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?

Who Should Have Returned? Challengers Who Retired After: Fresh Meat, Inferno 3 & The Duel

Thanks in part to CBS All Access, I’ve been watching older seasons of The Challenge. I recently did a list assessing Challengers who retired after The Gauntlet 2. Eleven people retired after that season, but only six retired after Fresh Meat, four after The Duel, and three after The Inferno 3. So, I’m taking all thirteen retirees and consolidating them into one list. Some of … Continue reading Who Should Have Returned? Challengers Who Retired After: Fresh Meat, Inferno 3 & The Duel

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

Ten Challengers Injured During Eliminations

This week we saw a disoriented Jay get sent home by production. After getting rocked by production, he became delusional and a medic determined he was unfit to continue. He’s not the only person to get injured in an elimination, in fact it’s not super uncommon. These are some of the worst injuries sustained while fighting for life in The Challenge. 10. Natalie (Final Reckoning) … Continue reading Ten Challengers Injured During Eliminations

Ten Challengers Who Fought Through Injuries 

The Challenge tends to bring out the fighter in people. Sometimes people forgo their personal comfort for chance at Challenge glory. Injured or not, these Challengers would stop at nothing to secure their Challenge win. Here are Challengers who sustained an injury, but decided to fight anyway… to mixed results.  This list does not include people who got injured during elimination. It focuses on people … Continue reading Ten Challengers Who Fought Through Injuries 

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

Injuries That Killed Challengers Chances at Victory

This week marked an injuryfest on The Challenge, when we saw two teams get sent home due to injured teammates. While this is a bummer for Leroy & Candice and Tony & Shane, it’s not the first time ailments have sent competitors packing. Let’s check out the injuries that cast teams the game: Coral (The Gauntlet) In the early days of The Challenge, people generally … Continue reading Injuries That Killed Challengers Chances at Victory