As the countdown to the return of Tough Enough on June 23rd continues we revisit another moment from past seasons of the show. This moment comes to us from the 1 Million Dollar Tough Enough that took place in 2004 as Smackdown's answer to the WWE Divas Search. In what had become a calling of the Tough Enough the contestants had to compete in a challenge on Smackdown which at first seemed like normal Trash talking challenge, but then they all got a 500 hundred pound surprise.
In a Season of Tough Enough which included future WWE Superstars: Mike Mizanin, Ryan Reeves, and Nick Mitchell. This season by far was the most productive season in terms of producing future WWE Stars even though one of those men above didn't to long of a run in the WWE. The names mentioned are those of Current WWE Stars: Ryback & The Miz, also included above is former WWE Star and Sprit Squad member Mitch. Let's now take a trip back to the 2004 and see if any of the Tough Enough contestants are Tough Enough to slam The Big Show:
Tough Enough Season 6 Returns to TV on June 23 Live on the USA Network
For the last couple of months a lot of things from the WWE have gotten fans attention in a good way however, most of it is from NXT and not the Main roster. But also some of it has been coming from people talking about the return of the WWE's "reality show" known as Tough Enough. Over the last few months the Tough Enough video submissions have been pouring in and the WWE's YouTube channel has been blowing up with new video submissions everyday.
As of this writing the current date deadline for video submissions is on June 5th at Midnight EST. I firmly believe that after around 2-3 months of a solid number of video submissions it would be a good time for them to end it. Also ending it on that date would allow them around 2 and 1/2 weeks to go through the videos and find the contestants that will be on the show.
In addition the winners of the competition, Yes I did say winners as they have returned to the original idea from the first season of the show. Which was that they would pick two winners for the competition one women and one man to win the competition. But not only do they get a contract they get a one-year contract worth around 250,000; which from my standpoint looks pretty good. I also think that we will begin to start finding out who might be on the show as we get closer to the return of the show on June 23.
In all honesty the toughest job is probably having to go through each every video submission WWE gets and decide if they are worthy of the next round for Tough Enough just based off of a 1 minute long video. I say it the toughest job because of the amount of video submissions they have gotten over the last few months or even the last few weeks, I also think that we will continue to see the "video submission montages on TV until Tough Enough return not just as hype, but also because of the amount of video submissions they received.
Truthfully I don't know how they narrow down the field for talent as so many of these aspiring or current wrestlers could have some sort of potential just waiting to be tapped into, but just not have the opportunity or experience to do so just yet. Tough Enough is one of my favorite WWE TV shows ever because I love the concept of the show and the fact that you just never know if your going to find a talent from out of nowhere that surprises you with their potential. As potential is a funny thing because no everyone has it and not everyone sees it in the same people.
Tough Enough returns to your TV screens on Monday, June 23 live on the USA Network. The potential in the repackage and redesigned concept is unmatched and provides a lot of interest for certain viewers that are curious to see if certain changes work for the show. Though it is highly doubtful very much will come from this show's winner right away there is always a chance that this could be the start of WWE going back in time to when they had the slogan of "Anything Can Happen in the World Wrestling Federation." But in reality just waiting and going a long for the ride seems like a lot better and more interesting journey that I hope your willing to on, because the end result could be very worth the wait.
Earlier this week the WWE finally made it clear who exactly will be hosting this season of Tough Enough on the USA Network come June 23. News came out last week that Chris Jericho who would make it official is going to be the host of this season of Tough Enough. The trainers who will be with Chris this season are Billy Gunn, Booker, T, and....... Lita who is actually making her first wrestling related appearance in a long time to my knowledge.
Also, though not much information has been revealed about this aspect of the show just yet the judges have also been announced for this season and they are Hulk Hogan, Paige, & Daniel Bryan. The show will be filmed out of the Performance Center and actually Full Sail University or the home of NXT. The Tough Enough app will become available on all devices on May 25th.
Though not much of the fan interaction that is being promised has been announced just yet, but WWE has been promising a lot of fan interaction with Tough Enough this season; it has been said from what I understand the best comparison would be to American Idol. The last little piece of information that was revealed was that contestants will come face to face with the likes of Vince & Stephanie McMahon, Triple H, and John Cena.
With all of this information finally reveled it seems as though the upcoming season of Tough Enough has become all the more interesting in my opinion. As I love the fact that they are allowing Daniel Bryan to be on TV if in fact at that point he had not returned from his injury. I also think that Jericho will be a great host and think including Hulk Hogan in the show is a great idea. I for one am looking forward to the return of Tough Enough on June 23 live on USA
For a while I have been thinking about doing a section like this, which is dedicated to the return Tough Enough. Through the thus far 5 full season of the show we have seen our share "memorable" visitors on the show like Cena in Tough Enough 5, Big Show in Tough Enough 2, or even Steve Austin on Tough Enough 1. In many cases this visits are to try and help the kids get a better idea of what it is like being on the road and a member of the WWE.
Well I thought that their was no better way to start with this "series" then looking back the time Triple H showed up on Tough Enough in the First Season to talk with the kids. Triple H gives insight on how to work in the ring and also the affect that being on the road can have and probably has had on relationship and marriages. Below is the video highlighting Hunter's appearance on the show:
I plan on keeping this section open until the end of the upcoming season of Tough Enough. In this section I will be looking back at memories I guess you could say from the past seasons of the show. Also once the show starts I will be give my opinion on the chosen contests and then once the show I plan on giving my thoughts on the winner.