Indeed they did. I remember when they had the Ashes, and when they had some wrestling style feud between Vulcan (he's that mute bodyguard in The World is Not Enough, if you don't remember him) and Wolf.
I thought it was cool how a contestent was so good they got to be a Gladiator (Glacier), and I liked Delta and Blade, but I'd have to say my fave was Commando, because we're a lot alike. Bullied in school, began working out and getting tough, and then joining the commandos. Well, not for me, I enquired, but my ankles I have a real problem with and they were just too brittle for some of the high impact things they'd do like fast roping and such.
Uh, it seems to have gotten a little away from the original topic here (cause that never happens ) but I thought Invasion was great too, unfortunatly my memory card got wiped one day while i was halfway through it and just remembering having to tow all those life pods that were being sucked into a black hole while being shot at by Cardasians has made me squeamish from trying again.