WWE TV Shows - Other CALDWELL'S TOUGH ENOUGH REPORT 7/28 - Week 6: Latest elimination, Hogan replaced, Miz ruins everything, WWE stars appear, more
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WWE Tough Enough TV Report
July 28, 2015
Week 6 on USA Network
Report by James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
This week's Tough Enough episode started with a flashback to last week's episode when Patrick was surprisingly eliminated. And, Big Show handed out frying pan-like chops. This week, B.A.D. visits the female contestants.
The video intro revealed that The Miz is now on the judges's panel with Daniel Bryan and Paige. Live at Full Sail, Chris Jericho and Renee Young introduced the show. Daniel Bryan, Paige, and The Miz were introduced at the table. No mention of Hulk Hogan, of course, with Miz simply sliding into Paige's far-right chair, Paige sliding into Hogan's vacant middle chair, and D-Bryan remaining in his far-left chair.
Off to the Tough Enough house for pre-taped footage from last week of the Remaining Eight reacting to Patrick's elimination. Z.Z. noted that he misses Patrick, so he talked to a photo of Patrick while eating a peanut butter & jelly sandwich. They flashed back to last week when Patrick cut a promo on Z.Z., who said that he will use that as inspiration to get in shape.
At the training facility, Z.Z. was shown doing work trying to get in shape. Well, kind of work. The contestants were then shown sitting around talking about how cut-throat this is in WWE. And the conversation went from serious to talking about Chelsea dying her hair blonde, matching Amanda.
Off to a ropes course somewhere in the Florida woods. Booker T, Billy Gunn, and Lita talked to the contestants about this week's course. Suddenly, Cesaro swung into the camera shot looking like a movie star doing an action movie stunt. Cesaro, dressed in a sharp suit, addressed the contestants needing to look good in front of the camera.. He told the contestants to find a weakness, eliminate it. Then, find another weakness and eliminate it.
Booker explained the ropes course. Each contestant had to climb the ropes course, remember a number at each platform, keep Billy Gunn entertained as Gunn threw out random numbers and comments via megaphone, and meet Cesaro at the end of the course.
Sara Lee went first and had the numbers in her head, but missed a middle number, then forgot the list when she reached the end of the course where Cesaro was. Amanda also punched in the wrong numbers. Chelsea finished fastest, but messed up the numbers. Giorgia blew off Gunn, trying to focus on her numbers. Giorgia punched in the correct numbers, but Gunn heeled on her for blowing him off.
For the males, Mada went first. Mada got the numbers wrong. Z.Z. took his sweet time, even interacting with Gunn. But, he forgot a number, then got caught in the middle of the course. He finally reached the end, but messed up the numbers. Tanner nearly fell off the course, but finished and got all the numbers. Josh went next and fell off the course right before reaching Cesaro. But, he gathered himself and finished, and punched in the correct numbers.
To the judges handing out awards. Z.Z. was not last. Mada finished last. Last week, Hulk Hogan pointed out that Mada stepped up on the show. Gunn offered a slight reference, saying, "The guy who everyone said last week stepped up - Mada - finished last." In talking head, Mada said he could not believe he finished last and was upset at himself. The winner received an autographed copy of Chris Jericho's book.
At the studio, Daniel Bryan said he's not sure why his new book - cheap plug - was not given to the winner. Jericho and Renee plugged B.A.D. appearing later in the show.
Back at the studio, Jericho and Renee plugged the Tough Enough grand prize. Then, back to the Tough Enough house from earlier in the week. At the jacuzzi, Tanner and Chelsea hung out by themselves. Tanner was frozen with nothing to say. Chelsea said in a talking head that the jury is still out on whether Tanner has any charisma. She said she's trying to pull it out of him. Back at the jacuzzi, Chelsea told Tanner to practice cutting promos on everything. It was rough. And awkward.
Off to the Performance Center. Gunn said tonight's lesson is focus, following up on him yelling at them on the ropes course. Gunn said they're going to have to learn new moves and sequences with extra noise in the building. WWE piped in crowd noise to distract the contestants as they went through some drills while also incorporating everything they've learned. Z.Z. lost focus, making Mada look bad.
The judges evaluated the contestants, giving props to Tanner. Lita said the females had issues this week, but Chelsea topped them. Gunn gave the final male victory to Josh.
Back to the judges in the studio, Bryan & Paige & Miz talked over themselves reacting to what they saw in the segment.
