WHEEL of Fortune fans have accused the beloved game show of doling out a bonus puzzle on Thursday that felt like a stretch.
WWE star Natalya and her partner Grant flipped out after losing a Ford Bronco not guessing “Wide Boulevards.”
ABCWWE star Natalya and Grant couldn’t guess ‘Wide Boulevards’ – he shaded: ‘Oh ok’[/caption]
ABCWhen Pat Sajak revealed they missed out on a car Grant turned his back to the camera[/caption]
Wheel of Fortune is hitting the mat this week with a special WWE tournament.
Each night, three regular players are paired with pro wrestlers, and the top three teams will go head-to-head on Friday.
Kofi Kingston, The Miz, and Natalya were paired with three regular contestants for the latest installment.
Natalya along with Grant edged out Monday’s winner to become one of the three final teams with $19.5K – though they didn’t win the prize puzzle and looked peeved about it.
They were asked for a two-word solution having selected the category “Places” and even got an extra consonant to use.
They picked a BHAGD and the puzzle read as _ _ DE _ _ _ LE _ _ ARDS
They got to “wide” but could not get to Wide Boulevards.
When the full puzzle was presented after the 10-second timer, they just stared.
“Wide Boulevards!? Oh ok,” Grant shaded.
He physically turned away from the camera having lost out on a Ford.
“But listen, you’re coming back tomorrow!” Pat Sajak, 76, comforted.
Fans drive to Twitter where they expressed distaste over the costly puzzle.
“WTF is ‘wide boulevards’ ??” one wrote.
“Wide boulevards??? Come on!!” blasted another.
Last night, Big E. and his partner advanced to the finals of the special a top three score of the week – the WWE wrestler told Vanna White he’d be “saving her kisses for later.”
And on Tuesday, WWE star Austin Theory and his partner Ray also secured a finals slot despite bothering some fans since Austin competed with his shirt completely open.
Those pairs as well as Natalya and Grant will face off tomorrow thus concluding the brief new special.
‘ARE THEY TRYING TO BE TRICKY?’
Contestant Elizabeth Sanchez told all to The U.S. Sun after competing on March 6th’s episode.
She was the big winner with $19,100 and went to the bonus round, choosing “around the house” as her category and four additional letters of “J, Y, O, and H”.
The two-word puzzle read: “__N_Y J_R”
She guessed: “Jar…funny jar…” but couldn’t get to “Candy Jar.”
This especially hurt since she had earlier revealed her 2-year-old “wanted a car for her new car seat” the prize turned out to be a Chevy which she told The Sun she was earnestly in the market for.
Elizabeth did not mince words about whether she thought “Candy Jar” was fair as fitting the category – or about if the beloved game show could punch up its final puzzles in general.
“I have mixed feelings about it. I honestly for me did not think that was going to be the final puzzle.
She exclusively said: “I know a lot of people that don’t necessarily have candy jars at home.
“That’s the reason why I automatically thought it was either ‘honey or money.’ But once I saw the H and O didn’t light up I didn’t bother to say money.”
“I mean, when I think of a candy jar I think of a convenience store that used to sell ten-cent candy or even a pharmacy or a doctor’s office.”
“But even then a doctor’s office is like a candy dish – you don’t necessarily have a Candy Jar. Are they trying to be tricky?”
‘WHO THINKS JOGGING IS FUN?’
Another contestant, Ben Tucker, recently went viral for clapping back at Pat after missing a big payday for his prize puzzle “Taking a Quick Jog” under “Fun and Games.”
“Well, you see, I don’t consider jogging ‘Fun and Games,’” Ben half-joked after not being able to guess it.
Elizabeth told The U.S. Sun she agreed this was “the greatest example” of a player losing on a bonus prize over a puzzle that could have been punched up.
“Because at the end of the day, who considers going out for a jog or exercising as fun and games?
“I like the fact that he called them out on it in a fun cheeky way.”
Who really thinks of jogging as fun?”
Other puzzles that cost players huge winnings this season have been called plain ridiculous, like one that wound up being “Foamy Milk” and another “A Peculiar Quirk.”
ABCThe WWE bonus miss comes as contestant Elizabeth Sanchez told The Sun she had ‘mixed feelings’ about her bonus puzzle[/caption]
ABCShe also said ‘Taking a Quick Jog’ was the ‘greatest example’ of a prize puzzle not fitting the category[/caption]
ABC‘Are they trying to be tricky?’ she wondered about the regularly off-kilter prize puzzles contestants miss big prizes over[/caption]