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Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak tackles contestant in incredibly bizarre moment

Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak tackles contestant in incredibly bizarre moment

The 76-year-old TV icon tooks fans by surprise with this encounter with winning Wheel of Fortune guest Fred.

Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak raised eyebrows in a jaw-dropping moment with a contestant.

It was business as usual for 76-year-old TV legend and long-time Wheel of Fortune host on Tuesday’s episode (21 March) before things took an unexpected turn.

The episode’s star player, named Fred, revealed he has a bunch of talents including being a bar trivia host, working as a drama teacher and a professional wrestler.

Now, the last job mentioned is the one that clearly piqued Sajak’s interest (more on that later), though Fred shared that he gets paid ‘very little’ to take part in the sport, and he likes to wrestle ‘for the fun’.

It was a pretty successful night for Fred as he won numerous rounds during the Hawaii-themed episode. He solved the ‘Pineapple upside-down cake’ puzzle for starters and was on a roll.

Sajak tackled Fred at the end of Tuesday's show.

After guessing countless words correctly, Sajak can be heard joking: “Well, the Fred Fletcher Jackson show continues.”

Fred’s clean sweep meant he was able to progress to the final round with $5,700 in the bank. The two other guests could barely get a word in edgewise (literally) and Sajak gave an hilarious apology to them before jokingly calling Fred a ‘brute’ for doing so well

“To you two, I want to say it happens sometimes – someone just gets really hot,” Sajak says.

“Just because he’s a professional wrestler… You want me to body slam him for you? I can do that.”

Fred took home an extra $40,000 after guessing the final phrase ‘His mind is wandering’ correctly and Sajak – who has hosted the show since 1981 – was in shock.

In keeping with his promise to the two unfortunate guests from earlier, Sajak grabs and tries to tackle Fred while the audience watch and applaud.

Fred was in shock when he guessed the final phrase.

Thankfully, the hilarious moment was all in good fun and Fred survived long enough to take home his $75,800 earnings.

Before being humorously tackled, Fred flexed his biceps happily after guessing the final phrase. His father, who joined him onstage shortly after his final winning moment, stood and watched as Sajak grabbed his son from behind.

“Why didn’t he body slam Pat?” one fan quipped in the comments.

A second viewer wrote: “Fred is a part-time wrestler, so Pat joined with his prowess.”

While another commenter shared: “That was a good one!! The end was so funny.”

Just in case you want to potentially see more of Sajak’s wrestling moves, Wheel of Fortune will host a WWE week from 27th-31st March.

Featured Image Credit: NBC

Topics: Film and TV, Celebrity