Trivia: WWE Tough Enough

  • Channel Hop: Went from MTV, to UPN, to USA Network.
  • Deleted Scene: There were a handful in Season 5:
    • The first episode features Matt bumping into CM Punk while working backstage. The two are good friends from their years on the indies together.
    • Matt also claims he set himself on fire while in the house.
    • Trish Stratus took the contestants for a Yoga practice. Luke notably struggled with it while Christina was noted as a stand-out. This explains why Trish and Christina were practicing privately in a later episode.
  • Fan Nickname: Diva Dirt liked to give Rima a new nickname every week. This included "Miss Ghetto USA" and "Miss Late USA".
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Without taking into consideration the early bird cameos, there a few familiar faces:
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Thanks to WWE's Unpersoning of Hulk Hogan due to revelations of him making numerous racist remarks, the first half of Season 6 is now suffering this. Only the full episodes of Week 6 onwards are now on WWE's YouTube channel and only clips from the previous episodes that didn't have Hogan in it (namely the non-studio segments) have still remained.
  • Name's the Same: Eric Watts is the contestant who competed in Season 5 of Tough Enough. Erik Watts is a wrestler who is best known for his appearance in WCW in the early '90s. No relation.
  • Paying Their Dues: There are a lot of rants on the show to the contestants about how doing this competition means they're bypassing this, which is why it's so hard. None of the trainers will sugarcoat it, and it's a sentiment shared by everyone who visits.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Ariane gets this now having since gained a spot as one of Brodus Clay's dancers, eventually graduating to a wrestling role and landing a spot on the hit reality series Total Divas.
  • Star-Making Role: For Ariane (see above) and Ivelisse - who was in the company for several months as Sofia Cortez but enjoyed more high profile bookings after her release.
  • Troubled Production: Season 2. The training was going so badly, fans theorized that "these kids aren't ready" should have been the show's tagline. And that's not to mention the debacle that was the finale.
  • What Could Have Been: Chris Jericho was at one point in talks to host Season 5, but eventually turned it down to appear on Dancing with the Stars. Jericho admitted that he wouldn't have been Drill Sergeant Nasty as "Stone Cold" Steve Austin had he hosted. He would later host Season 6, albeit more in a Game Show Host role than as head judge.