Last year, rumors circulated that Paulie wasn’t allowed to compete on season 35. He posted a series of cryptic messages on his Instagram stories that came across as threatening. Apparently some cast members viewed these posts as actual threats. At least, that’s what they told production. In a recent Instagram Live, Cara Maria finally broke her silence on the issue. Luckily, the Instagram account Challengetea411 … Continue reading Cara Maria Confirms Paulie Was Not Allowed to Compete on Season 35
As one of the founding members of the Lavender Ladies, Ashley quickly became defined by her alliances on The Challenge. She worked with Shane, Amanda, and Sylvia on Invasion and Final Reckoning, then won both seasons. Seemingly cursed after stealing Hunter’s money, Ashley was eliminated first on War of the Worlds. Then, she returned on War of the Worlds 2. All Lavender Ladies were gone, … Continue reading Is Ashley Truly a Challenge Shape-Shifter?
For the past four seasons, we’ve had a presence from the UK on The Challenge. Above all other cast members, Geordie Shore’s Kyle Christie has been representing his country on the show. He has been on all four seasons since Vendettas, making him the only UK competitor with this long of a streak. He will return to Total Madness, his fifth season, next week. Could … Continue reading Kyle Christie: One of the Best or Worst on Total Madness?
MTV is in full promo swing right now! And they posted a video where they asked Total Madness cast members which other Challenger they were happy to NOT see on this season. The winner: Cara Maria. Second place: Paulie. A couple of people said other names. Wes said Georgia, and Rogan said Theo. Then Ashley and CT just deflected the question. But let’s be honest, … Continue reading Cast Members Who Won’t Be Missed on Total Madness
Everyone’s favorite Brits have taken to People TV to talk about their War of the Worlds 2 cast mates, and they had some nice and not-so-nice things to say. Joss and Rogan (AKA JOGAN) talked about cast mates like Cara Maria, Paulie, Dee, Georgia, Jordan, Kayleigh, Theo, Wes and Paulie. Mostly, they said things we already knew: Jordan talks too much shit and Paulie wants … Continue reading Rogan & Joss: Cara Maria is “Miserable” and “Very Anti-Social”
The Challenge has instilled the fear of death into many of its competitors. Usually, it’s just part of the competition and the games are safe. Then there are the times when things go wrong and competitors end up in a compromising situation. There have been multiple times over the years when viewers were actually worried about the welfare of competitors. These competitors had some near-death … Continue reading Ten Challenges Where Someone Could Have Died
A decade is a long time, and a lot can happen over the course of ten years. Some good things, some bad, and we’ve seen a lot of changes on The Challenge. As the decade ends, I want to look at the best of the worst. These flops can be anything: a competitor, a single appearance, a twist, or an entire season. It’s mostly meant … Continue reading 10 Biggest Flops from the 2010’s
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
The end is here, but will the end come sooner for one competitor? 1. A Slow, Second Wind After collapsing at the end of last week’s episode, Paulie is back on his feet, but just barely. His team doesn’t even wait for him, they just keep moving. Eventually Paulie catches up and beings to walk with his team. Meanwhile, Team UK is at the final … Continue reading The Challenge War of the Worlds 2: Top Moments from Episode 16
Man down! At the end of the first episode of the final we see Paulie collapse to the ground. While most of his teammates were carrying the gurney after eating a scorpion and swallowing a live grub worm, Paulie stood back and let his teammates take the gurney. Granted, he was carrying the relic because the gurney was broken, but he wasn’t doing the heavy … Continue reading Paulie vs. The Final: Is There Any Redemption?
After checkpoint #3, TJ Lavin stops Team UK in their tracks. After checkpoint #2 CT pushed the US gurney and “tampered” with it. As a result, Team UK had to stop for ten minutes. CT was pissed and called the decision bullshit. To be honest, CT might be correct. The decision is kind of inconsistent with the treatment of Team US. At two points during … Continue reading Did Team UK Deserve Their Penalty?
One final. Twelve people. Sixteen miles. Episode fifteen. 1. The Long Haul TJ welcomes the cast to the final. We’re in the first half, and this time competitors must carry a gurney made of bamboo through four laps in the jungle. Each lap is four miles. Each team will have 20 pounds worth of sandbags per player plus an idol on the gurney for each … Continue reading The Challenge War of the Worlds 2: Top Moments from Episode 15