NYDN – Friday is just another day for daredevil wire walker Nik Wallenda, even though he’ll be crossing a tightrope over raging Niagara Falls. No biggie for the seventh-generation member of the famous Flying Wallendas. “Nothing really special,” Wallenda, 33, says of how he’ll spend the hours beforehand. “We say a prayer before I do my walk, but nothing too exciting or out of the ordinary, to be honest.” But there’s nothing mundane about the feat, airing live on ABC Friday during the 9-11 p.m. special, “Megastunts: Highwire Over Niagara Falls — Live!” It’ll be preceded at 8 p.m. with “Countdown to Niagara: The Greatest Megastunts of All Time.” Wallenda will walk from the U.S. to Canada across a 1,550-foot tightrope, suspended 173 feet above the falls. He’ll attempt to cross the Horseshoe Falls, the two largest and fiercest of the three Niagara Falls. ABC is requiring that Wallenda wear a harness for the stunt, stating, “We want it to be exciting and thrilling, but we also want every parent in America to know that we’re going to make it comfortable for them to watch with their kids.” Wallenda was reluctant to agree to this at first, but gave in. “I respect what I do,” he says. “I’m not scared of it, that’s for sure. But I realize that there is danger involved in what I do.”
No biggie for the tight rope walker? Uhhh yeah no shit it’s no biggie. Bro is wearing a safety harness. If he falls literally nothing happens. He just hangs there and gets reeled in and rescued. Wow what a daredevil. No wonder he’s not scared of it. Seriously if this tight rope walker had any respect for himself or his craft 2 seconds before go time he would rip that harness off and flip ABC the middle finger and tell them to go fuck themselves. Walk that shit like a real tight roping daredevil boss. 55 MPH winds 173 feet above two of the fiercest waterfalls? I’d watch the shit out of that. But this pussy all strapped up in his tether like wrapped head to toe in pillows with a binky in his mouth? No thanks. Might as well just go watch somebody climb the rock climbing wall in the gym and save myself a Friday night.