Tough Enough returned with another look inside the Tough Enough house. This time, Sara and Chelsea practiced wrestling holds. Amanda walked in to offer some thoughts, then ask why they're being so secretive. Giorgia walked in, then walked out. Sara said Amanda and Giorgia are becoming paranoid.
The males joined the scene as Amanda picked a fight with Sara and Chelsea about being secretive. Chelsea said she's wasting energy picking a fight over something so silly. Giorgia had enough of this. She then picked up the phone to talk to her dad, who couldn't figure out how to work the volume. Giorgia started crying, so her dad cried. He said the whole family is very proud of her. Giorgia's dad said he knows that she's not going to come back home to Australia after being on the show. They both cried over her being home-sick, but also wanting to pursue her WWE dream.
Off to the males. Mada said Z.Z. slowed him down in the ring challenge, making him look bad. Z.Z. gave his whole story about missing his family, trying to excuse his issues in the ring. Mada said he has to be 100 percent focused when they're in the ring. Mada asked Z.Z. if he can beat him in this competition. Z.Z. said no, stunning Mada. So, Mada asked Z.Z. why he's even here.
Back at Full Sail, Jericho brought in Team B.A.D. - Naomi, Sasha Banks, and Tamina. They even have matching t-shirts. Jericho said they'll find out how tough the female contestants are after the break.
Back at Full Sail, Naomi & Sasha & Tamina were in the ring opposite the four remaining female contestants. Naomi said they're not sure if the ladies have the guts to handle what they do in the ring. Sasha said they're going to slam the contestants. Tamina said they're going to finish them with a splash off the top rope.
Tamina picked on Sara first. Tamina bodyslammed Sara, then climbed to the top turnbuckle for a Superfly Splash. Tamina kind of landed it on Sara, who remained perfectly still. Amanda took the splash next, landing it better than on Sara. Next up was Chelsea, who took the bodyslam and top-rope splash. Not as impressive-looking as on Amanda. Finally, Giorgia took the slam and splash. Not quite as good as the one on Amanda, but second-best spot. WWE replayed Tamina's splash in slow-motion, then Jericho went to break.
Back at Full Sail, the contestants were lined up on the stage. The female contestants were still in their athletic gear after taking the splashes from Tamina, while the males were in casual evening wear. Bryan commended the females on their improvement, then singled out Sara and Chelsea for practicing at home. Paige wanted to know what's up with Amanda acting paranoid. She of course downplayed it.
Paige then asked Tanner about reading Jericho's book. Tanner said he read one chapter. Bryan said he should read his book! Miz asked Z.Z. about his fitness and practice. Miz said he sees Z.Z. connecting with the audience, but he doesn't seem to be serious about this. Paige called out Z.Z., who hung his head after being picked on again. Poor guy seems to have lost his smile.
The judges were asked to make their pick for the Bottom Three. D-Bryan picked Amanda. Miz argued with Bryan about her looks, then Jericho took control by asking Amanda to step forward. Miz made his pick - Mada, who he said shouldn't be calling people out like he did with Z.Z. And he's playing a one-dimensional '80s character. What? Paige asked Z.Z. to step forward because he's lazy and doesn't do anything in the ring. So, Mada and Z.Z. found themselves in the Bottom Three with Amanda.
Jericho asked the contestants to give their final pleas. Z.Z. gave his 30-second speech about wanting this more than anything. Amanda stepped up and cut a promo about being above-average. She said she's here to prove that she what it takes. She lost her train of thought as the clock expired. Mada talked about wanting to headline WrestleMania and be a WWE Hall of Famer. Big promo from Mada.
Back at the studio, Jericho asked the non-Bottom Three contestants who should go home. Sara said Amanda, Tanner said Z.Z., Giorgia picked Z.Z., and Chelsea picked Z.Z. Jericho said voting is closed. He then asked the judges if they want to use a save tonight. Bryan said no. Paige said no. Miz said he's the new kid on the block and he's going to spice things up by picking Amanda to save. Paige freaked out, saying that's stupid.
Amanda had by far the fewest votes, at 13 percent. Mada had 39 percent and Z.Z. had 48 percent, which meant Mada was going home in the new low-point for this show. Paige wanted to wring Miz's neck.
Renee Young asked Mada about being surprised he's going home. Mada tried to find the right words, saying he's upset and heart-broken. Mada thanked God for this blessing and Vince McMahon for this opportunity. He said this is not the last time he will be seen.
Jericho said it's another shocking result. He said Byron Saxton takes over for The Miz for "Tough Talk" on WWE Network.
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