The following press release was issued to WrestleZone, providing more details on Nia Jax‘s upcoming appearance on the ABC series “What Would You Do?” Nia will appear on the show on Tuesday, August 25 to discuss bullying.
With the Trump administration promising to build a 450-mile border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border by the end of 2020, a new episode of ABC News’ “What Would You Do?” features a scenario inspired by the wall debate. Filmed in New Jersey and El Paso, Texas, hidden cameras capture both sides of this hot topic. Professional WWE wrestler Nia Jax also joins the episode behind-the-scenes to discuss bullying, which she’s personally experienced. “What Would You Do?” airs on Tuesday, August 25 (9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET) on ABC.
“What Would You Do?” with Anchor John Quiñones reveals how people behave when they think no one is watching by using hidden cameras to record real reactions to thought-provoking scenarios created by actors.
Tuesday, August 25 scenarios include:
- A couple of Latino men are in a restaurant speaking Spanish as they wait to order their food. A customer nearby overhears them and questions their immigration status. He tells the men that until there is a border wall, there is no way of knowing who is in the United States legally. How will others who witness the conversation react in New Jersey? What will the reaction be in El Paso, Texas, just a few miles from the U.S.-Mexico border?
- A group of teen girls is verbally bullying a classmate at a park. What will witnesses do? Will they defend the young woman or ignore the situation? Jax joins Quiñones behind-the-scenes and opens up about her own story of overcoming bullying and finding self-confidence.
- A woman and her son are waiting at a diner for her ex-husband to pick up the child. While waiting, the woman repeatedly says negative things about her ex. As the child becomes visibly upset will others do something? What will fellow diners say if the scene switches and a father criticizes his ex-wife?
- A customer in a barbershop falls asleep in the chair, making it impossible for the barber to do his job and delaying other customers’ appointments. How will people react? What will bystanders do if a customer falls asleep in a nail salon while getting a pedicure? How will diners respond if a child falls asleep in his food while his mother takes a call?
Ethan Nelson is executive producer, David Sloan is senior executive producer, and Michaela Dowd is director of “What Would You Do?” for Lincoln Square Productions.