The ChallengeCap: The Throwdown Heard Around The World
We are back with a ChallengeCap after taking a week off. What a Challenge episode. This is a great season thus far. They’re throwing 101 right now. I’m enjoying what is going on this season. The biggest takeaway from the episode is that everyone is pissed at Rogan. The Challenge community believes that Rogan’s brutal throwdown of Jay during Purgatory went too far. These are people who haven’t competed for something. We’ll talk more about that later. It appears that Jay broke his arm yet we will wait and see what happens officially next week.
Rate the Episode: 8.5/10 – I hate ending the show on a cliffhanger. Hate it. This always bothers me, but I know reality shows do it for the effect. Other than that, this episode was a good one. The episode featured a bomb blowing up, a hookup, a throwdown, and a rivalry developing with Jordan and Wes. The Jordan-Wes rivalry spices up the men’s group. Who takes what side? Another negative of this episode was Josh got way too much face time. No one gives a flying fuck about Josh who is trying to start a rivalry with Wes and it’s failing miserably.
How did the Power Rankings hold up? – Pretty good, all things considered. We had another win from Swaggy C which might push him up further. Even though Josh is near the bottom of the rankings, there is no point to move him up the list. Should Bear go up? He isn’t a contender to win, but he is the most interesting guy on the show right now. That does count in my evaluation of people.
One Thing I Liked: Bear-Kaliah hookup finally happens – One of the things that annoy me with The Challenge is they can string out a storyline far too long. It never felt like they were doing with Bear-Kaliah, yet it finally happened. Hookups matter in The Challenge because that means those two will protect each other at all costs. It seems like this was a one-time thing, but we’ll see.
Two Things I Didn’t Like: The Rogan overreaction + Swaggy C blocked me – People are freaking out on Rogan because he hurt Jay with his throwdown. Listen, that was a pure body-to-body wrestling suplex. That is an actual move in real wrestling and WWE. There is nothing wrong with what Rogan did. He finished the move. Was he supposed to lie him down gently? Also, Swaggy C blocked me on Twitter for my comments about him and his wife’s relationship. Whatever, I think I’ll live.
What to watch for next week: It appears that Jenna melts down over not being around Zach which is something that I don’t need in any Challenge episode. Not looking forward to that one. The actual challenge looks like we’re doing fun shit again. Female elimination so there are a few potential options for the tribunal.