Nikki Bella’s NBC reality competition series, “America’s Got Talent: Extreme” will only last one season. The series is most widely known for an accident that nearly killed a contestant. That will ultimately be the series’ legacy, as NBC has opted not to pick it up for a second season.
Deadline reported on the cancelation. While it is bad news for fans of Nikki Bella, the WWE Hall of Famer will still be easy to find on television. Nikki is set to co-host the upcoming USA Network game show, Barmageddon.
Bella served as the show’s host for each of its limited run of episodes. During one segment, a stuntman was suspended 70 feet in the air in a straightjacket hanging from a wire by his feet. Two cars were suspended on either side. As they moved closer, the performer was unable to free himself and was nearly crushed.
The stuntman fell to the ground and hit his head after the fiery collision. The stuntman was unresponsive. Many on set believed he had died.
Fortunately, he was airlifted to a local hospital. After emergency surgery, his life was saved. Jonathan Goodwin is now bound to a wheelchair for life.
There was no indication as to whether the accident was the reason for the show’s cancelation. Only four episodes were ever shot. While Nikki Bella has lost a prime network hosting gig, the new gameshow at USA seems like a very solid consolation prize.
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