Ten Elimination that Should be Classics

When you think of “classic” or fan-favorite eliminations, there are probably one or two that pop into your head. Some examples are: Hall Brawl, Balls In, Wrecking Wall, and Knot so Fast. Meanwhile, we’ve had over 25 seasons with eliminations and many great eliminations have only appeared once. This list focuses on unique games that varied from other competitions. Some are just fun to watch, … Continue reading Ten Elimination that Should be Classics

Ten Worst Challenge Twists Ever

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

Is it Time to Reevaluate Final Challenges?

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?

Every Competitor From the Second Trilogy Ranked

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

Jenny West: Most Predictable Winner We’ve Seen in Ages

Over the past two seasons, we’ve come to know Jenny West on The Challenge. She’s incredibly sweet, understanding of others, able to celebrate the successes of others, and on the show to compete. Sure, she’s made some bad moves in the game, but people have committed worse crimes. Because she comes across as such a nice person, I was happy to see her win. If … Continue reading Jenny West: Most Predictable Winner We’ve Seen in Ages

Was Total Madness Rigged for Bananas to Win?

With seven rings comes a lot of speculation. Fans, spoiler accounts, and cast members have been discussing the idea that this season was rigged for Bananas to win since the cast had been discovered. Please keep in mind, this is a collection of speculation that had existed independently from me. I am not confirming nor denying the claims, but there are some facts and a … Continue reading Was Total Madness Rigged for Bananas to Win?

Cara Maria Confirms Paulie Was Not Allowed to Compete on Season 35

Last year, rumors circulated that Paulie wasn’t allowed to compete on season 35. He posted a series of cryptic messages on his Instagram stories that came across as threatening. Apparently some cast members viewed these posts as actual threats. At least, that’s what they told production. In a recent Instagram Live, Cara Maria finally broke her silence on the issue. Luckily, the Instagram account Challengetea411 … Continue reading Cara Maria Confirms Paulie Was Not Allowed to Compete on Season 35

Ten Challengers Injured During Eliminations

This week we saw a disoriented Jay get sent home by production. After getting rocked by production, he became delusional and a medic determined he was unfit to continue. He’s not the only person to get injured in an elimination, in fact it’s not super uncommon. These are some of the worst injuries sustained while fighting for life in The Challenge. 10. Natalie (Final Reckoning) … Continue reading Ten Challengers Injured During Eliminations

11 Gray Zone Instances of Violence on The Challenge

On The Challenge, you punch someone and you’re gone. As we saw this week, spitting won’t get you the same punishment. In fact, The Challenge has been quite inconsistent with their acts of violence. While some instances get punished, others just get a slap on the wrist. These physical alternations fall into the gray zone. They’re clearly not acceptable, but they’re also not ground for … Continue reading 11 Gray Zone Instances of Violence on The Challenge

Is Ashley Truly a Challenge Shape-Shifter?

As one of the founding members of the Lavender Ladies, Ashley quickly became defined by her alliances on The Challenge. She worked with Shane, Amanda, and Sylvia on Invasion and Final Reckoning, then won both seasons. Seemingly cursed after stealing Hunter’s money, Ashley was eliminated first on War of the Worlds. Then, she returned on War of the Worlds 2. All Lavender Ladies were gone, … Continue reading Is Ashley Truly a Challenge Shape-Shifter?

Ten Best Competitors Who Never Saw An Elimination

Want to win The Challenge: Total Madness? You’ll also need to win an elimination. Throughout history, The Challenge has had many people battle their way to victory. They’ve also had a lot of people get to the final without seeing a single elimination. Some of these people got crazy lucky, and some people were just lay-ups. Other people never had to risk their games in … Continue reading Ten Best Competitors Who Never Saw An Elimination

Kyle Christie: One of the Best or Worst on Total Madness?

For the past four seasons, we’ve had a presence from the UK on The Challenge. Above all other cast members, Geordie Shore’s Kyle Christie has been representing his country on the show. He has been on all four seasons since Vendettas, making him the only UK competitor with this long of a streak. He will return to Total Madness, his fifth season, next week. Could … Continue reading Kyle Christie: One of the Best or Worst on Total Madness?