20 Blockbuster Challenge Eliminations

TJ Lavin stated he’d been waiting for over decade for Bananas to face Wes in elimination, and the moment finally arrived on Total Madness. If it wasn’t a spoiler, this would have been a headline for the season and showcased in every promo. This is a event, and certainly a moment generating buzz around the The Challenge. Throughout Challenge history, we’ve seen various clashes of … Continue reading 20 Blockbuster Challenge Eliminations

People Who Won a Lot, But Still Missed the Final

On Wednesday’s episode we saw Theo go home. He had been fighting an uphill battle, but Providing Ground #4 sent him packing. He fought through three eliminations and made it far into the game only to lose. Meanwhile, some of the guys on his team haven’t been in a single elimination yet. Theo isn’t alone. Here are some people who won multiple eliminations only to … Continue reading People Who Won a Lot, But Still Missed the Final

10 Challengers Who Allegedly Lost on Purpose

If you watch The Challenge, you know TJ hates one thing: quitters. On Rivals 3, Brandon got a brutal lashing from TJ when he left to be with his girlfriend. On Invasion, Theo got a few jabs when he refused to jump off a cliff and essentially quit because he was afraid of heights. Even Mattie got became an anti-smoking ad when she quit the … Continue reading 10 Challengers Who Allegedly Lost on Purpose

Seven Challenge Relationships Where The Hate is Real

A recent trip to Maury revealed a surprising fact about Bananas’s relationship with Wes: they don’t actually hate each other. In fact, they’re basically just using each other to advance their careers on The Challenge. I can’t say I’m surprised, though I do think they have had moments of legitimate frustration with one another. While this “rivalry” may be a made-for-TV story, I do think … Continue reading Seven Challenge Relationships Where The Hate is Real

Johnny Bananas: Every Season Ranked

If you’re reading my blog, you know Johnny Bananas. With more Challenge seasons under his belt than anyone else, his record is full of really high highs and really low lows. Regardless of whether you love him or hate him, you have to admit his name is basically synonymous with The Challenge. After 19 seasons (seventeen regular, two spin-off), Bananas’s Challenge career is more of … Continue reading Johnny Bananas: Every Season Ranked

10 Upsetting Losses Right Before the Final

We have seen quite a few people who really want to win The Challenge, and despite their best efforts they’ve fallen short. While some people may have been deserving of their fate, other competitors left fans heartbroken when they went home. Here are some of the people who made viewers sad when they left right before the final challenge: 1. Derrick- The Gauntlet 2 Derrick … Continue reading 10 Upsetting Losses Right Before the Final

Throwback: This Is What Rivals Would Have Looked Like 10 Years Ago

The Challenge is a very different show than it was 10 years ago, but one thing hasn’t changed: the drama. 10 years ago production easily could have assembled a cast of rivals, and this is likely what it would have looked like. Just to be clear, production never attempted a Rivals season 10 years ago, this post is just for fun. Guys CT & Adam– … Continue reading Throwback: This Is What Rivals Would Have Looked Like 10 Years Ago

Partners Who Cost Their Teammates the Game

Partner Challenges have become the norm in recent Challenge seasons, and every so often we see a person choke so badly that they end the game for their team. These are some of the people who did this, despite the fact that they may get an A for effort. On this list, I am excluding people who refused to compete or were forced to leave, … Continue reading Partners Who Cost Their Teammates the Game

Exes That Still Need to Compete

Both seasons of Battle of the Exes have been an explosion of drama and emotions. By rekindling flames, production has brought out the best and worst in the cast. Of course, many of these couples aren’t real. They’re either rumored couples, one night stands, or made up. Nobody wants to see people who are “exes” just because they weren’t a perfect match in the Truth … Continue reading Exes That Still Need to Compete

Throwback: Did Adam Deserve to Leave The Duel 2?

If you watched The Duel 2, you saw one of the most gruesome fights ever presented on reality television. During this fight, CT punched his rival Adam in the face, then continued to run through the house trying to find Adam for a second round. As production tried to separate the two and evict them from the house, they ended up fighting in a parking … Continue reading Throwback: Did Adam Deserve to Leave The Duel 2?