A guest on Wheel Of Fortune named Nura Fountano may have intentionally thrown a round so that her fellow vet, who hadn’t won any money up until that point, could win.
At least that’s the theory of some people who saw the round, as Nura made some incredibly ridiculous guesses on a couple of occasions, and passed on other attempts, eventually allowing a vet named Steve to win some cash.
Nura’s responses, such as calling for the letters ‘Z’ and ‘X’, caused host Pat Sajak to double check with her to make sure he had heard correctly.
Via Fox News Insider:
“Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak was left stumped, along with many viewers on social media, when a contestant made some unheard-of guesses during the lightning round.
Nura, playing alongside fellow service members during the show’s Veterans Week, raised eyebrows when she guessed “Z”, “X” and then just passed entirely.
But it was after the puzzle had been solved and all three veterans walked away with some cash that Sajak flat-out asked her what she was thinking.
“May I ask you a question?’ Sajak asked. “You called some unusual letters in that round?”
Nura responded, “That’s what I saw.”
Sajak surmised that this was an “unsatisfactory answer” which also led people on social media to speculate she had thrown the round.
— Retro Rager (@retrorager) November 11, 2015
Did Nura throw the round to let a fellow vet win some money? You decide…
Both game shows Wheel Of Fortune and Jeopardy! celebrated Veterans Day by having all veterans as participants for the week.
Comment: Do you think Nura lost the round on purpose to allow her fellow vets a chance to win?