History Wrestling / WWEToughEnough

27th Aug '16 8:16:18 AM PF
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* BittersweetEnding: Season 5 ended with the fan favourite Andy winning...only to get a stunner from Stone Cold and slap from Vince. He would later get suspended for failing a drug test, and quietly released.
* [[BlackDudeDiesFirst Black Chick Gets Eliminated First]]: Thankfully nobody died on the show but a double subversion came in the first episode of Season 5. Eric seemed like he was going to be eliminated only for Stone Cold to eliminate Ariane instead.
* BreakTheHaughty: Patrick Clark, a Wrestling/{{CZW}} wrestler who was also the first graduate of Maryland Championship Wrestling's academy alongside ROH Top Prospect Lio Rush was eliminated in Season 6 after placing in at the top three weeks in a row for his perceived failure to learn the value of humility. [[note]] Apparently, he learned his lesson, as WWE eventually gave him a contract and he now wrestles in NXT [[/note]]

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* BittersweetEnding: Season 5 ended with the fan favourite favorite Andy winning...only to get a stunner from Stone Cold and slap from Vince.Wrestling/VinceMcMahon. He would later get suspended for failing a drug test, and quietly released.
* [[BlackDudeDiesFirst Black Chick Gets Eliminated First]]: BlackDudeDiesFirst: Thankfully nobody died on the show but a double subversion came in the first episode of Season 5. Eric seemed like he was going to be eliminated only for Stone Cold to eliminate Ariane instead.
* BreakTheHaughty: Patrick Clark, a Wrestling/{{CZW}} wrestler who was also the first graduate of Maryland Championship Wrestling's academy alongside ROH Top Prospect Lio Rush was eliminated in Season 6 after placing in at the top three weeks in a row for his perceived failure to learn the value of humility. [[note]] Apparently, he learned his lesson, as WWE eventually gave him a contract and he now wrestles in NXT NXT. [[/note]]
27th Aug '16 8:13:46 AM PF
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* BadassNormal: Jeremiah Riggs, a former MMA fighter, had no wrestling training prior to Season 5. Yet his fitness was top notch and he picked things up shockingly quickly

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* BadassNormal: Jeremiah Riggs, a former MMA fighter, had no wrestling training prior to Season 5. Yet his fitness was top notch and he picked things up shockingly quicklyquickly.
26th Aug '16 4:41:39 PM fearlessnikki
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* BadassNormal: Jeremiah Riggs, a former MMA fighter, had no wrestling training prior to Season 5. Yet his fitness was top notch and he picked things up shockingly quickly



* BittersweetEnding: How Season 5 ended, with Season 5 winner [[KickTheDog Andy being slapped by Vince [=McMahon=] and then stunned by Stone Cold]].
** ShaggyDogStory: He was released in early 2012 and since never had an appearance.

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* BittersweetEnding: How Season 5 ended, ended with Season 5 winner [[KickTheDog the fan favourite Andy being slapped by Vince [=McMahon=] and then stunned by winning...only to get a stunner from Stone Cold]].
** ShaggyDogStory: He was released in early 2012
Cold and since never had an appearance.slap from Vince. He would later get suspended for failing a drug test, and quietly released.



*** Episode 2, Matt was given several opportunities to demonstrate his implied superiority (based on having greater experience than most of the others), and bungled every single chance he got. Of course, those who knew Matt Cross knew he was a high flier with [[DullSurprise little charisma]] and few to any on the mat moves. Trish Stratus apparently did not know this and asked to be shown what he could do, [[SelfFulfillingProphecy on the mat]].

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*** Episode 2, Matt was given several opportunities an opportunity to demonstrate his implied superiority (based on having greater experience than most of the others), and bungled every single chance he got. Of course, those who knew Matt Cross knew in-ring abilities. After telling Trish that he was a known for flips and high flier with [[DullSurprise little charisma]] and few flying, he failed to any on demonstrate anything in a session in the mat moves. Trish Stratus apparently did ring. Stone Cold chose to eliminate him for not know this and asked to be shown what he could do, [[SelfFulfillingProphecy on standing out from the mat]].pack.



* FourGirlEnsemble: Five girls in Season 5: brunette white (Michelle), blonde Hispanic (Ivelisse), black (Ariane and Christina) and Middle Eastern (Rima).
* GameBreakingInjury: Ivelisse and Martin from ''[=TE5=]'', see RealLifeWritesThePlot below.

