Wheel Of Fortune host Pat Sajak ducks for cover as the frustrated player raises his fists after missing out on the $45,000 prize

PAT Sajak almost got into a fight with an angry player after losing in the bonus round.

The wheel of fortune The host threw up his arms to defend himself in case of an attack.

Pat Sajak tried to defend against an angry player


Pat Sajak tried to defend against an angry playerPhoto credit: ABC
Fred Jackson was a previous winner


Fred Jackson was a previous winnerPhoto credit: ABC

Fan Favorites Week continues on Wheel, where the show brings back some of the most memorable contestants for another round.

The winner of Thursday’s game, Fred Jackson, had already banked $75,800 on his first appearance on the show and was hoping to add to that title with another win in the bonus round.

As the last category, Fred chose Phrase. After the R,S,T,L,N,E provided by the show, he added an M,F,C and O.

That left a puzzle that said: T_ME FOR _N _ _ _ R _ _ E

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Fred looked puzzled and let out an audible sigh.

“I think he thought it might be something else” Beat told the audience.

Fred agreed, “Yes.”

The host tried to stay positive.

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“Okay, now you just have to switch gears and think about it. It’s a cliché,” said the 76-year-old. “You have ten seconds. Much luck.”

However, Fred could only summon fake arrows onto the wall.

“Time for a shortcut,” he suspects. “Time for a ride.”

Knowing that time was not his friend in this case, Fred prayed, “Time for a miracle.”

All were wrong. And Fred reveled in his defeat.

“Yes, I need a miracle.”

In the end, the correct answer was: “Time for an upgrade.”

Pat tried to comfort the unsuccessful player by asking, “So what were you thinking when you watched it?”

Fred replied, “Time for an encore. But that is not all.”

“I know,” Pat sympathized. “You’ve got something on your mind and it’s hard to shake it.”


Then Pat revealed how much Fred lost: $45,000. He still walked away with a profit of $21,950 but was obviously finished.

However, no one expected him to become violent.

As Pat wrapped things up, he chided Fred, “You better get out of here without fighting.”

Fred seemed to accept the challenge and raised his clenched fists as if to punch Pat.

The game show legend even raised his hands to ward off a punch.

Then the two started laughing and Fred finally smiled – he even blew Vanna White a kiss.


Turns out Pat had done it argued with Frank in the past.

The drama teacher and part-time wrestler showcased his skills with impressive solutions every single puzzle On his first appearance in March, he hit a rare perfect play and won $75.8K.

“Just because he’s a professional wrestler… do you want me to give him a body slam for you?” The game show the host then asked the other players.

The players answered “yes” to Pat’s question and the longtime TV personality didn’t back down.

After Fred correctly solved the prize puzzle with his mind wandering and gave his father a soulful hug, Pat entered the ring.

While Fred celebrated and literally flexed his muscles, Pat rushed over and wrapped his arm around the contestant’s backwhich puts him in a stranglehold.

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On Thursday’s show, Fred said there was nothing wrong with their wrestling match.

“We wrestle a bit (last time),” Pat reminded his sparring partner during the interview portion of the game.

“We did,” Fred replied, embarrassed. “And you had me so tight that I actually tried to escape.”

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“But you had me,” he continued. “I didn’t want to go anywhere.”

“It was pretty wild.”

Fred lost $45,000


Fred lost $45,000Photo credit: ABC
He and Pat had fought before


He and Pat had fought beforePhoto credit: ABC
Pat put Fred in a devastating headlock during his first appearance


Pat put Fred in a devastating headlock during his first appearance


CELINE CASTRONUOVO is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. CELINE CASTRONUOVO joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: celine@dailynationtoday.com.

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