So we're not even trying to bring back the days of the gladiators of old. Why would we? We live in the f*****g future, so let's drag gladiators kicking and screaming into the modern age. What? No, I'm not talking about actually traveling across time and picking up a bestiarius or two to take on your neighbor's yapping dog, although I'm sure you'd like that, Steve. I'm talking about modernizing the equipment. Iron Man-style. Like so:
Robot Andy Dufresne found the Shawshank Redemption pose
is a lot more effective while holding twin axes.
Such is the ball an Australian up-and-coming fighting promotion known as UWM (Unified Weapons Master) is trying to get rolling. Their rules are simple: It's gladiatorial combat with ancient weapons, only this time everyone's wearing super-advanced, impact-resistant, carbon-fiber armor that enables them to go all out without covering the ring in entrails after two seconds.
Yes, of course the helmets have GoPros. I don't know why you even bothered asking.