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* FourGirlEnsemble: Five Of the girls in Season 5: brunette white (Michelle), blonde Hispanic (Ivelisse), black (Ariane and Christina) and Middle Eastern (Rima).
* GameBreakingInjury:
5 Ivelisse was the mannish one, Ariane the childish one, Christina the pretty one and Rima the TeamMom. Michelle was not featured as much and did not interact with the others.
* GameBreakingInjury:
** Ivelisse Velez in Season 5 suffered a leg injury after a miscue in the ring with Christina. She tried to keep going, but the leg swelled up and Stone Cold was forced to eliminate her. She later said that it had been for the best, as she could have done serious permanent damage had she stayed on.
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Martin Casaus from ''[=TE5=]'', see RealLifeWritesThePlot below.Season 5 also fractured his ankle during a drill, and was forced to withdraw from the contest immediately.
** Averted however with Jackie Gayda from Season 2, who suffered an ankle injury and still won the contest.


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* ImprobableAge: One of the judges in Season 6 was Paige, who was only twenty-two at the time, yet has been wrestling since she was thirteen. Thus it can be a little surprising to see her tear into the contestants, most of whom were older than her.


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* ManlyTears: Luke in the final episode of Season 5 is seen crying when he says goodbye to his mother.
15th Aug '16 3:41:33 AM PF
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* ReallySeventeenYearsOld: Marty "Boogeyman" Wright in Season 4, who was Really Forty Years Old.

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* ReallySeventeenYearsOld: Marty "Boogeyman" "The Boogeyman" Wright in Season 4, who was Really Forty Years Old.really 40 years old at the time.
14th Aug '16 12:09:02 PM JamesAustin
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** Season 4 saw a challenge in which Wrestling/TheBigShow ripped into the contestants for being handed an opportunity without paying their dues. Many though ill of the fact that this came from the man who's very first wrestling match saw him defeat ''Wrestling/HulkHogan'', in the main event a pay-per-view (''WCW Halloween Havoc 1995''), to win the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.[[note]]Hogan had defeated The Big Show, then known as The Giant, in a Sumo Monster Truck match prior to the main event. In the main event itself, The Giant won by disqualification. However, a pre-match stipulation meant that the title changed hands.[[/note]]

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** Season 4 saw a challenge in which Wrestling/TheBigShow ripped into the contestants for being handed an opportunity without paying their dues. Many though ill of the fact that this came from the man who's very first wrestling match saw him defeat ''Wrestling/HulkHogan'', in the main event a pay-per-view (''WCW Halloween Havoc 1995''), to win the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.[[note]]Hogan had defeated The the Big Show, then known as The Giant, in a Sumo Monster Truck match prior to the main event. In the main event itself, The Giant won by disqualification. However, a pre-match stipulation meant that the title changed hands.[[/note]]



* PyrrhicVictory: With the exception of John Morrison, none of the winners ever made it big in WWE.

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* PyrrhicVictory: With the exception of John Morrison, none of the winners ever made it big in WWE. Not even the first runner-ups, the sole exception being The Miz.



* [[ReallySeventeenYearsOld Really Forty Years Old]]: Marty "Boogeyman" Wright in Season 4.

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* [[ReallySeventeenYearsOld Really Forty Years Old]]: ReallySeventeenYearsOld: Marty "Boogeyman" Wright in Season 4.4, who was Really Forty Years Old.
10th Aug '16 10:04:40 PM Gimere
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''Tough Enough'' is a reality show developed by Wrestling/{{WWE}} where participants compete to win a WWE contract and be the next WWE Superstar or Diva. It originally aired in 2001 on Creator/{{MTV}} for three seasons, but was dropped. Its fourth season was integrated into ''[[Wrestling/WWESmackDown SmackDown!]]'' in 2004, after which the series was cancelled until 2011, when it was revived once more with Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin as the host. In 2015, ''Tough Enough'' was revived again, this time with Wrestling/ChrisJericho as the host.

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''Tough Enough'' is a reality show developed by Wrestling/{{WWE}} where participants compete to win a WWE contract and be the next WWE Superstar or Diva.Superstar. It originally aired in 2001 on Creator/{{MTV}} for three seasons, but was dropped. Its fourth season was integrated into ''[[Wrestling/WWESmackDown SmackDown!]]'' in 2004, after which the series was cancelled until 2011, when it was revived once more with Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin as the host. In 2015, ''Tough Enough'' was revived again, this time with Wrestling/ChrisJericho as the host.



* [[Wrestling/{{Ryback}} Ryan Reeves]] - ''[=TE4=]'' competitor (repackaged as first [[Wrestling/TheNexus Skip Sheffield]], then as Ryback following an injury; employed 2004-2007 and 2008-present)

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* [[Wrestling/{{Ryback}} Ryan Reeves]] - ''[=TE4=]'' competitor (repackaged as first [[Wrestling/TheNexus Skip Sheffield]], then as Ryback following an injury; employed 2004-2007 and 2008-present)2008-2016)



* PyrrhicVictory: With the exception of John Morrison, none of the winners ever made it big in the WWE.

