The world-famous dare-devil pulled off a record-breaking stunt - possibly - Friday afternoon on the Wheel of Death. See photos and video.
ATLANTIC CITY — Nik Wallenda came to Atlantic City to perform two death-defying stunts at the Tropicana on Friday, April 29.
One may have broken a world record.
With the week prior devoted to press events and interviews with the media while in Atlantic City for the high-profile stunts, Wallenda was collected and focussed as he performed a high-wire stunt at 11am (EST) and then at 4pm an outdoor stunt while doing acrobatic moves in the gigantic steel "hamster wheel" dubbed "The Wheel of Death."
Reportedly, Wallenda told the media that it will be several weeks before a ruling by Guinness World Records Ltd. "on whether his outdoor stunt qualifies for the world record for performing the stunt off the side of a building."
The Friday stunt was the first time Wallenda, a seventh-generation performer with the legendary Flying Wallendas, had performed — blindfolded for part of the time — it on a building's exterior.
Hundreds of spectators on the Boardwalk cheered for Wallenda as he pulled off his outdoor stunt — off the Tropicana's 23rd floor.
Earlier that day, Wallenda's high-wire act dazzled a crowd gathered inside Fiesta Plaza at The Quarter at Tropicana. (Click here for photos)
Nik Wallenda did it in style. The world famous daredevil pulled off a feat that amazed 150,000 onlookers crowding the beach and Boardwalk in Atlantic City when he walked on a wire 125 ft. above the sand, from Sovereign Ave. and the beach, adjacent to Atlantic Club Casino, and finished 1,500 feet later above the beach at Tropicana Casino & Resort.
Nik Wallenda admitted he was worried as he inched his way across the thin steel wire that spanned two countries.
On June 25, daredevil Nik Wallenda traversed a two-inch wire across countries on June 25, becoming the first person to ever walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
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