That's right!! The only contestant that was on the show that had actual experience prior to his time on Tough Enough is now taking Indy bookings. Last week I spoke about how the people got it wrong when they eliminated Patrick instead of two guys who have consistently been in the bottom 3 for weeks. This show isn't a popularity contest and having the fans pick who stays and who goes is going to make it very tough to stop it from becoming one. Even though I had become a "critic" of Patrick's recently that is only because I felt like he did was talk about how he was a fan and nobody else was.
Well that came back to bite him as Tough Enough isn't just about being a fan as it is also becoming a WWE superstar and last time I check you can't become a WWE superstar on just knowledge of the wrestling business. If you could I would be WWE Champion by now (Just saying). Patrick was the best male contestant on the show and now the men side is very weak and unproven. To many of the guys haven't shown that they deserve to still even be apart of the competition at this point and I am looking at ZZ & Josh to be specific.
I'm in no way surprised that Patrick is taking Indy bookings this soon after being eliminated if anything it's incredibly smart for him to do as he can capitalize on just being featured on National TV for a month, and not only that seen on the Network by millions. Also who could forget his time on National TV was in primetime which is just icing on the cake. In reality this elimination is a blessing for Patrick and just lose for WWE as he could have had bright future with WWE. You may say he still can, but if he gets signed then what is the point of Tough Enough.
I would like to wish Patrick all the success in the world and want to give him this message: "I hope you have all the success in the world so you can rub it the face of those who didn't believe in you."
I am well aware of the fact that I chose to close this section of the site about two weeks ago, but I will say that if it wasn't for many questionable eliminations week to week then this section would still be gone. However, much like everyone else I have something to say regarding the most recent episode of Tough Enough.
Fact is that Patrick got eliminated on the show this week even though two of the weakest contestants and consistent bottom three finishers were right there with him. It seems like every other week ZZ had been in the bottom three of the competition and yet he is still here when can we say enough or how about Josh being back in the bottom three. Last time I checked if a future wrestler or an aspiring WWE superstar is cocky, and has somewhat of a character already with tons of potential that is a good thing. However, the WWE Universe doesn't agree otherwise Patrick wouldn't have gotten eliminated. A few weeks ago I made mention to the fact that I thought Patrick was weak and "one dimensional", but that doesn't mean I don't think that Patrick wasn't the best guy in the competition I just thought he needed to show more before being sold the farm.
This and other eliminations have lead me to believe that the fans shouldn't have the final say on who goes home on the show like they do (or did) in a lot of if not all of the singing shows. Tough Enough has to be looking for the most entertaining person in the ring and not just the person who is liked by the most people with no bearing on their actual talent. If the WWE isn't looking to use Tough Enough to their advantage then they are wasting their time by doing this competition. See though I am one of the many members of the WWE universe that has enjoyed voting, I wouldn't not being able to vote if it meant to improve the show.
Tough Enough would be so much better they wouldn't have allowed the WWE universe to cast their votes and have the final say on who lasts in the competition. The old saying is that "If isn't broke don't fix it." In my book certain parts of the Tough Enough show needed to be changed, but other specifics about the show didn't need to be changed, but was changed. I believe that too much has been done wrong this season to save this season from known as one of the worst season of the shows history which is unfortunate, because done right this could have been a turning point for the shows legacy among the WWE fans. The winner of the competition will be a long term project as none of these contestants are ready to be given the farm right out of the gate. However, time isn't really on the WWE's side because their roster is the weakest it's been in years and adding some more depth wouldn't be a bad thing. Look forward to next week to see the next awkward twist for this lackluster season of the formerly good reality TV show through the WWE.
Though the show has just begun and most would say that give plenty of things to write about. However, I feel differently about this as I believe this show is to early to post predictions of who will win and so I am shutting down this section for a few weeks. Which is something I am thinking about doing with some other sections much like I did prior with the How I Would Book it section before I brought it back, so this could be just the start.
Now with that out the way let's get onto my thoughts so far on this season of Tough Enough. In my opinion thus the fans gotten it right when it comes to the eliminations on the show. I also think that early favorites have shown up and those who may not make it that far have also been seen, but in one week everything can change. Below I give my thoughts on some of the contestants:
Alex: "Knowledge doesn't matter" is the quote that this competitor will be remembered for and the ignorance he showed on the show by saying that statement. Speaking of Alex, I disagree with both Hogan & Daniel as I think it is not just important to the history of WWE I think it's important to the history of wrestling in general. Not only is it important to know who Andre The Giant, but it is also important to know who Verne Gagne & Johnny Valentine are as well. If you don't those guys then do some research, because you just proved my point. All and all that statement showed the ignorance some of these competitors have and why I happy that Alex is gone.
Patrick: After his "shoot" on Tanner on the first episode he immediately became my favorite, because I feel like he told the truth and I respected him for that. As you want someone to win the competition who isn't afraid to speak his mind and has the ability in the ring to back it up and Patrick did that this week after doing a lot of talking last week. As said I believe it's to early to predict who will win the competition, but at this point I definitely think that Patrick is a favorite to win.
Diane: Look I know it's a reality show, but when she said "I should be home playing my wedding" I knew she didn't belong. I mean Raw is already half looking like High school with the "bickering couples" of Rusev/Rae & Lana/Ziggler so Tough Enough doesn't need to be just as bad. Especially with people who willing say they don't want to be here and from what I have heard get their contract changed so they could see their fiancé. Give Me A BREAK!!!!!!! I don't a shit if she is engaged or not she is in a competition to become a diva in the most "prestigious" company in the wrestling world and yet she wants to plan her wedding or be with her fiancé then let her go then as she doesn't belong on the ****** show then in my opinion. (I don't care if you don't like what I just all you have to do is read the underlined part and if you don't respect it, I don't really care about your opinion then, because you don't respect mine and I mean that I really don't care) I guess it's pretty clear to see that by far I hate Diane and can't wait for her not to be on the show anymore.
This wont happen and if it does their is something wrong, but what if she wins the competition and goes the road for 300 days a year is she going to bitch and have her contract changed again. Honestly I would tell her NO and that if she wanted to have a different contract then she should've left the competition and let someone else who actually deserved the contract get the opportunity.