the first Pro Football Challenge of Champions champion.

    • Charles White won $10,000
      Greg Pruitt won $7,500
      Phil Villapiano won $5,000
      Jim Kiick won $5,000
      Cliff Branch won $2,500
      Jack Ham won $2,500

    • Charles White scored 10 pts
      Greg Pruitt scored 13 pts
      Phil Villapiano scored 8 pts
      Jim Kiick scored 10 pts
      Cliff Branch scored 7 pts
      Jack Ham scored 2 pts

    • This is Gold's last appearance in this season half. Lace and Turbo did not appear in this episode.

    • Zap detains Greg Pruitt for 7 seconds after he falls off the handbike.

    • Greg Pruitt has a 1 1/2 second head start over Charles White.

    • Jim Kiick and Charles White joust each other with no time limit to vie for the Eliminator run. Charles White wins the Joust match.

    • Phil Villapiano is eliminated from the competion after the Joust.

    • Nitro and Gemini shut out the Pro Football contenders in their rounds of the Joust.

    • Thunder, Nitro and Tower shut out the Pro Football contenders in both Breakthrough & Conquer.

    • Before Breakthrough & Conquer, Gold and Diamond come out to compete and then taunt Greg Pruitt.

    • Laser and Tower shut out the remaining 4 Pro Football challengers in Hang Tough.

    • Jack Ham and Cliff Branch are eliminated after 2 rounds.

    • Notice Gold has her left knee heavily wrapped up. She suffered a fracture
      while tackling a contender. This happened in the Preliminary Round 6 that was not shown.

    • Zap, Diamond Gold and Tower shut out the the Pro Football Players in their rounds of the Assault.

    • Elimination Format
      1. Two lowest scoring players out after 2 events.
      2. Remaining 2 lowest scoring players out after 5 events.
      3. Two remaining players face off in the Eliminator.

    • Thunder shuts out Jack Ham in his round of Atlasphere.

    • Charles White is wearing a grey uniform.
      Greg Pruitt is wearing a green uniform.
      Phil Villapiano is wearing a black uniform.
      Jim Kiick is wearing a orange uniform.
      Cliff Branch is wearing an yellow uniform.
      Jack Ham is wearing a lt blue uniform.

    • Editor's note: I believe this episode was taped after the Preliminary rounds for both 1st and 2nd half were done due to the absence of Lace and Turbo and the presence of Tower and Gold.

  • Allusions