This is a tough one to talk about, but here we go...
Joe Moravsky has (before Stage One of season 10) stepped up 26 American Ninja Warrior courses. He’s fallen six times total. Four of those times have been on Stage Three. He’s never fallen on Stage One. This is all to say Joe Moravsky is the king of consistency. And yes, we were fully expecting him to make it back to Stage Three, at least.
(Here it comes) On Stage One of season 10, Joe fell on the third obstacle, the Double Dipper. The moment raised a collective scream from the Ninja Warrior fan community.
Just as Matt Iseman was saying, “Joe got through this last year, but it’s caused real problems tonight...”
Akbar read all our minds and immediately ripped into Matt for “jinxing” Joe.
Joe’s face said it all.
That’s Joe’s family on the sidelines. His wife, Stephanie, is on FaceTime.
Stephanie, we FEEL you.
Cutting to Matt and Akbar, the seasoned hosts still hadn’t pulled themselves back together.
The fans... took it hard, to put it politely.
@JoeMoravsky out on stage 1 #ANW still proud of you Joe you'll be back pic.twitter.com/YVU2CPyhl2— steve (@steve2013) August 28, 2018
My Ninja Warrior dreams are crushed @JoeMoravsky has always been my number 1️⃣. This can’t be real— Nikki (@nikkinotz) August 28, 2018
So sorry, joe!! My son was BAWLING his eyes out for u!! Watching u not being able to speak afterwards got me choked up too. We love u and we'll be cheering u on next year! #2019joemoravskywinsit!!!— jen (@piscesautumn) August 28, 2018
@JoeMoravsky I will see you next year! pic.twitter.com/sxGRCoMes9— Gretchen Galman (@vgalmang) August 28, 2018
If there’s one thing all this shows, it’s that there is an immense amount of support for Joe Moravsky. The fans want to see him go far. We want to see him back and want to see him get his revenge!
Your fans will never be disappointed in you Joe. We know you give your all every run. You're a warrior on the course but you're also human. We'll see you bigger and stronger next year.— Toro Matthews (@thesedays_99) August 28, 2018
But also this...
Still me today after last night’s #Americanninjawarrior finals episode @anwnation @ninjawarrior pic.twitter.com/DTTWN8GUps— Traci Prevost (@Tpreevs) August 28, 2018