Jozea holds a really unique position in the Challenge world. Making his debut on Big Brother 18, he first appeared on Champs vs. Stars 2 (for some odd reason). Then, he made his formal Challenge debut on Final Reckoning, making him the first and only spin-off competitor to debut on The Challenge so far. Since Final Reckoning, he hasn’t returned. For the past couple of … Continue reading Does Jozea Deserve to Make a Challenge Return?
The Gauntlet 2 gave us one of the most unique casts to date. With many of the era’s big names absent, new faces got to stand in the spotlight. Eleven Gauntlet 2 players never did a season after this. While some of these retirements were warranted, other cast members probably should have given The Challenge another go. Here, I’m going to rank all eleven. The … Continue reading Everyone Who Retired After The Gauntlet 2: Who Should Have Returned?
Each season, we see the format get tweaked a little bit. While some elements of the game have become mainstays since their introduction (like eliminations or overnight finals), others only appeared once or for a handful of seasons. These are the elements introduced to trick cast members and make a season different from its predecessors. A twist isn’t going to be the core format of … Continue reading Ten Worst Challenge Twists Ever
Always outspoken, Shane has broken his silence on The Challenge. Since being on Final Reckoning, he hasn’t really been a huge social media presence. He has Instagram, but it’s more of a personal account than a Challenge account. But when Shane talks, he spills tea and doesn’t hold back. This time he’s calling out The Challenge for favoring Bananas’s alliances and for not treating the … Continue reading Shane Calls Out Production for Discrediting Women, Casting “Side Pieces.”
On Total Madness, nine people made it to the final. Two people won, and viewers saw two separate races: day 1 and day 2. Total Madness took the final into a cold climate, something fairly unique, but we’ve seen it in the past. Rewatch Battle of the Exes or Free Agents (all on CBS All Access now!!) and you’ll see them trekking through snow during … Continue reading Is it Time to Reevaluate Final Challenges?
If you put 30+ people in a house, there’s a few things guaranteed to happen. People will fight, hook up, and get hungry. Every so often we see food cause an argument, or at the very least, add a little fuel to the fire. These are the time when meals get ruined and fights get started. Whether the food was the reason for the fight … Continue reading Food Fight! Ten Challenge Controversies Surrounding Food
Another Challenge apology tour has begun. This time, it’s Rogan. In 2012 he posted two tweets where he used the n-word. In one tweet he quotes Pulp Fiction, in the other he mentioned rapping along to Drake, only realizing how frequently the n-word is used once he said it. On Challenge Mania, Rogan acknowledged the tweets, stating his intent was not to be racist. He … Continue reading Rogan O’Connor Apologizes for Old Tweets With Racial Language
War of the Worlds, War of the Worlds 2, and War of the Worlds 3 Total Madness. They were supposed to be a War trilogy, but production changed their minds at the last minute. They may be remembered for the jerseys covered in country flags or they might become the trilogy of Tribunals. These three seasons saw an influx of rookies onto the show, from … Continue reading Every Competitor From the Second Trilogy Ranked
Tell me something I don’t know… As if there were any doubts, The Challenge has officially been renewed for its 36th season after strong ratings during Season 35. Are we really surprised? This season has been a certified hit for MTV, consistently topping the Wednesday night cable ratings. It’s doing better numbers than Jersey Shore, Double Shot at Love, Ridiculousness, and Teen Mom. It is … Continue reading The Challenge Renewed for Season 36
Camila is a mother! After announcing her pregnancy in February, shortly before quarantine, it’s hard to remember a time when she wasn’t pregnant. If you follow her on social media, you’ll know she has spend a lot of time indoors dancing around with her baby bump. Now, Kai Aiden has come to join the world. Camila has planned to have a natural birth, but according … Continue reading Camila Nakagawa Gives Birth to Baby Boy
Thanks to COVID-19, things have been slow. Shows have been postponed because filming isn’t safe right now and international travel is restricted. Mark Long has proposed an MTV spinoff filmed in the USA featuring only Old School cast members instead of athletes or “celebrities.” He has also created Twitter and Instagram accounts @WeWantOGs. Now, the concept is more than just an idea. Mark is trying … Continue reading Mark Long Calls for Old School Only Challenge
For years The Challenge has featured people from all walks of life. Stemming from The Real World, we were bound to find to LGBTQ competitors come onto the show. While The Challenge isn’t the perfect example of equality, they’ve been allowing LGBTQ competitors to compete openly on the show since its inception. While major sports have only recently allowed their athletes to speak about their … Continue reading Ten of the Best Queer Moments The Challenge Has Seen