Here is my opinion after the three or four minutes I managed to stay on the channel:
They should cancel this show and bring it back when they can get some writers to give the contestants and gladiators something interesting to say. Otherwise, just treat them for the HGH/steriod gobbling attention whores that they are and get them to shut the fuck up.
In my first flip to the channel, I saw a woman win on the dangling wrestling circle, and then proclaim that this was the best thing that had ever happen to her in her life.
Did that firefighter guy actually say he grew up idolizing the gladiators? There was an exchange between he and the dude with glasses where the firefighter basically sounded like a complete twat.
I'll paraphrase it:
To the other contestant: "I'm better, stronger, and faster than you and I want it more and I have more talent, and there's no way you're going to win."
To Wolf: "Fuck me in my man pussy."
However, it is good to know that after only a couple hundred years, horse collars and codpieces are back in vogue.