'American Gladiators' Equipped for 'The Incredible Hulk'
'American Gladiators' Equipped for 'The Incredible Hulk'
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
If you didn't catch yesterday's episode of American Gladiators, then you missed the very special sneak peek of the new Hulk Mega Hands, which is expected to hit store shelves nationwide in October. The promotion was part of a special The Incredible Hulk-themed episode of American Gladiators in line with launch of Universal Pictures and Marvel Studios' new action-thriller The Incredible Hulk, which hits theaters on Friday, June 13.

During the special episode, American Gladiators featured the popular Hulk Smash Hands, which included sound effects such as growls, wall crashes and a warning to enemies to avoid making you angry, that activate when the fists bash into anything.

To up the ante, the Gladiator arena was hued “Hulked Out,” while gladiators and in-studio audience members “Hulked Out” by wearing the Hulk Smash Hands as they channel their inner green super hero.  The show also introduced a “Hulked Up” Titan and gave an exclusive sneak peek at the new Hulk movie.

Best of all, Lou Ferrigno, who played the lead character in the popular 1970s TV show, made a guest appearance in this special American Gladiators episode.

Meanwhile, viewers can look forward to yet another exciting episode of American Gladiators next week.  For the first time in American Gladiator history, two married couples will contend on the same night in Gladiator arena for the ultimate prize.  Sales rep Ally Davidson from Dallas, Texas and social worker Kendra Sirignano from Tempe, Arizona come to blows on the women's division, while Ally's husband financial advisor Jeff Davidson contends with Kendra's spouse wrestling coach Aaron Simpson.  Of course, the excitement only builds up as only one man and one woman can move on to the semi-finals.

Catch a new episode of American Gladiators, hosted by Hulk Hogan (Hogan Knows Best) and Laila Ali (Dancing with the Stars), every Monday at 8pm on NBC.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: NBC
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