In the middle years of The Challenge, there were a lot of big names who never quite got a gold medal. One of the more notable names is Jenn Grijalva, an alumnae from Real World: Denver. She quickly became notable for her feisty attitude and ability to perform. While she had a few notable successes on field, she had just as many disappointments. Over the … Continue reading Jenn Grijalva: One of the Best or Worst?
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?
Everyone loves a good relationship-based reality show designed to ruin lives and exploit emotional trauma, right? Well, that was too cutting edge for 2008, but all the rage in 2018. Let’s just pretend Ex on the Beach existed in 2008/2009. These are the people I think MTV would transplant from The Real World or The Challenge onto the show. Unlike other MTV shows, MTV loved … Continue reading Challengers & Real Worlders Who Could Have Been on Ex on the Beach… 10 Years Ago
As predictable as half of the Challenge cast tends to be, the other half of the cast tends to be a wild crapshoot. Let’s look at Vendettas for example. Of course there’s Bananas, Leroy, Cara Maria and Zach. Then, we have Brad returning, Natalie from Big Brother, Kyle from Georgie Shore, and Veronica continuing her “born again rookie” era. A good returner can make for … Continue reading 10 Returns That Could Make Challenge 34 Exciting
This week, we saw Bananas compete against his new enemy Joss. While this was the main event, Tony and Sylvia also competed against each other. Both of these Real World Skeleton roommates had bad blood after Invasion, but it seems like there wasn’t a lot of anger when Sylvia eliminated Tony this season. This also isn’t the first time former roommates had to face each … Continue reading Every Time Former Cast Mates Battled in Elimination
Making a final is an impressive feat, in fact, it’s now enough to make you a Challenge “champ.” While some competitors are destined for Challenge glory, others have seen multiple finals and came up short of the victory multiple times. Then there are the people who have a good mix of Challenge wins along with losses in the final. These are the people who have … Continue reading Challengers With the Most Losses in 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