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Matt and Akbar’s genuine excitement is a pure delight

You can’t fake this kind of energy!

If there’s anything American Ninja Warrior fans can count on from hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila, it’s puns and pure joy. As every competitor makes their way down the course, Matt and Akbar are locked in, following their every move and cheering them on to the finish line.

It’s no different on Ninja vs Ninja, except they have to talk a little faster as the Ninjas whip down the course. Akbar and Matt genuinely and authentically want every competitor to succeed and have the best run possible. Need proof? Check out this behind-the-scenes compilation of their energetic responses to the action.

Which leads us to an important question. Who’s more exhausted after a night of competition, the Ninjas, or the hosts?