Game Changers: The Gauntlet

When looking at turning points for The Challenge, I believe all three Gauntlet seasons marked changes in the series. The first Gauntlet was an interesting season that formed The Challenge into the show it is today. Today, I want to look at this season and discover why it has such an important role in transforming The Challenge. Filmed in 2003, The Gauntlet takes place during … Continue reading Game Changers: The Gauntlet

Mercenaries: Is the Twist Great?

It started on Cutthroat when Tina and CT showed up as “heady hitters,” taking Bananas and Theresa out in the process. Then, Zach and CT came in and took out Abe and his brother Mike on Bloodlines. Last season we lost Joss, Shane, Britni, and Veronica to the Mercenaries. This season, we may lose Faith & Angela to Ashley & Hunter as they emerged as … Continue reading Mercenaries: Is the Twist Great?

Ten Most Annoying Challenge Couples

Throughout the life of The Challenge, we’ve seen many people hook up or become an item. While some of these pairings win our hearts, like CT & Diem, other get on our nerves. These are the ten most annoying couples we’ve seen on The Challenge… so far. To be clear, the couple must have appeared on The Challenge as an item at one point. If … Continue reading Ten Most Annoying Challenge Couples

Shane’s Instagram Takeover was the Surprise OG Challenge Fans Have Been Waiting For

On Sunday, MTV took a gamble and put their Instragram account in the hands of old school Challenger and new school Twitter troll Shane. The risk paid off, as he did long time Challenge and Road Rules fans a favor. He got a bunch of his friends from the early 2000’s to come on Instagram and give us updates. Here’s a snapshot of what everyone … Continue reading Shane’s Instagram Takeover was the Surprise OG Challenge Fans Have Been Waiting For

11 People Who Could Be Johnny Bananas’s Partner

On episode one of Final Reckoning, we saw Johnny Bananas without a partner. I’ve already addressed where his original partner went here, but TJ has officially announced he will be receiving a replacement partner. This shouldn’t be a surprise. Production isn’t just going to let their main star leave the show due to a missing partner. Especially someone like Bananas who has no shortage of … Continue reading 11 People Who Could Be Johnny Bananas’s Partner

Things from Old Challenges You Won’t See on Today’s Challenges

The Challenge began during simpler times. Years ago, competitors were able to The Challenge, have a good time, and make it to the end, and take home a little bit of their team’s bank. Now, The Challenge takes place in a much more cut throat setting where people are secluded from their outside life and spend weeks competing, only to go home thanks to a … Continue reading Things from Old Challenges You Won’t See on Today’s Challenges

The Short History of Challengers Who Failed at the Final

Over the course of Challenge history, we’ve seen competitors who proved their strength and value in the final. While these competitors earned their spot in the Challenge hall of fame, we’ve also seen our share of competitors who flopped in the final. These are the people who couldn’t handle the stresses and intensity found in the final. For these people, we have a separate hall … Continue reading The Short History of Challengers Who Failed at the Final