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WWE Tough Enough 3, Episode 2: Quitterby Mike DeGeorge -- 10/25/2002
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Many people responded to let me know where they had seen Chad before, but it was the person who initially asked the question who provided the answer.
Chad is, to quote the reader, a veteran media whore. He appeared on Elimidate the week before the premiere of Tough Enough 3. The woman on the show was taller than the rest of the other men, and Chad made short jokes the whole time, acting cocky because he figured the shorter guys had no chance. But he was the first elimi-dated. Other readers have noted that he was not as cocky in TE3 as he was on Elimidate. It will be interesting to see if this plays a factor at all.
Thanks to everyone who wrote in to let me know.
In other news, The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle published a story about Matt (my favorite on the show thus far). It’s a very good article, better than most on this topic. Interestingly, Matt says he doesn’t know who won, but they will find out at the end of the season. He says, “I’m praying that I’m one of the people offered a contract because this would be the perfect job for me.” Kinda sounds like he made it to the end of the show to me, what do you think?
I like the new intro, with posed shots of the contestants in front of the normal action shots. The problem is, none of them scream “wrestler” to me except Matt and maybe Jonah. But that can change.
Jill comments that she can’t believe Scott made it to the finals. More foreshadowing! Did someone take a class this summer or something?
I also notice how much Kelly looks like Lita. This could be either a good thing or a bad thing. They could pass for sisters, which would make for easy storylines. But would you really want two women who look similar? I know MY answer to that, but that’s beside the point.
Various shots of people claiming bedrooms. All the rooms are color-coded, which could come in handy after drunken escapades, I would think. Lagging behind leads to some interesting pairings, including Chad and Rebekah (whose Mom isn’t really happy about the fact that she’s – GASP – co-habitating with a BOY!) and Jamie with Scott. I don’t think they could have made more interesting roommates if they tried.
Oh, and as Dale pointed out to me, why is Jill sharing a room with Jonah, who she had repeatedly called a bastard? Does she want him back, or is there… something else?
Jonah and Jill climb into the hot tub! Okay, that’s it! I quit! Five minutes in and… oh, hang on… they’re with a bunch of people and they’re just talking. Sorry about that. Jumped the gun a bit.
I should also point out that I’m still having a really hard time telling certain people apart. I’m sure that will change as the series progresses, but for now, you’ve been warned.
Rebekah (I think) is showing everyone her short shorts. Woof. Chad (who now reminds me of the guy from Major Dad and Biloxi Blues) suggests that she let Scott try on her shorts. She replies that Scott ain’t getting anywhere NEAR her shorts. I don’t think she quite meant it that way, but it was still funny.
This leads to various clips of Scott being a moron. He gives his opinion, whether anyone wants it or not. During a discussion of San Francisco, Scott asks if there are a lot of “fags” there. Yikes, if Scott were forty years older and Italian, he’d be my dad. That’s not a good thing.
Scott’s comment clears the room, and Matt’s opinion is that Scott is trying to get attention. Personally, I think Scott is just a moron.
The next day, Jill is complaining about her wisdom teeth. She had them pulled two days before coming to California, which doesn’t seem like it was the wisest course of action.
Their first official day at Trax West, and their first official act is to VANDALIZE THE PLACE! YEAH!
No, actually, they all spray-paint their names on a black wall. Matt’s is very distinctive, again earning him points in my book. Scott’s is distinctive as well, appearing to be some odd hieroglyphic that Al asks him to clarify a tad. Al seems to be crankier this year than previous years. Not that I’m complaining, I’m just saying.
Standard flip-bumps to start. Jill mentions that her dentist yelled at her the other day for not taking time off to get better.
They progress to the assisted flip-bump, which we’ve seen before. One of the trainers gets on all fours, and they push off his back and complete the bump. Most of the contestants push off too hard. Nick lands on his butt, prompting Al to comment, “You’ll kill off all your brain cells that way if you’re not careful!”
Insert “Al rules” comment here.
Jill WAAAAY over-rotates, landing more on her feet than anything else. I start to wonder if she had some gymnastic training, but she says it’s because she was in a lot of pain and wasn’t concentrating. She keeps complaining that her mouth is throbbing.
But at least she’s not landing on Bill, like Scott is. Bill is not pleased, and tells him it’s all right to make a mistake, just so long as he doesn’t make the same mistake over and over. After the second straight time, he wrenches on Scott’s arm to drive the point home. He yells that he refuses to end his career early because Scott is a dumb ass.
Al says, “I guess the lesson we’ve learned today is, don’t land on Bill.” Sage words of wisdom. Scott says he’s never been yelled at like that before. Seems like maybe he should have been. Al comments that Scott has the emotional status of an eight-year-old.
Jill tells the camera that the pain was so bad all she wanted to do was go home. Bill pulled her aside and asked if she wanted to go home. She says she’s miserable. Bills says, no, it’s a ‘yes or no’ question. He says she needs to step it up a notch.
Meanwhile, Scott is still not getting the push-bump. Bill is STILL not happy. Al says that Scott is the human cartoon, or as Dale said, like Hawk without the ability.
The others are getting frustrated watching Scott take away their training time while he can’t get it right. Scott later says he’s “this close” to quitting.1 2 Next-->
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