In my eternal quest to rewatch all of The Challenge, thanks to CBS All Access, I have finally hit The Island. Anyone who has seen The Island knows it a quite polarizing season. Most people hate it, but there’s a small section of Challenge fans who seem to love it. Even if you are in the loving minority, you have to question the decisions MTV … Continue reading Why Did The Island Even Exist?
For the “first time ever,” Johnny Bananas and Wes have decided to put their rivalry to the side and work together. The two veterans have a history of battling against each other. On Total Madness, they’re going to try to battle against the other people rather than target each other. In episode one, we even saw Bananas console Wes. This begs the question, can this … Continue reading Can a Bananas & Wes Alliance Work?
The Challenge has given us a lot of opportunities for people to prove themselves. Sometimes, we see people thrive under pressure. Other times, we see people fumble and lose when the odds were in their favor. Here are some of the elimination losses that are embarrassing for the loser involved. All factors will be considered, such as the elimination itself and the relationship between the … Continue reading 10 Most Embarrassing Elimination Losses
When it comes to awful competitors, a few names people into people’s heads. If you go back about a decade, Casey would likely be named the worst. She hasn’t done a season since 2009, but her legacy lives on. She is still regarded as one of the worst, but there have been many competitors who have given her a run for her money since. A … Continue reading Is Casey the Worst Challenger Ever?
In The Challenge world, season 30 was a spectacle. It was a marking of the show’s success and a sign of its longevity. Just ten seasons earlier, when the show hit seasons twenty, the milestone was ignored. Season 20 gave us the theme “Cutthroat.” It was a unique theme, and one that’s beloved by many longterm fans. Despite the lasting impact, the season was somewhat … Continue reading Cutthroat: One of the Best or Worst Seasons?
There’s a good amount of controversy surrounding The Ruins, but there’s one conspiracy that gets brought up fairly frequently. It’s a behind the scenes rumor that often makes viewers question the merits of the season. No, I am not talking about that controversy. I’m talking about the fact that Susie married one of the crew members. Out of the fourteen girls on this season, only … Continue reading The Conspiracy Plaguing The Ruins
War of the Worlds 2 has been a hard season for Wes. In three short episodes he went from having a slew of “secret” alliances to securing safety in the Tribunal to having his alliances questioned to an overnight stay in the hospital to getting blindsided in elimination to getting eliminated by Bear. That’s a lot for one person, but it’s not surprising it happened … Continue reading Wes Bergmann: Every Season Ranked
Much like I did last week, I wanted to re-evaluate some of the greatest people to compete on The Challenge. Last week I looked at Landon, and now I want to look at Evelyn. Ev is constantly viewed as one of the best girls to play the game. In fact, many people will say she’s the best girl. Starting with her first season, I want … Continue reading Is Evelyn Smith Really One of the Best Challengers?
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
Shane has been on The Challenge for a long time, but this week he pulled his most bold move yet: blatantly throwing the Don’t Push Me Around challenge. Many people called the move shady, but I disagree. It was rude, conniving, and selfish, but we all knew exactly what he was doing and he didn’t try to hide his motives. This is a contradiction to … Continue reading The History of Challengers Throwing Challenges
With a history as long as Bananas’s, you’re bound to make a few enemies. While Bananas has made his share of shady moves, he’s also been the victim multiple times. These are the people who saw the opportunity to stab Bananas in the back and took it. 1. TylerThe beginning of the Bananas/ Tyler rivalry took place after the first challenge on The Duel when … Continue reading Ten People Who Have Wronged Johnny Bananas
This week we saw Derrick join an elite club, the group of people who have eliminated Bananas. Not many people can claim to have defeated Bananas in a face-off, and the ones who have are typically elite competitors. Here is my ranking of those competitors and their skills based on their Bananas victory. 9. Tyler Johnny lost the very first elimination on his very first … Continue reading A Ranking of All Competitors Who Have Beat Bananas