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* PyrrhicVictory: With the exception of John Morrison, none of the winners ever made it big in the WWE.
18th Jul '16 1:46:01 PM Gimere
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot:
** Matt Cappotelli, who was a heavyweight champion for WWE's then indy brand, OVW, had his career cut short due to him being diagnosed with Astrocytoma, and the surgery and chemo that followed. He had been at OVW from 2004 to 2007 and released from his contract in 2009, never even reaching WWE again.
** During a routine kick-out drill, Martin (Season 5) fractured his foot, and was ordered by his doctor to withdraw from the show. Up to that point, Martin had won three skill challenges in a row, and was unquestionably one of the favorites to win the show. It's also worth noting that Martin was pointedly never forced to give Stone Cold his belt to signify his elimination, he was instead asked to hang up his belt on his own, with Stone Cold noting that he ''was'' indeed "Tough Enough", save for this unforeseen injury. Ivelisse, who was also injured, was not given this distinction when she was eliminated.
** Dianna (Season 6) left the show in what initially appeared to a ScrewThisImOuttaHere moment because she missed her fiancé. In a follow up interview, Dianna revealed that the real reason why she left was due to one of her friends being paralyzed during a fight at her bar.
** Hulk Hogan was fired by WWE after his racist remarks became public. As a result, he was removed as one of the judges of Season 6. Going one step further, Hogan's appearance on the show, as well as his removal, was not mentioned or referenced at all.
12th Jul '16 9:22:22 AM RippenFan33
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* BreakTheHaughty: Patrick Clark, a Wrestling/{{CZW}} wrestler who was also the first graduate of Maryland Championship Wrestling's academy alongside ROH Top Prospect Lio Rush was eliminated in Season 6 after placing in at the top three weeks in a row for his perceived failure to learn the value of humility.

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* BreakTheHaughty: Patrick Clark, a Wrestling/{{CZW}} wrestler who was also the first graduate of Maryland Championship Wrestling's academy alongside ROH Top Prospect Lio Rush was eliminated in Season 6 after placing in at the top three weeks in a row for his perceived failure to learn the value of humility. [[note]] Apparently, he learned his lesson, as WWE eventually gave him a contract and he now wrestles in NXT [[/note]]
24th Jun '16 9:56:43 AM PF
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** Season 4 saw a challenge in which Wrestling/TheBigShow ripped into the contestants for being handed an opportunity without paying their dues. Many though ill of the fact that this came from the man who's very first wrestling match saw him defeat ''Hulk Hogan'', in the main event a pay-per-view (''WCW Halloween Havoc 1995''), to win the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.[[note]]Hogan had defeated The Big Show, then known as The Giant, in a Sumo Monster Truck match prior to the main event. In the main event itself, The Giant won by disqualification. However, a pre-match stipulation meant that the title changed hands.[[/note]]

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** Season 4 saw a challenge in which Wrestling/TheBigShow ripped into the contestants for being handed an opportunity without paying their dues. Many though ill of the fact that this came from the man who's very first wrestling match saw him defeat ''Hulk Hogan'', ''Wrestling/HulkHogan'', in the main event a pay-per-view (''WCW Halloween Havoc 1995''), to win the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.[[note]]Hogan had defeated The Big Show, then known as The Giant, in a Sumo Monster Truck match prior to the main event. In the main event itself, The Giant won by disqualification. However, a pre-match stipulation meant that the title changed hands.[[/note]]



** Wrestling/HulkHogan was fired by WWE after his racist remarks became public. As a result, he was removed as one of the judges of Season 6. Going one step further, Hogan's appearance on the show, as well as his removal, was not mentioned or referenced at all.

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** Wrestling/HulkHogan Hulk Hogan was fired by WWE after his racist remarks became public. As a result, he was removed as one of the judges of Season 6. Going one step further, Hogan's appearance on the show, as well as his removal, was not mentioned or referenced at all.
24th Jun '16 9:53:53 AM PF
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** Season 4 saw a challenge in which Wrestling/TheBigShow ripped into the contestants for being handed an opportunity without paying their dues. Many though ill of the fact that this came from the man who's very first wrestling match saw him defeat ''Hulk Hogan'', in the main event a pay-per-view (''WCW Halloween Havoc 1995''), to win the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.[[note]]He won by disqualification, but a pre-match stipulation meant that the title could still change hands.[[/note]]

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** Season 4 saw a challenge in which Wrestling/TheBigShow ripped into the contestants for being handed an opportunity without paying their dues. Many though ill of the fact that this came from the man who's very first wrestling match saw him defeat ''Hulk Hogan'', in the main event a pay-per-view (''WCW Halloween Havoc 1995''), to win the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.[[note]]He [[note]]Hogan had defeated The Big Show, then known as The Giant, in a Sumo Monster Truck match prior to the main event. In the main event itself, The Giant won by disqualification, but disqualification. However, a pre-match stipulation meant that the title could still change changed hands.[[/note]]
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