Rivals 2 keeps getting closer and closer, and it seems like hype for the seasons has been increasing over the past week. While there’s a lot of excitement for people like CT and Johnny to return to The Challenge there’s also some people who are displeased with some of the lackluster rivalries on the cast. Let’s check out some of the real rivalries that should have shown up.
Dustin & Frank
The fact that Frank is paired with someone like Johnny who he has never met is just silly. Dustin would have been a much better partner for Frank. They had some huge blow-outs on Battle of the Seasons. And if people think Frank and Johnny’s Twitter beef is bad, then they clearly haven’t seen his beef with Dustin. Those two exchanged hate-tweets during almost every episode of Battle of the Seasons. But if production HAD to have Frank and Johnny together, Dustin could have shown up with Mike from his Vegas season. Those two fought a lot during their season, and hadn’t exactly patched things up by the time the reunion rolled around.
Jenn & Cara Maria
Jenn can only be happy if she makes someone else feel like shit, and on Rivals she selected Cara Maria to be her victim. They two had multiple screaming matches during the season, and Jenn threatened to punch Cara multiple times. The two never patched things up, and I’d be surprised if either girl was happy to have the other as her partner.
Adam & Ty
Ty’s partnership with Leroy is another one of those not-so-real rivalries. In fact, their biggest beef stems from that fact that Ty provoked Adam to punch him, leaving Leroy without a partner and jeopardizing his position on the Rivals cast. It would be much more interesting to see Adam with with Ty, because Adam would have no problem confronting Ty’s nonsense behaviors.
Laura & Marie
To be completely honest, I am baffled by the fact that Marie is not on this cast. She has beefs with a lot of people, but her arguing with Laura seems to be a consistent factor during her Real World/ Challenge experience. She constantly criticized Laura’s relationship with Trey during Real World St. Thomas, and during the reunion the boys wanted to pay Laura to punch Marie in the face. Add in the fact that they left Battle of the Seasons on bad terms, and you’ve got a solid rivalry.
Preston & Ryan
While I do think Preston and Knight have some moments of dislike for each other, Preston’s real rival is Ryan from his New Orleans season. Ryan called Preston some not-so-nice and derogatory names and Preston peed on Ryan’s toothbrush which resulted in Ryan calling the cops. While this team does look like a powerhouse-duo, I wouldn’t be surprised if their rivalry was too strong for them to come together and compete.
Coral & Trishelle
Back in The Gauntlet 1/Inferno 1 era, Coral and Trishelle had a real hatred for each other. In fact, Coral said that Trishelle was on of the 4 people on this planet that she hated. Add in the fact that the two of them have a renewed interest in The Challenge, and production may have been able to reunite the two. They may have swept some of their issues under the rug, but they’ve never been able to work as a team. It would be interesting to see them try.
Will & Greg
Real World Hollywood has been drastically underrepresented on Challenges, and Rivals 2 would have been a great time to bring these two back. The two got into such a heated fight that Will had to leave the house for a night to cool down. Ultimately, Greg left his peasant roommates, but it seems likely that these two never established a friendship.
Tori & Camila
On Cutthroat Camila thought it would be cute to vote for Brad to go into the Gulag. Once Tori found out someone was voting her husband in, she freaked out. Tori guaranteed that Camila would be in every subsequent Gulag until she went home. And guess what… Camila did go home. Plus, the red team ultimately won. Tori and Brad won together while a bitter Camila only got to watch the final on TV.
Abe & Adam
It’s hard to remember a time with Abe wasn’t casing after Cara Maria and covered in tattoos. But on 2007/s Viewer Revenge Abe let his temper get the best of him and punched his fellow-Roadie Adam. Abe got the boot from that show, but if the two were able to bury the hatchet I know they’d represent Road Rules well and be a strong team of “rivals.”
Nia & Averey
I like Anastasia and Jessica, but their rivalry has nothing on Nia and Averey’s. These two could have been a strong team if they didn’t fight the whole time. I don’t know why they didn’t show up, but it’s a shame they didn’t because the continuation of their rocky relationship could have been interesting.
Who’d a miss? What other rivalries would you have liked to see?