Heart of a Champion
Episode 20 of 22 within Season Three. Item 50 of 95 overall.
Production number 66425.
Tommy Thompson - Writer
Joe Napolitano - Director
40 votes

The heart of a champion belongs to Ronnie, a professional wrestler, who will die if he competes in the title match. Sam, as his brother and new partner Terry, must convince him of his hidden health problem, while avoiding his own health problem - the jealous wrestler-husband of a woman who has taken an amorous interest in Sam.

original airdate--May 8,1991            rating--10.9 million

network: NBC

Leap Date--July 23,1955                   Leapee--Terry Sammis

Place--Atlanta, Georgia                     

music: "Quantum Leap Theme Song" by Mike Post



Opening narration by Ziggy

Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished. He awoke to find himself trapped in the past, facing mirror images that were not his own, and driven by an unknown force to change history for the better. His only guide on this journey is Al, an observer from his own time, who appears in the form of a hologram that only Sam can see and hear. And so, Dr. Beckett finds himself leaping from life to life, striving to put right what once went wrong, and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home.

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regional titles

Heart of a Champion
Coeur de catcheur
Kalter Krieg im Ring
La promessa di Ronnie