Where Did All the Bloodlines Go?

Five years ago, MTV took a risk and brought in 15 Bloodlines to compete with their relatives. Within a couple of years, the season faded into obscurity. At the time, The Challenge was getting cast members from two sources: The Real World and Are You the One? In fact, this was the second season where Are You the One? could compete. Prior to Battle of … Continue reading Where Did All the Bloodlines Go?

Does Anyone Understand the Appeal of Josh on The Challenge?

Season 36 will be the fourth consecutive season where Josh appeared on The Challenge. Of all the rookies who debuted on War of the Worlds, Josh is the only one to do four consecutive seasons. Fans of the show have the same question: why? Josh has been eliminated four times in three seasons. His return after the¬†Impending Dune challenge on War of the Worlds was … Continue reading Does Anyone Understand the Appeal of Josh on The Challenge?

Could Cory Win The Challenge?

There’s a history of Challenge competitors who have done many seasons by never secured a win. On Season 36, Cory is officially hitting the 8 season mark. He now joins the ranks of Leroy, Aneesa, and Nany in the “WIN ONE ALREADY” club. Cory has lost a lot of eliminations, but he’s also seen a number of finals: Bloodlines, Invasion, and Total Madness. He’s come … Continue reading Could Cory Win The Challenge?

The Challenge 36: Official Cast

Another season of The Challenge is embarking, and in an era of COVID, The Challenge must move forward. As I always do with cast reveals, I am going to give credit to the team at Vevmo. While I know a lot of the names on the cast, I’d never get the full list without their inside knowledge. If you’re interested in casting, formate, and eliminations … Continue reading The Challenge 36: Official Cast

Ten Best Challenge Twists Ever

Sometimes, we get annoying twist that don’t enhance the game. In fact, we’ve seen a lot of them and I’ve already talked about the worst twists ever. Other twists are pretty good. They change the structure of the game in a way that encourages organic drama, pure competition, and less security for losers. Once again, twists are not always clearly defined. Formatting decisions are not … Continue reading Ten Best Challenge Twists Ever

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

The Challenge Total Madness: Everything Important from the Reunion

Coming to you from an exotic Zoom chat, we have the Total Madness reunion! Hosted by Vernon Davis. Jenny doesn’t consider herself a champion. She says you need to win a handful of times to be called a “Champion.” Obviously she’s unaware of Champs. vs. Stars. Bananas was worried he’d never see another final again let alone win it. Bayleigh confirmed she sprained her knee … Continue reading The Challenge Total Madness: Everything Important from the Reunion

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Ten of the Best Queer Moments The Challenge Has Seen

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

Is Nany Cut Out for The Challenge?

After nine seasons on the show, Nany lost another elimination. Once again, she made it far into the game, but once again she’s out close to the final. If we’re being really honest with ourselves, her Challenge record is pretty awful. Nine seasons, nine elimination losses, three wins, and one final. The only time she saw a final was on Free Agents. On that season … Continue reading Is Nany Cut Out for The Challenge?

The Challenge Total Madness: Top Moments from Episode 13

Swaggy is gone, Bayleigh is still there, even if just physically. 1. Grid Locked In Blocked In the cast is split in half and they are completing a puzzle. Competitors need to move black cars vertically or horizontally so they can free a red car. Once the red car is free, time stops. The entire winning team forms the “Tri”bunal. The first team designates Rogan … Continue reading The Challenge Total Madness: Top Moments from Episode 13

Is Kaycee a Floater or Challenge Master?

Each week, I see the same comment echoed among Challenge fans: oh yea, Kaycee’s here? It seems like Big Brother 20 winner Kaycee Clarke is playing The Challenge with a similar approach to Big Brother. She’s laying low, making friends, and avoiding drama. For the most part, this has kept her off screen, but she’s doing well thus far. In fact, it seems like the … Continue reading Is Kaycee a Floater or Challenge Master?

Bayleigh & Swaggy C: Can They Make the Final?

Couples have a hard time in The Challenge, coming with obvious allies. Total Madness has dissolved the target, making Red Skulls the priority, and Swaleigh has been able survive eleven weeks without either seeing elimination. Bayleigh and Swaggy C came into the game hot. Bayleigh questioned Jay during the first deliberation and made it clear that an enemy of Swaggy was an enemy of her’s. … Continue reading Bayleigh & Swaggy C: Can They Make the Final?