WWE is involved in many projects and Vince McMahon’s company also realizes how much money there is to make in nostalgia. Now they are dusting off a classic for a new audience that could settle right into a television lineup heavy with shows like Wipe Out and Holey Moley.
Deadline reports that WWE and MGM are teaming up to bring back American Gladiators. The 1989 show still has a cult following and this will also expose a whole new generation to the, sometimes dangerous, world of American Gladiator competition.
MGM and WWE will present a “reimagined version” of the non-scripted reality competition show. It is not noted exactly how they will change things up, but reality television guru Mark Burnett and his team are in charge of things.
Mark Burnett and his team are currently pitching the rebooted series, which is based on the format created by Johnny Ferraro and Dan Carr, to broadcasters and platforms.
We will have to see how American Gladiators will fit into today’s culture. Obviously, Vince McMahon’s company could lend some Superstars to take on the would-be champions. The possibilities seem endless at this point.
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