- Venue: Planet FunFun, Kerava, Finland
- Years: 1993 - 1994, 2017
- Series: 3
- Episodes: 50
- Gladiators: 20
- Events: 9
- Produced: Harlin & Selin Productions
- Broadcaster: MTV3
Finnish Gladiators (Gladiaattorit)
The Finnish Gladiators burst onto TV screens across Finland for three series in 1993 until 1994.
The show was directed by Hollywood director Renny Harlin, produced by Markus Selin, and filmed at Planet FunFun, a gigantic indoor amusement park.
It was hosted by Juha-Pekka 'JP' Jalo alongside Katariina Ebeling, in Series 1, and Minna Aaltonen in Series 2 and 3. The referee was Jukka-Pekka Schroderus and the assistant referees were Juhani Vesama and Jari Wikman.
Finland competed in the American Gladiators International Challenge Of Champions 2 with their female Contender Minna Karhu winning the show.
Gladiators Salama (Flash) and Terminaattori (Terminator), plus a selection of the best Finnish Contenders, represented Finland in the first International Gladiators series filmed in Birmingham, England, in 1994.
Minna Karhu and Magnus Liljestrand won the first series of Gladiaattorit.
Produced: Harlin & Selin Productions
On 6th April 2017, it was announced that Gladiaattorit would be making a sensational shock return to Finnish TV screens for a brand new series on Nelonen. The new series will be hosted by Heikki Paasonen and recorded at Tampere's Tähtiareenalla. The brand new team of Finnish Gladiators will be revealed in June.
Produced: Aito Media