Will full-contact professional jousting be the next extreme sport? For some, it is a real-life passion and thrives outside of the movies and Renaissance fairs. Charlie Andrews leads the “Knights of Mayhem,” a group of modern-day Lancelots and Galahads dedicated to transforming this medieval sport from a staged act to a professional sports phenomenon that will sweep the globe. For these “knights,” jousting is no dinner show. Donning 130 pounds of steel armor, they mount 2,000-pound horses and charge at each other with solid hemlock lances at speeds up to 30-mph, while peering through a quarter-inch eye slot in their helmets. When lance and knight collide, riders struggle to control their horses and absorb devastating impacts with potential for concussions, broken bones and far worse.
It's a season of change and surprises, with one of the closest battles in "Wicked Tuna" history, that culminates in a dramatic nail-biting final episode.
Nat Geo WILD presents the sixth annual BIG CAT WEEK to shine a light on the world’s most majestic big cat species and their struggle to survive.
This is the ultimate quest to uncover the meaning of life.
Go on the hunt to determine which aspects of your personality reveal the Big Cat that roars from within.