They've never said it on TV that I've noticed (though it's been kinda implied on TV and certiantly mentioned in the last half dozen TE threads), women aren't eligible; the Diva Search is for girls, the Tough Enough is for boys.
an angry, yet entertaining alter-ego
LIES. I can't believe we have to put up with him for weeks on end.
He starred in Battle Dome on UPN as Snake.
See, the problem is I don't remember anyone but T. Money from that show. Or blocked them out of my mind, I guess.
See if you notice a pattern Height: 6 foot 5 Height: 6 foot 2 Height: 6 foot 1 Height: 6 foot 4 Height: 6 foot 2 Height: 6 foot 1 Height: 6 foot 7 Height: 6 foot 9
I'm waiting for the moment during Tough Enough where the guy who portrayed "Snake" states that the Battledome "invasion" angle they did for about five minutes in WCW was an eye-opening experience for him. I think he portrayed the biker character with the ridiculous mutton chops and white trash moustache...anyone know for sure?
As for the heights...well, did you see the requirements they had to progress in the competition? They might as well have just asked them to stand in front of Vince and selected them based on how much of a hard-on he had for their size.
The scariest aspect of this all, however, is that they're going to be fifteen minute segments each week just thrown into the middle of the show. Hell, they might as well start showing episodes of "Yes, Dear" during hour two of Smackdown if they're that eager to sabotage their own ratings.
Since I loathe any talent coming in with their own hideous, unmarketable names alone as their chief means of presentation, I have invented some monikers to spruce these kids up. Not technically fantasy booking, is it? This post will make a grand total of zero sense if you haven't read the profiles on the WWE site, btw.
"Tarot" JOHN MEYER
Commands his own destiny, does he? Sounds like a tarot card lovin' hippie. Have him decide which moves to use via the consultation of his tarot deck.
"Tricky" NICK MITCHELL
Sells gym memberships? Why not turn him into a seedy smooth-talker who sells people stuff they don't need or could not possibly want unless fooled, like paying him a premium to get the 3-minute Ron Simmons phone call.
"Unreal" MIKE MIZANIN
If he's been on 5 reality shows, it can easily be suggested he's lost touch with reality itself. Have him talk to the walls and bathroom facilities, the ringposts and the fans' hats, always thinking a camera might be hidden somewhere.
CHRIS "Ding Dong" NAWROCKI
No thought went into this, really. I just always regretted not seeing this WCW gimmick.
"Trust Fund" DANIEL PUDER
Come on, what student owns a print and marketing company? Have him forever on a diamond-studded cell phone seeking the council of Paris Hilton. "Paris, like, I don't wanna be in this first blood match, like eeeeew!"
"R&R" RYAN REEVES
The double initial demands he be called R&R. Instead of "rest and relaxation", though, it will be two different R words every week. Tonight, it's "Rage and Retribution" and next week its "state-Run and Regulated"...Err...I haven't thought this one through.
"Doppelganger" DANIEL RODIMER
If he LOOKS like Jeremy Shockey from the NY Giants, he can claim to be his exact double from another dimension. Or if that won't work, he can claim to be a shape-shifter, always assuming other wrestlers identities to get his foes into trouble. "OF COURSE I'M FRITZ VON ERICH, BEATCH!"
"Poetic" JUSTICE SMITH
Like Heidenreich's gimmick, but with more emphasis on poetry and less on sodomy.
Hot Virgins-The World's Most Steadily Shrinking Commodity
People who jump from one reality show to the next need to be shipped off the planet.
Anyway, I may be in the minority, but I miss the first season or two of Tough Enough when you had fairly wimpy guys in their early 20's trying to make it. Now everyone in there is like a shootfighter or an indy wrestler or some giant bodybuilder. Not as interesting to me.
Still should be an entertaining show, though. I hope they give it at LEAST 20 minutes on Smackdown, so it's about the same length as the MTV show which was around 22 after commercials.
Originally posted by Deputy MarshallI'm waiting for the moment during Tough Enough where the guy who portrayed "Snake" states that the Battledome "invasion" angle they did for about five minutes in WCW was an eye-opening experience for him. I think he portrayed the biker character with the ridiculous mutton chops and white trash moustache...anyone know for sure
Except... he's black.
There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened. - The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
This is disturbingly like the Diva Search. From the sounds of it, it's more of a strongman / bodybuilding competition slashed with a reality gameshow than an actual Tough Enough show. Less emphasis on wrestling training, more on wacky 15 minute skits or physical challenges. The end result may be built like a greek god, but could be less developed for in-ring work than Maven was and need to be shipped to OVW to age for a few years.
Wow, I was kinda hoping that the painfully obvious joke wouldn't have been made...more fool I, I guess. True, Akeem kept the One Man Gang relevant in the late 80s, especially with the Towers/Mega Powers feud.