Some Challengers bow out of the competition gracefully. Their last Challenge features a strong showing, usually with success and sometimes with a win. People like Susie, The Miz, Brad, Jillian, and Evelyn serve as prime examples of Challengers who went out gracefully.
On the other hand we have some Challengers who left on a really, really bad note. These are the people who were once successful Challengers, but did one Challenge too many and that final Challenge made viewers cringe. So let’s see who was better off without doing their last Challenge.
Tina (last Challenge: The Duel)
After coming close to victory on The Inferno 2 and Fresh Meat, Tina seemed to have a lot of potential in her. Sadly, she wasted that potential on The Duel when she punched Beth in the face and got sent home on the second episode.
Darrell (last seen on Fresh Meat 2)
Darrell’s first four Challenge appearances translated into four victories. Then, he was disqualified from the competition on The Ruins when he fought Brad. So he returned for Fresh Meat 2, and fell victim to a plan orchestrated by Wes. He lost the first Exile and we haven’t seen him since.
Coral (last seen on The Gauntlet 3)
On The Gauntlet 3, Coral appeared on a “veteran” team with very few old schoolers on it. The scheming boys implemented a “trim the fat” strategy, and Coral didn’t appreciate them throwing missions to get rid of the girls. Refusing to play into this strategy, Coral quit right before she was slated to fight Evelyn in The Gauntlet. But let’s be honest, karma bit the veterans in the end.
Alton (last seen on Battle of the Seasons)
Once a leader on The Challenge, Alton found himself unenthusiastic on his Las Vegas team on Battle of the Seasons. Once he finally got voted into The Arena, he basically threw the game and got himself sent home… and took Nany with him.
Trishelle (last seen on Rivals 2)
Trishelle wasn’t the only person who hated Thailand on Rivals 2. The house lacked AC, the food was terrible, and the cast had very few freedoms. After getting into a fight with Aneesa, being in Thailand became too much for her and she left Rivals 2, disqualifying her partner Sarah in the process.
Tonya (The Ruins)
Tonya’s time on The Ruins wasn’t her best. Despite the fact that she had a pretty strong start, her team picked on her and the pressure really got to her. An argument with Veronica proved to be the straw that broke the camel’s back, and she hit Veronica, resulting in her leaving The Challenge.
Veronica (last seen on The Ruins)
The Ruins will go down in history as one of the most mentally taxing Challenges, and it was especially hard for Veronica who made her Challenge return without the friends she once relied on. After multiple arguments, Veronica was eliminated by Kellyanne midway through the season.
Evan (last seen on Rivals)
Once a leader in The Challenge house, Evan appeared on Rivals in his worst shape. He also seemed unmotivated, but that didn’t stop him from trying to get CT eliminated from the game. He concocted the “D-Day” plan where he threw a mission, faced CT in The Jungle, and got eliminated.
Fortunately, there may be future opportunities for some of these people to redeem themselves… if they’re willing.