• Tough Enough Was Fixed, Winner Knew He’d Win Beforehand
Do you remember the first ever season of WWF Tough Enough, that aired from June 21, 2001 to September 27, 2001, and was won by Maven and Nidia?
Maven recently appeared on the ‘Insight with Chris Van Vliet’ podcast, where he shared his memories from competing at (and winning) Tough Enough season 1.
Here’s what he had to say:
“Little thing about Tough Enough, I knew I was winning going into it. They told me in so many words. My mom was sick at the time, battling cancer, and I had to leave the show around week 7 of 9 of the show. 13 people were doing the show and a few of them quit.
Doing wrestling is gonna hurt, it’s gonna suck, but I’m not gonna quit. The only thing that could have made me leave is my mom. So I sat down with the coaches and I said that my mom’s sister just sent me a message saying ‘your mom’s in the hospital and the doctors don’t know if she’ll make it through the weekend.’
I tell them, ‘I gotta go. I don’t want to, but I have to, I’ll pick up training whenever I figure out what’s going on with her.’
They were like, ‘listen, we’re gonna stop the show and fly you back whenever you’re ready.’ Without the cameras around, they say, ‘Listen, you’re our frontrunner right now. You get home and you get back here and just don’t be a f*ck up, and it’s pretty much yours.’”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (August 10, 1985) – WWF All-Star Wrestling
On this day in 1985, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF All-Star Wrestling’.
This episode was taped at the Brantford Civic Centre in Brantford, Ontario, Canada and fearued matches & interviews on the road to WWF The Wrestling Classic.
You can find the card below:
George Wells & Lanny Poffo vs. Tiger Chung Lee & Jerry Adams
Iron Sheik vs. Jose Luis Rivera
Uncle Elmer vs. Gino Carabello
Randy Savage vs. Serge Jodoin
The Body Shop with guests Brutus Beefcake & Johnny V
Terry Funk vs. SD Jones
Tito Santana vs. Barry O