In a not-so-shocking turn of events, Nelson got himself sent home from The Challenge. He got into a spur of the moment argument with Derrick, of all people, and that turned into a shoving match and failed punch.
This is fairly standard behavior for Nelson. Watch the Underdog Purge on Invasion, or his argument with Cory on the Invasion reunion, or his argument with Bananas earlier this season. He’s never been kicked off the show before, so why was this time any different? Especially when people like Camila freak out on the regular and get to stay in the house.
I don’t have a real answer for this, other than the fact that Nelson’s behaviors are making him a liability. He’s making Challenge security work for the paychecks and he’s known to flip his switch any moment. Especially when he has already had an altercation earlier in the season with Bananas. This is fairly similar to Tony & Camila on Rivals 3. While their behaviors fall into the gray zone in terms of acceptability, having these things happen twice in a season makes competitors a bigger liability than their worth. It’s only a matter of time before these shoving matches turn into a full-on brawl.
At the same time, we have other liabilities still in the house. Camila threw dumbbells and shoved half the house and security, not to mention her racist remarks. Tony has been known to get really intoxicated an lose recollection of his actions. And let’s be honest, if they’re trying to make an interesting show keeping Nelson around would make sense. He and Hunter are the only two who are fighting against Bananas and his army of vets. I wouldn’t be shocked if Nelson eliminated a big dog in this game, so keeping him around create better competition for the remaining competitors. Now, Hunter is the only person who will have to fight that battle.
How do you feel about Nelson’s ejection from the game?