Who’s going to take the money, the car and a new title when American Gladiators rolls out its final round between Alex Rai and Evan Dollard? Gladiator Justice Smith thinks one guy has his name written all over his soon-to-be AG uniform. “Evan looks so strong, that boy is amazing,” says Justice. “He’s setting records, and then breaking his own records. My gestimation is that he’ll take it.”
Encouraging words coming from the 6’8, nearly 300 lb. gladiator who’s soul goal is to take contestants down. “I take care on all the apparatuses,” says Justice about sparring with contestants in the series’ grueling challenges. “And last week I was on fire!”
When American Gladiators returns for its second season, there will be some changes in the format, Justice reveals. “In season one, we really didn’t want to change the game radically too much, for the fans that loved the show back in the day. Next time we’re going to be experimenting with new challenges and new equipment.”
Justice is already prepping, chowing down on protein, cranking up his cardio workouts and practicing his yoga tree pose. “I like when I put my hands in the air because I look so huge doing it,” he laughs.
American Gladiators, season finale, airs Sunday at 7 p.m. on NBC.