History Wrestling / WWEToughEnough

8th Feb '17 6:45:09 AM PF
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* SpearCounterpart: Season 4 featured entirely male contestants and took the form of weekly skits on ''[=SmackDown!=]''. This made it a male version of the Diva Search that was currently airing on ''Raw''.

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* SpearCounterpart: Season 4 featured entirely male contestants and took the form contestants, which consisted of weekly skits on ''[=SmackDown!=]''. This made it a male version of the Diva Search that Search, which was currently airing on ''Raw''.''Raw'' at the time.
8th Feb '17 6:39:11 AM PF
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* SpearCounterpart: Season 4 featured entirely male contestants and took the form of weekly skits on ''[=SmackDown!=]''. This made it a male version of the Diva Search that was currently airing on ''Raw''.
* SpecialGuest: Usually once per episode, a noteworthy WWE wrestler would visit the gym, and give advice to the contestants, and perhaps share anecdotes. In Season 5, the guest star usually gave a lecture that's specific to the theme for the week; for example, Wrestling/TheBigShow visited during "technique" week, and emphasized in his speech that even "[[TheGiant big man]]" wrestlers like himself had to have excellent technique, they couldn't only rely on their physicality.



* SpearCounterpart: Season 4 featured entirely male contestants and consisted of weekly skits on ''[=SmackDown=]''. This made it a male version of the Diva Search, which took place on ''Raw'' - featuring a series of women hoping to earn a WWE contract.

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* SpearCounterpart: Season 4 featured entirely male contestants and consisted took the form of weekly skits on ''[=SmackDown=]''. ''[=SmackDown!=]''. This made it a male version of the Diva Search, which took place Search that was currently airing on ''Raw'' - featuring ''Raw''.
* SpecialGuest: Usually once per episode,
a series of women hoping to earn a noteworthy WWE contract. wrestler would visit the gym, and give advice to the contestants, and perhaps share anecdotes. In Season 5, the guest star usually gave a lecture that's specific to the theme for the week; for example, Wrestling/TheBigShow visited during "technique" week, and emphasized in his speech that even "[[TheGiant big man]]" wrestlers like himself had to have excellent technique, they couldn't only rely on their physicality.
8th Feb '17 6:35:45 AM PF
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* NonGameplayElimination: Many of the contestants had quit the show for not wanting the job as much as they originally expected. Season 1 had more quitters than actual cuts by the trainers. WordOfGod gave this as the reason why the revival had a lot more experienced indy wrestlers than the original series. Ironically, two of the most experienced veterans in the Season 5 roster were some of the first to go. Matt was a nine year indy veteran and considered a potential winner early on, but was eliminated in episode 2 for utterly failing when given a chance to show off his veteran skills. Michelle claimed to have eleven years of indy experience, but was so out of practice that she performed worse than many of the beginners, and ended up eliminating herself in episode 3, when she decided that being home with her daughter was more important than a WWE career.



* VotedOffTheIsland: Depending on the season, the eliminations were done by the trainers and/or public vote. However...
** NonGameplayElimination: Many of the contestants had quit the show for not wanting the job as much as they originally expected. Season 1 had more quitters than actual cuts by the trainers. WordOfGod gave this as the reason why the revival had a lot more experienced indy wrestlers than the original series. Ironically, two of the most experienced veterans in the Season 5 roster were some of the first to go. Matt was a nine year indy veteran and considered a potential winner early on, but was eliminated in episode 2 for utterly failing when given a chance to show off his veteran skills. Michelle claimed to have eleven years of indy experience, but was so out of practice that she performed worse than many of the beginners, and ended up eliminating herself in episode 3, when she decided that being home with her daughter was more important than a WWE career.

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* VotedOffTheIsland: Depending on the season, the eliminations were done by the trainers and/or public vote. However...
** NonGameplayElimination: Many of the contestants had quit the show for not wanting the job as much as they originally expected. Season 1 had more quitters than actual cuts by the trainers. WordOfGod gave this as the reason why the revival had a lot more experienced indy wrestlers than the original series. Ironically, two of the most experienced veterans in the Season 5 roster were some of the first to go. Matt was a nine year indy veteran and considered a potential winner early on, but was eliminated in episode 2 for utterly failing when given a chance to show off his veteran skills. Michelle claimed to have eleven years of indy experience, but was so out of practice that she performed worse than many of the beginners, and ended up eliminating herself in episode 3, when she decided that being home with her daughter was more important than a WWE career.
8th Feb '17 6:33:46 AM PF
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** In Season 5, when Ariane was asked by Stone Cold what her all-time favorite match was, she replied with ''Melina vs. Alicia Fox''.
-->'''Austin:''' (trying to hold himself from strangling her) "Out of all the matches in the history of this business, ''that'' was your favorite?!"

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** In Season 5, when Ariane was asked by Stone Cold what her all-time favorite match was, she replied with ''Melina vs. Alicia Fox''.
Fox'':
-->'''Austin:''' (trying to hold himself from strangling her) "Out of all the matches in the history of this business, ''that'' was your favorite?!"
8th Feb '17 6:32:38 AM PF
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** Averted with Jackie Gayda from Season 2, who suffered an ankle injury and still won the contest.



** Averted however with Jackie Gayda from Season 2, who suffered an ankle injury and still won the contest.



* InSeriesNickname / EmbarrassingNickname : Bill [=DeMott=] liked giving them to contestants:

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* InSeriesNickname / EmbarrassingNickname : InSeriesNickname: Bill [=DeMott=] liked giving them to contestants:



* SpearCounterpart: Season 4 featured entirely male contestants and took the form of weekly skits on Smackdown. This made it a male version of the Diva Search that was currently airing on Raw.

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* SpearCounterpart: Season 4 featured entirely male contestants and took the form of weekly skits on Smackdown. ''[=SmackDown!=]''. This made it a male version of the Diva Search that was currently airing on Raw.''Raw''.
8th Feb '17 4:13:02 AM fearlessnikki
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* MercyKill: Non-fatal example. Rima was eliminated in Season 5 without the need for a bottom three - precisely because she wasn't able to keep up with the contest and it was best to eliminate her early.


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** Eventually subverted with Christina who, although she returned to FCW when the show ended and became Women's Champion, was released shortly after it was rebranded into NXT.


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* SpearCounterpart: Season 4 featured entirely male contestants and took the form of weekly skits on Smackdown. This made it a male version of the Diva Search that was currently airing on Raw.
4th Dec '16 5:33:55 PM fearlessnikki
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Wrestling/TrishStratus definitely. Ryan also showed his mean streak when he was pit against Mickael.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Wrestling/TrishStratus definitely.definitely, and Matt Cross was put up for elimination almost entirely on her suggestion. Ryan also showed his mean streak when he was pit against Mickael.


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* NiceMeanAndInBetween: In Season 5 when the trainers were at three, Trish was the Nice - a CoolTeacher who would usually try to encourage the contestants to be creative. Bill of course was the Mean - an incredibly tough DrillSergeantNasty. Booker T was the In-Between - and it was almost lampshaded when he yelled at Ryan "don't take my kindness for weakness".
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.
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