A truly bizarre Wheel of Fortune moment has gone viral this week.
And the internet doesn’t know what to think!
“I didn’t know what was happening!” wrote one.
“One of the weirdest TV moments I’ve ever seen,” another agreed.
Keep scrolling for the mind-bending video…
Each Wheel of Fortune episode is opened by the hosting duo.
Pat Sajak and Vanna White are nothing short of iconic at this point.
And the pair usually waste no time in introducing the episode’s latest contestants.
Before challenging them to spin the famous wheel and answer questions in the battle for the much-desired cash prize.
The show is filled with memorable moments.
But one this week has taken the biscuit.
The episode started like any other regular edition of Wheel of Fortune.
But things took an unexpected turn.
Pat Sajak has come under fire after he appeared to tackle a contestant.
And his actions have left the internet divided.
“This made me feel kind of uncomfortable,” wrote one commenter.
“Everyone needs to calm down – this is clearly a joke,” added another.
It all happened on the episode that aired March 21st, 2023.
It was an ordinary show, until the 76-year-olds actions took a bizarre turn.
The star player on the ep was a man of many talents, named Fred.
Fred claimed he was a bar trivia host, working as a drama teacher, and a professional wrestler.
Fred also caveated that he gets paid “very little,” for his wrestling.
And that he thinks of the sport more as a hobby “for fun.”
Fred won numerous rounds during the Hawaii-themed episode.
Solving the ‘Pineapple upside-down cake’ puzzle for starters, and going from strength to strength from there.
And it seemed as though Sajak took a little umbrage with Fred’s winning streak.
He was heard joking: “Well, the Fred Fletcher Jackson show continues.”
Lucky Fred got to the final round with $5,700 in the bank.
Totally dominating the other two contestants!
Something Sajak made another joke about!
“To you two, I want to say it happens sometimes – someone just gets really hot,” Sajak says.
Sajak then made a strange offer.
“Just because he’s a professional wrestler…”
He continued: “You want me to body slam him for you? I can do that.”
Fred then continued his winning streak, with a bonus of $40,000 for guessing the final phrase.
And Sajak couldn’t believe it!
In fact, he decided he had to keep his promise from earlier.
Sajak then approached Fred to tackle him!
He attempted to grab the contestant and pull him to the ground for being too good at the game!
Luckily, Fred got away unscathed.
And luckily for Sajak, the pro wrestler didn’t decide to fight back!
“Why didn’t he body slam Pat?” one fan joked in the comments.
Another added: “Fred is a part-time wrestler, so Pat joined with his prowess.”
A third wrote: “That was a good one!! The end was so funny.”
And it was clear the studio audience agreed, as they laughed and applauded Sajak’s stunt.
But even a scuffle with Sajak couldn’t damped Fred’s night.
He took home his $75,800 earnings!
Plus a legendary story that’ll go down in Wheel of Fortune history.
Not a bad night’s work!
Fred even proudly flexed his biceps at the end of the show.
And if you’re interested in more Sajak wrestling, Wheel of Fortune will host a WWE week from 27th-31st March.
Watch the moment that got everybody talking here.
What do you think?