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Tough Enough October 7 Update: TE3 Contestant Flips Out? Linda/Jackie Match Stinks Out. And More!by Mike DeGeorge -- 10/07/2002
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There has been a huge story reported on the Lordsofpain.net website regarding one of the Tough Enough 3 contestants, identified only as "Lisa."
Apparently, she was left behind in the house while the others went out partying. She began running around and crashing into walls, then climbed on the roof and claimed she was going to jump. Our favorite host John "Big" Gaburick was called to come over and managed to talk her down.
"Lisa" was hospitalized for three days against her will and put into a straightjacket to keep her from harming herself. She was released to her parents, who took her home to New Mexico. She attacked her parents and ran away, and was again sent to a hospital.
Later, she called MTV and Tough Enough staffers to try and get back onto the show. She was, of course, unsuccessful.
She has since been 'stalking' WWE events trying to get backstage, even at one point conversing with Vince McMahon. Her picture has since been given to all WWE security officials to keep her away from events.
Now, I have no idea if this story is correct or not. I am reporting it as an unconfirmed story. I have been in contact with my sources with the show (gee, I sound like a real journalist now, don't I?) and am working to confirm it. Until then, I am taking this story with a LARGE grain of salt.
But it's the last line of the story that really makes me question it's validity: "No footage of Lisa is expected to air during the show."
First, it sounds like it would be pretty difficult to edit someone completely out of the show (even though they did it with Tazz and Chavo in the previous two seasons). But do you really think MTV would pass on the opportunity to show a contestant flipping out?
Or maybe I'm just being cynical.
In other news, Linda Miles wrestled Jackie Gayda at an OVW house show in Indiana. The match was said to be "God-awful" with both women looking completely lost. Insert snide comment about how they should have chosen Kenny over Jackie.
Other sources say that Linda and Jackie have earned prima donna reps with the other wrestlers. Now, this is contrary to some other reports I've heard, but I'm throwing it out there.
Recently, the Chicago Tribune did a story on home-town boy Chris Nowinski. There's not much to it, but it's pretty neat to have a story written about you in the Trib, I would think. You can read the story by clicking here.
Finally, a few notes from this week's Ross Report on WWE.com:
Maven is expected to get back in the ring October 22, and will be sent to OVW to work off the ring rust. I, for one, am looking forward to seeing him in the ring again.
Chris Nowinski is expected to miss six weeks due to the jaw surgery I told you about last week.
Ivory and Bill DeMott are expected to return to the active schedule soon. Ivory will be placed on the Raw roster with the other women, and Bill is expected to be on the Smackdown roster so that he can wrestle in nothing matches and the announcers can say, "Bill was one of the trainers for Tough Enough 3 --on MTV after Smackdown!"
Remember that the Casting Special airs on October 17. Between now and then, you can expect RealityNewsOnline's exclusive interview with TE2's Danny and introductions (or re-introductions) to the trainers! Until then, keep an eye right here for all your Tough Enough and other reality show news!
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