Former NFL player Akbar Gbajabiamila has a vivid memory of March 25, 2013, as it’s the day he got the call to co-host American Ninja Warrior. A new season of ANW is in full swing (Akbar also works with Matt Iseman on Team Ninja Warrior which has its season finale this Tuesday). During an interview with Gbajabiamila, I asked him how American Ninja Warrior has transformed his life.
The most resonant aspect of American Ninja Warrior lies in the story behind each of the people who work their tails off year round to compete in a seemingly improbably obstacle course. During an interview with American Ninja Warrior’s Akbar Gbajabiamila, Kristine Leahy, and Matt Iseman, I asked them about being part of a program where these universal stories of adversity and triumph are at the forefront.