Battle of the Seasons 2012: The Most Interesting Casting Disaster in Challenge History

Challenge fans are usually split into two camps: those who hate Battle of the Seasons and those who thought it was a breath of fresh air. In fact, many of the people who didn’t enjoy watching Seasons think it was an interesting concept and would like to see the micro-team format return. This season was unique as the only time we ever saw teams of … Continue reading Battle of the Seasons 2012: The Most Interesting Casting Disaster in Challenge History

Every Replacement Cast Member Ranked

Throughout the history of The Challenge, we’ve seen cast members drop out of seasons. With their departures, we sometimes see replacements brought in. Usually, these people face an especially hard road to the final. Being brought in late will make the replacements immediate targets. Some of the replacements have defied the odds. Other times, the replacements spend more time on a plane than they do … Continue reading Every Replacement Cast Member Ranked

The Gauntlet 2: Who Would Have Won a Real Final?

Anyone who has seen The Gauntlet 2 know the final was awful. Every Challenge fan knows it was the worst final, but it didn’t have to be that way. In fact, it was originally going to be some type of a race along the beach. In recent podcasts, Ibis, MJ, and Derrick discussed the final. During this point in Challenge history, Sunday was off days. This … Continue reading The Gauntlet 2: Who Would Have Won a Real Final?

Mark Long Calls for Old School Only Challenge

Thanks to COVID-19, things have been slow. Shows have been postponed because filming isn’t safe right now and international travel is restricted. Mark Long has proposed an MTV spinoff filmed in the USA featuring only Old School cast members instead of athletes or “celebrities.” He has also created Twitter and Instagram accounts @WeWantOGs. Now, the concept is more than just an idea. Mark is trying … Continue reading Mark Long Calls for Old School Only Challenge

11 Gray Zone Instances of Violence on The Challenge

On The Challenge, you punch someone and you’re gone. As we saw this week, spitting won’t get you the same punishment. In fact, The Challenge has been quite inconsistent with their acts of violence. While some instances get punished, others just get a slap on the wrist. These physical alternations fall into the gray zone. They’re clearly not acceptable, but they’re also not ground for … Continue reading 11 Gray Zone Instances of Violence on The Challenge

Jenn Grijalva: One of the Best or Worst?

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?

Cutthroat: One of the Best or Worst Seasons?

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?

The Conspiracy Plaguing The Ruins

There’s a good amount of controversy surrounding The Ruins, but there’s one conspiracy that gets brought up fairly frequently. It’s a behind the scenes rumor that often makes viewers question the merits of the season. No, I am not talking about that controversy. I’m talking about the fact that Susie married one of the crew members. Out of the fourteen girls on this season, only … Continue reading The Conspiracy Plaguing The Ruins

Game Changers: The Inferno 3

For the first time in nearly 2 years we’re on a Challenge off-season. During this period I’d like to recap some of the older Challenge, Real World, and Road Rules seasons. I’m not going to summarize each episode of the season. Rather, I want to focus on seasons that shifted the direction of the shows. A while ago, I did this for The Gauntlet 2. … Continue reading Game Changers: The Inferno 3

The History of Challengers Throwing Challenges

Shane has been on The Challenge for a long time, but this week he pulled his most bold move yet: blatantly throwing the Don’t Push Me Around challenge. Many people called the move shady, but I disagree. It was rude, conniving, and selfish, but we all knew exactly what he was doing and he didn’t try to hide his motives. This is a contradiction to … Continue reading The History of Challengers Throwing Challenges

Shane’s Instagram Takeover was the Surprise OG Challenge Fans Have Been Waiting For

On Sunday, MTV took a gamble and put their Instragram account in the hands of old school Challenger and new school Twitter troll Shane. The risk paid off, as he did long time Challenge and Road Rules fans a favor. He got a bunch of his friends from the early 2000’s to come on Instagram and give us updates. Here’s a snapshot of what everyone … Continue reading Shane’s Instagram Takeover was the Surprise OG Challenge Fans Have Been Waiting For

Ten Challenge Champions Who Should Be On the Champs Team

Champs vs. Pros and Champs vs. Stars have given use the opportunity to see some of our favorites compete against unique teams of people. It has also encouraged some unexpected returns on the cast. Look at Veronica, who started her return on Champs vs. Pros then competed on two more shows. On this list, we will only look at real champs. Not finalists like Aneesa … Continue reading Ten Challenge Champions Who Should Be On the Champs Team