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WWE Tough Enough 3, Episode 4: Holier Than Thouby Mike DeGeorge -- 11/08/2002
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Quite a bit of exciting TE news this week again.
The most obvious, to the few people who actually still watch Raw, was the return of Maven. As many have predicted, Maven came back to defend the honor of his trainer, Al Snow, against Harvard Chris. Maven snuck into the ring as Al distracted Chris, with Maven getting the early advantage in the feud.
Maven did an interview where he expressed his desire to play the heel. It’s been my opinion for a while that he should turn on Al and join up with Chris. You can read the entire interview by clicking here.
Al Snow himself was the subject of an article in his hometown Lima (Ohio) News here.
Rounding out the trifecta, the Boston Globe ran an article about Harvard Chris, where he discusses being the most successful member of his Harvard graduating class. I found it pretty entertaining, personally.
Also, some of the Tough Enough gang will be appearing on the syndicated show Blind Date next week. I’ve heard this is an entertaining show, so I’m going to try my best to catch this. Here are the scheduled “victims”:
Monday (Nov. 11th) - Christopher Nowinski
Last and certainly least, HHH proved once again that he’s not just a useless lump IN the ring, but he’s willing to spread his particular brand of crap wherever he may roam. In a recent interview, he gave his opinion of Tough Enough:
"It's decent as far as it goes. I wish people could see the whole story. People look at that show and think they have an idea of how tough wrestling is, but it's just the tip of the iceberg. That's just a bunch of kids getting roughed up in training a couple of days a week then going back to their nice home and having good food. Trying getting beat up for real in the ring four nights a week and sleeping in hotels and eating room service for 10 years."
Uh huh. Just keep making motivational speeches to the boys about how they need to work harder in between banging Vince’s daughter, and shut the hell up about things you don’t know about.
You can find the entire steaming pile here.
With that unpleasantness out of the way, on to the show!
We pick up where we left off, with Scott at the Emergency Room. He tells us that he’s not going to let “a simple hand injury” stop him. You know, a lot of people think Scott is a big goof (and, well, he is, and it’s probably a big reason he got on the show in the first place) but he’s showing a lot of guts by taking everything thrown his way. EVERYONE defending Jackie last year talked about how she toughed out her injury. We’ll see how this shakes out.
Al teaches the rest of the gang how to do standing hip tosses. Most of them don’t look to be getting it well. Ivory comments how Jonah makes a nice loud sound when he hits the mat. Now, I like Jonah so I’m not going to make the obvious joke there. Al comments that when Jonah focuses, his potential shows. This does not bode well for Jonah, as I know there is a cut this episode.
Chad takes a bump that Al describes as looking like “a sack of shit.” Bill, in between banging his head on his fist in frustration, says they nicknamed Chad “Beaker,” after the Muppet Show character. I have to admit, that’s pretty good, but I still like my William H. Macy comparison better.
Chad says he is lacking in a wrestling personality and whoops… Al calls him a car salesman! “Oh, I’m cooperatin’ with ya on this thing Al! You’re darn tootin’!” Yeah. Al says they rib him as much as possible to get him to crack a little.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch (thumbs up to Jeff Nettleton, cheap pop), Jonah is laughing at Scott’s hand. “Didja break it?” No, he tore a ligament. Now Jonah feels like a jerk.
Of course, he couldn’t beat my girlfriend’s comment of, “Oh, did he hurt his thumb from having it up his ass too much?”
Now we get to the fun stuff. Rebekah is withdrawn, keeping herself isolated from the rest of the house. She’s not trying to be, but she feels like she’s not there for anyone else, she’s there for her. Right. And everyone else is there for who, exactly?
She feels like the others are just acquaintances, not friends. They’re not the type of people she’d hang out with back home, because they don’t constantly thump a bible and pretend they know everything because they have it memorized. Of course, I’m just paraphrasing here.1 2 3 Next-->
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