New details on WWE Tough Enough revival


With the WWE Network numbers more important than originally anticipated, the WWE is looking to get more programming off the ground. However, It appears as if the revived Tough Enough show is behind schedule.

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According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, things have moved at a snail’s pace as it pertains to the most recent iteration of Tough Enough. Filming was set to begin in early July, which is likely to change, as talents WWE wanted to secure for the program are not currently locked in.

Tough Enough originally aired on MTV throughout the early 2000’s, and featured the likes of Al Snow, Taz, Jacqueline, Tori, and others as coaches. It was one of the first successful reality shows of its kind, and unfortunately helped usher in the era of reality television.

The program continued as a weekly segment on WWE’s show, Smackdown, before seeing a DVD release. The fourth season saw future WWE stars The Miz and Ryback on the show, as well as competitors who would go on to be on American Gladiators, and compete in MMA, among other things.

Finally, the show was revived again in 2011 on the USA Network, with Bill DeMott, Booker T, and Trish Stratus as coaches, and former WWE Champion Stone Cold Steve Austin hosting. Currently the only member of the show to remain under contract is Ariane Andrew, known by her ring name, Cameron. Ironically, she was the first to be eliminated on the program.