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Full Metal Jousting Starts Tonight On A&E

The other night my partner came home and saw my pile of preview discs from A&E and his eyes lit up.

A&E is a Foxtel channel that aims at the the male viewer and it is mainly reality TV and since it started in March this year the ratings for some shows have been pretty good. Basically it is the males version of Lifestyle You.

One prize the channel could take out would be the station with the best named program names on TV.

Lady Hoggers, Swamp People, Deals From The Dark Side, World’s Toughest Trucker, Swamp People, Pawn Stars and Dog The Bounty Hunter are just some of the shows that will be screening this month on the channel. Also Storage Wars is popular with some people I follow on Twitter.

However one show that really piqued my partners interest was Full Metal Jousting, which starts tonight on A&E at 8.30pm.

The shows spiel states:

A maverick group of Americans compete for top honours in the most dangerous sport in history. This is not a Renaissance Fair. This is Ultimate Fighter for Jousting. In the 1980s, a group of Americans began jousting just like they did 500 years ago. It’s full contact. Two men and two horses charge at each other and collide at 30 miles an hour. They will bring this competition into the 21st century. Gone is the goofy armor, replaced by high tech iron-man like suits. Competitors are knocked off the horses, often breaking bones. In fact, it’s so dangerous jousters in other parts of the world won’t attempt Ultimate Jousting. In this series, a group of amateurs are trained by veteran jousters.

Also tonight after the show team coach Rod Walker will be online on the A&E website.

Now my partner has discovered this channel exists I am expecting an increase viewing of it in my future.

Full Metal Jousting starts tonight and screens every Wednesday on A&E.

8 comments

1 brain dead dave { 05.30.12 at 5:19 pm }

This could be a bit intense after watching Full Metal Jowl$ing.

“replaced by high tech iron-man like suits”(not available in lilac)

2 Reality Raver { 05.30.12 at 8:46 pm }

LOL. Interesting that in the US this was on the History Channel. I must say I am going to have a look at Lady Hoggers as I am wondering what the hell that could be about.

3 brain dead dave { 05.30.12 at 9:36 pm }

They’re a couple of professional hog hunters from Texas, not Lara Bingle types at all.

4 Reality Raver { 05.30.12 at 9:55 pm }

Not Being Lara Bingle might be a positive thing. I keep on seeing the promos for Bingle’s show and I know it has been getting ok reviews but the ads are still diabolical.

5 Dr T { 05.30.12 at 11:26 pm }

Maybe they could use this in an alimination on Ma$terchef… arm them with baguettes, one rides Matt, one rides Peter Gilmore

6 ex essex { 05.30.12 at 11:33 pm }

I was ADDICTED at the first mullet. This show is a total hoot

7 kingfisher { 05.31.12 at 7:11 am }

RR what knight is it on ,get it what knight …… oh well anyway we love a&e channel the kids, 10 and 8 yrs love billy the exterminator at 6.00pm dumb as but good fun

8 Joseph Skyrim { 05.31.12 at 8:03 am }

Holy cow! That looks awesome! Thanks for the heads up RR! πŸ˜€