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WWE News: New trailer for Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's Titan Games airs at the NBC Upfront event

802   //    15 May 2018, 02:24 IST

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The Rock is setting the challenge for all athletes everywhere to compete in the Titan Games

What's the story?

In February, NBC announced that Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson would star and produce a new athletic competition series called the Titan Games.

At Monday morning's NBC Upfront presentation, a new trailer for the series was unveiled along with how an athlete can apply to be on the show.

In case you didn't know...

With a little over a year left in their television deal with NBC Universal, the WWE had a major presence at this year's NBC Upfront event; which announces what's coming up for the fall season for the network.

As previously reported on Sportskeeda, Stephanie McMahon discussed the Women's Revolution with WWE Raw Women's Champion Nia Jax, Charlotte Flair, and Ronda Rousey.

The heart of the matter

Take a look at the new trailer for the Titan Games that was revealed this morning.

The Titan Games will be an athletic competition similar to American Gladiators, which had two successful runs on television. The original American Gladiators ran from 1989 to 1996; while the reboot, with host Hulk Hogan, ran in 2008 and 2009.

The premise of American Gladiators was to have two male competitors face off with each other and the same with two females.

Their scores would go towards having a head start on the final obstacle course called The Eliminator.


The competitors weren't the only ones on the playing field as there were larger-than-life Gladiators trying to prevent them from succeeding as you can see in the video below

For the athletes who are interested in applying to compete in the Titan Games, they can do so at this link. Filming for the series starts this September, with a premiere date of January 2019.

What's next?

Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for further details of the Titan Games as they become available. As for The Rock, he has yet another blockbuster movie coming out soon with Skyscraper hitting theatres on July 13th.

Author's take...

As a huge fan of the original American Gladiators, as well as the 2008 reboot, I'm excited to see what The Rock has to bring with the Titan Games.

Outside of Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge (that is like American Gladiators without the Gladiators), there isn't anything like it on television.

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I've been a passionate wrestling fan since I was a Little Stinger watching the NWA at my Grandma's house on Saturday nights in the 1980's. Since the start of 2015, I have hosted a pro wrestling podcast called Lost In The Midcard with my good friend Matt Black where we cover all wrestling promotions. My favorite wrestler of all-time is Ric Flair; while my favorite wrestlers today include Dean Ambrose, Kenny Omega, and Kevin Owens.
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