Each week on Deadliest Warrior, a new episode will pit two of the most feared warriors civilization has ever known against each other. Along with the use of 21st century science and the latest in CGI technology, each episode enlists warrior-specific world-class fighters and experts to provide insight into what makes these combatants tick, analyzing every facet of their unique skills of destruction, culminating in a head-to-head final fight between two legends of the battlefield that will produce the deadliest warrior. Other highly-anticipated showdowns this season include: Pirate vs. Knight, Taliban vs. IRA, Yakuza vs. Mafia, Viking vs. Samurai, Green Beret vs. Spetznaz, Maori vs. Shaolin Monks, William Wallace vs. Shaka Zulu and Ninja vs. Spartan.
runtime - 42 mins 21 secs
scource - hdtv
The Apache were born warriors - the fiercest and most feared of all American Indian tribes. The Apache defied the odds and fought so ferociously that expansion by Mexico and later the United States slowed to a standstill.
More than a century later, Apache tactics were adopted as a combat model for special forces. Apaches used speed, stealth, surprise, distraction, deception and even the land itself as weapons.
Region: Southwest United States
Weapons: Tomahawk, Knife, War Club, Bow and Arrow
Reign: A.D. 850 - 1886.
Key Battles: Apache Chief Geronimo led his tribe into their last stand against the Spaniards in 1886. This is generally considered to be the end of the Apache reign, but small numbers of the Tribe still reside in reservations in Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma.
Region: Ancient Rome
Weapons: Cestus, Sling, Sica, Scissor, Trident and Net,
Reign: 100BC - AD200
Key Battles: Gladiators were forced to fight in front of crowds for entertainment. If they failed to please the crowd, they were executed. It was kill are be killed.
Gladiators were either captured soldiers from rival armies or condemned criminals selected for their ferocity, strength and skill. In Ancient Rome, they entertained the public with deadly and bloody battles to the death.
To ensure the best spectacle, Gladiators were trained in the art of killing, using a wide range of lethal, crowd-pleasing weapons. Those who survived became legendary heroes. Losers became food for the lions and tigers that also fought for supremacy in the arena.