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
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?
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
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
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?
The Real World is officially back… on Facebook Watch this time. While the season is simply called “Real World Atlanta,” that does not pay respect to the 32 prior seasons of the show. That is a lot of history and a lot of people have viewed the show over the years. Here is my ranking of all thirty-two prior seasons. This is clearly biased, but I do … Continue reading All Thirty Two Real World Seasons Ranked
One of the biggest topics at the War of the Worlds reunion was Zach showing up. Apparently, he knew he’d leave and he didn’t want to make it far in the game. People knew this, and Bananas wanted to use it to their advantage. Specifically, Bananas wanted Zach to throw their elimination so he’d have an easy victory on the Killing Floor. Obviously, this did … Continue reading Was Zach Wrong to Show Up on War of the Worlds?
It wasn’t too long ago that Rivals 2 was gracing our TV screen. The blog even existed during the airing of that season, so it seems very recent to me. But it was actually five years ago, and it has been long enough to see the impact this season had on The Challenge. To fully understand the impact of Rivals 2 we will have to … Continue reading Game Changers: Rivals 2
On episode one of Final Reckoning, we saw Johnny Bananas without a partner. I’ve already addressed where his original partner went here, but TJ has officially announced he will be receiving a replacement partner. This shouldn’t be a surprise. Production isn’t just going to let their main star leave the show due to a missing partner. Especially someone like Bananas who has no shortage of … Continue reading 11 People Who Could Be Johnny Bananas’s Partner
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