For years The Challenge has featured people from all walks of life. Stemming from The Real World, we were bound to find to LGBTQ competitors come onto the show. While The Challenge isn’t the perfect example of equality, they’ve been allowing LGBTQ competitors to compete openly on the show since its inception. While major sports have only recently allowed their athletes to speak about their … Continue reading Ten of the Best Queer Moments The Challenge Has Seen
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
Each season of The Challenge, we get some newbies thrown into the mix. Typically, we get a bunch of sacrificial lambs, but we occasionally we see newbies who intimidate the veterans. Sometimes these people live up to the expectations, other times their popcorn muscles turn them into flops. This week we saw Fessy take out Jordan, proving he’s a solid competitor. Sure, Jordan did have … Continue reading Ten Most Feared Challenge Rookies
Total Madness is a season with a lot of fresh faces, meaning a few big names are taking the season off. Some could use a break while others missed an opportunity to shine. Competitors revealed the competitors they were happy not to see, but these are some competitors who may have thrived on this season. Laurel Stucky Laurel’s return on War of the Worlds 2 … Continue reading Competitors Who Should Have Been on Total Madness
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?
Most seasons of The Challenge are remembered for one or two main storylines. War of the Worlds 2 will be remembered for “Cara’s Cult” vs. the Bananas/Jordan’s alliance and Jordan proposing to Tori. Meanwhile, most seasons have some lesser storylines that are forgotten over time. These are minor fights that are ignored after a couple of episodes, relationships that never come to formation, or competitors … Continue reading 10 Side Plotlines You May Have Forgotten
With 2020 right around the corner, it only seems right to remember the past decade of Challenges. To do this, I want to celebrate the twenty Challengers who made the biggest impact this decade. I am only assessing people based on shows aired from 2010-2019. In other words, it’s Fresh Meat 2 until War of the Worlds 2. So CT punching Adam doesn’t matter on … Continue reading Twenty Most Important Challengers of the Decade
Last night we saw the two-hour War of the Worlds 2 reunion hosted by Champs vs. Stars Alumnae Justina Valentina and professional mumbler Nick “Swaggy P” Young. The show presented us with a lot of rehashed drama mixed with some new tidbits of information. In terms of the information learned, I would definitely say the War of the Worlds 1 reunion was more informative. Still, … Continue reading What We Learned from the War of the Worlds 2 Reunion
War of the Worlds 2 was full out finalists who never saw an elimination. For the most part, they were included in the majority alliance AKA The Cult of Cara. There was one exception: Zach. This was Zach’s fourth final, and despite losing, it may have been his best showing on The Challenge since his debut. While there was a period of time when Zach … Continue reading Zach Was Team USA’s Secret Powerhouse
Team USA has no rookies on it this season. Everyone has at least on Challenge under their belts, but a few people only have one. Josh, Ninja, and Faith returned to War of the Worlds 2 to compete in their second season. Faith left and Ninja had to compete to survive this week. Meanwhile, Josh has managed to get some power and make a few … Continue reading Has Josh Ruined His Game on War of the Worlds 2?
This week we saw two of the strongest girls face each other in elimination: Ninja vs. Laurel. Like many of the “epic” eliminations in Challenge history, something controversial happened. Something happened to detracted from the intended competition and as a result, the victory is questionable. What We Saw Laurel and Ninja competed in Branched Out. A climbing competition where competitors are given 21 pegs to climb … Continue reading Laurel vs. Ninja: Did Ninja Deserve the Win?
Prepare to get fired up. 1. Running the Game The challenge is called Relic Runner. Teams must run up a hill and deposit relics without the relic touching the ground. Each competitor has two relics, and if a relic touches the ground the player must start over. While this happens, the opposing team is able to spray their opponents with a fire hose, throw balls, … Continue reading The Challenge War of the Worlds 2: Top Moments from Episode 4