History Main / ShockingElimination

29th Jul '17 9:53:22 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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** On the 2015 show, there was Patrick Clark. Not a particularly well known figure in wrestling but still one of the more experienced competitors, he and TagTeam partner Lio Rush being the first graduates out of Maryland Championship Wrestling's academy and quickly gaining the attention of Wrestling/{{CZW}}, Wrestling/RingOfHonor and of course "Tough Enough". Though only Clark was chosen for the show([[PrejudicedForPecs no surprises there]]) he consistently placed among the top rankings week after week...and then was eliminated for failing to learn the value of humility. No less than Wrestling/MickFoley and Wrestling/BookerT argued that it proved the contest was based more on popularity than any other merits.

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** On the 2015 show, there was Patrick Clark. Not a particularly well known figure in wrestling but still one of the more experienced competitors, he and TagTeam partner Lio Rush Wrestling/LioRush being the first graduates out of Maryland Championship Wrestling's academy and quickly gaining the attention of Wrestling/{{CZW}}, Wrestling/RingOfHonor and of course "Tough Enough". Though only Clark was chosen for the show([[PrejudicedForPecs no surprises there]]) he consistently placed among the top rankings week after week...and then was eliminated for failing to learn the value of humility. No less than Wrestling/MickFoley and Wrestling/BookerT argued that it proved the contest was based more on popularity than any other merits.
16th Jun '17 11:48:48 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Nick in ''Big Brother 15'' was a very GenreSavvy player, forming and all-male alliance, pointing out they had over a 25% chance of winning MVP, and even targeted the only physical threat outside of their alliance. Unfortunately, Candice & Helen figured out there was probably an all-guy alliance, and he ended up being the ''second'' one out the door.

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** Nick in ''Big Brother 15'' was a very GenreSavvy savvy player, forming and all-male alliance, pointing out they had over a 25% chance of winning MVP, and even targeted the only physical threat outside of their alliance. Unfortunately, Candice & Helen figured out there was probably an all-guy alliance, and he ended up being the ''second'' one out the door.
11th Jun '17 1:24:22 PM nombretomado
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* In the 2014 [[TheWorldCup World Cup]], Spain was eliminated in the first round, despite having one of the stronger teams and being the winner of the previous World Cup. Likewise in the 2002 World Cup France were eliminated without so much as scoring a goal, despite being defending champions at the time.

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* In the 2014 [[TheWorldCup [[UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup World Cup]], Spain was eliminated in the first round, despite having one of the stronger teams and being the winner of the previous World Cup. Likewise in the 2002 World Cup France were eliminated without so much as scoring a goal, despite being defending champions at the time.
20th May '17 5:57:35 PM nombretomado
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* In the UK charity version of ''TheWeakestLink'' starring various Doctor Who actors, the first person eliminated, to most viewers' surprise, was RobotBuddy K-9.

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* In the UK charity version of ''TheWeakestLink'' ''Series/TheWeakestLink'' starring various Doctor Who actors, the first person eliminated, to most viewers' surprise, was RobotBuddy K-9.
16th May '17 6:41:38 PM IlGreven
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** Simone Biles in Season 24 getting knocked out in the semifinals, despite getting a perfect 80 points from her dances that night. The other contestant in the final two was former Cubs catcher David Ross, who scored the lowest in his dances that night, but [[EliminationHoudini may well have the most fan support in the history of the show]].
23rd Apr '17 2:35:37 PM nombretomado
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** Tamyra Gray and Christina Christian (season 1, the latter getting help from the contestant being absent during her elimination). On TelevisionWithoutPity, "Tamyra'd" is the name of this trope for ''Series/AmericanIdol.''

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** Tamyra Gray and Christina Christian (season 1, the latter getting help from the contestant being absent during her elimination). On TelevisionWithoutPity, Website/TelevisionWithoutPity, "Tamyra'd" is the name of this trope for ''Series/AmericanIdol.''
26th Feb '17 11:45:39 PM gewunomox
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** From season 8, Acid Betty was eliminated after Snatch Game like Max, even though she had been high the first three weeks and safe week 4. Thorgy Thor had been high or safe every episode and was a fan favorite but was eliminated when she didn't even do poorly, she just didn't do as well as the other remaining queens. Derrick Berry's elimination wasn't shocking per se, but she was expected by many to make the Top 3 due to her fame as a Creator/BritneySpears impersonator, but unlike {{celebrity impersonator}}s from previous seasons, Derrick was unable to break out of her "Britney box," which led to a shockingly mediocre showing.

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** From season 8, Acid Betty was eliminated after Snatch Game like Max, even though she had been high the first three weeks and safe week 4. Thorgy Thor had been high or safe every episode and was a fan favorite but was eliminated when she didn't even do poorly, she just didn't do as well as the other remaining queens. Derrick Berry's elimination wasn't shocking per se, but she was expected by many to make the Top 3 due to her fame as a Creator/BritneySpears Music/BritneySpears impersonator, but unlike {{celebrity impersonator}}s from previous seasons, Derrick was unable to break out of her "Britney box," which led to a shockingly mediocre showing.
30th Jan '17 7:35:00 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* In the revival of Series/WWEToughEnough, early on, Mickael was in the bottom three alongside his hated rival, Ryan (whose biggest challenge for the show was overcoming the EmbarrassingNickname "Skidmark" given to him by, ironically, Bill Demott). In order to decide who was leaving, StoneColdSteveAustin made them cut promos on one another. Mickael choked, and Ryan buried him. Everyone was stunned, but whether it was Mickael's failing or Ryan stepping up to the plate depends on who you ask.

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* In the revival of Series/WWEToughEnough, early on, Mickael was in the bottom three alongside his hated rival, Ryan (whose biggest challenge for the show was overcoming the EmbarrassingNickname "Skidmark" given to him by, ironically, Bill Demott).Wrestling/BillDemott). In order to decide who was leaving, StoneColdSteveAustin made them cut promos on one another. Mickael choked, and Ryan buried him. Everyone was stunned, but whether it was Mickael's failing or Ryan stepping up to the plate depends on who you ask.
30th Jan '17 7:34:25 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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** A more shocking elimination was [[Series/ChickBusters AJ]] from season 3 where the fans voted for who they wanted on the show. At the time AJ was arguably the most popular rookie that season. Even wrestling critics were calling her elimination a miscarriage of justice. AJ would eventually return to the main roster as the tag partner of season 3's winner, Kaitlyn. The other shocking elimination of the season, runner up Naomi, would eventually resurface, but as one of Brodus Clay's backup dancers.

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** A more shocking elimination was [[Series/ChickBusters AJ]] from season 3 where the fans voted for who they wanted on the show. At the time AJ was arguably the most popular rookie that season. Even wrestling critics were calling her elimination a miscarriage of justice. AJ would eventually return to the main roster as the tag partner of season 3's winner, Kaitlyn. The other shocking elimination of the season, runner up Naomi, would eventually resurface, but as one of Brodus Clay's [[Wrestling/{{Funkadactyls}} backup dancers.dancers]].



*** It could be argued that he was the de facto winner since all the others were either formally eliminated or moved to the main roster. Bateman was the only one that remained when NXT changed its format but he was released soon after and eventually ended up wrestling in TNA as Wrestling/EC3.

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*** It could be argued that he was the de facto winner since all the others were either formally eliminated or moved to the main roster. Bateman was the only one that remained when NXT changed its format but he was released soon after and eventually ended up wrestling in TNA Wrestling/{{TNA}} as Wrestling/EC3.
28th Nov '16 2:23:29 PM Gimere
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