An unlikely competitor graces the arena of the Japanese-based competition show, and wins the hearts of many despite failing to finish the obstacle course.
A five-ton Tyrannosaurus Rex joins 'American Ninja Warrior' as it goes through the many obstacles the show is known for, proving that despite its tiny arms, it can move like an ancient Japanese warrior.
A plot twist, however, is that the dinosaur is not moving by itself. After all, it is still impossible to bring back the real 65-million-year-old creature from the Cretaceous Period!
It is reported that the man behind the suit is Reko Rivera, who was previously a competitor during the seventh season of the show and unfortunately did not get into the finals. Rivera can now add competing in the show wearing the dinosaur costume as a ‘Total Victory’ on his part.
American Ninja Warrior has been on air since 2009, and requires that all of its competitors be legal residents of the United States, in decent physical shape and be at least 21 years old for the most part. These competitors go through many obstacles that increase in difficulty as they go from one set to another, challenging their strength, agility and athleticism. Once they finish the obstacle course, they get a chance to go to the national championship at The Las Vegas Strip, where they will be crowned the American Ninja Warrior if they beat the rest of the competitors. The show is currently on its eight season and only one man (rock-climber Isaac Caldiero from season seven) has been given the coveted title.