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WWF Tough Enough 2
An Interview with Tough Enough 2’s “Danimal” – Part 1, by Mike DeGeorge: Danny "the Danimal" Carney was one of the most popular members of the Tough Enough 2 cast, and was considered by many to be among the early favorites. Unfortunately, the judges did not agree and he was cut in the fourth episode. In this exclusive interview with RealityNewsOnline, Danny reveals his thoughts on his fellow contestants, ponders why he was cut, and fills us in on what he's been doing since the show.
An Interview with Tough Enough 2’s “Danimal” – Part 2: The Other Contestants, by Mike DeGeorge: In the second part of RealityNewsOnline's exclusive interview with Danny "the Danimal" Carney, he provides his thoughts on each of the other Tough Enough 2 competitors. What did he really think about Alicia, Hawk, Jackie, and the others?
An Interview with Tough Enough 2’s “Danimal” – Part 3, by Mike DeGeorge: We finish up our interview with Danny "the Danimal" Carney, from Tough Enough 2, as he discusses his time on TE2, what the cameras didn't show, how he was portrayed, and much more.
Tough Enough October 7 Update: TE3 Contestant Flips Out? Linda/Jackie Match Stinks Out. And More!, by Mike DeGeorge: Always keeping you up to date on Tough Enough news, we have word that a TE3 contestant may have completely flipped out, updates on Maven and Harvard Chris, a really bad Jackie/Linda match, and more.
Tough Enough September 30 Update: TE3 Info, Harvard Chris Surgery, and More!, by Mike DeGeorge: We've got news on the end of taping for Tough Enough 3, what happened to Harvard Chris that requires jaw surgery, Nidia getting a reputation in the locker room, and much more, as always!
Tough Enough September 21 Update: Josh in Canada, Nidia on Smackdown, and More!, by Mike DeGeorge: Just when we thought there wasn't much going on, we get a minor burst of news. Josh is on in Canada, Nidia's storyline continues, Danny is all over the place in indy matches, and much more! Plus we have some OVW pics of Harvard Chris, Matt, and Jackie & Victoria
Tough Enough September 17 Update: Harvard Chris’ Storyline, Taylor in Japan, and More!, by Mike DeGeorge: What are your favorite Tough Enough competitors up to these days? Find out now how Taylor is doing in Japan, how (Harvard) Chris Nowinski is doing in his storyline, and much more!
Tough Enough September 10 Update: Hugh Morrus a Trainer for TE3; Jackie, Harvard Chris, and Matt in the OVW; and More!, by Mike DeGeorge: Mike is back with more news on the previous and upcoming WWE Tough Enough series. We find out more about one of the trainers and Lance Storm (shown at right), who will be appearing as a guest. And we look back to see what some of the previous contestants are up to now.
Tough Enough August 19 Update: Maven Out Longer, Nidia Getting Better, Linda & Jackie Apartment-Hunting, by Mike DeGeorge: Looks like the doctors missed a few things in Maven's ankle. Whoops! He'll be out longer, but Nidia is making inroads. And Linda and Jackie have hit the road to Louisville. Read all about it, right here, right now.
Tough Enough August 9 Update: Josh, Paulina, Jackie, Taylor, and More!, by Mike DeGeorge: It’s been a few weeks, so it’s time to update everybody on your favorite (and not-so-favorite) Tough Enough players. We’ve got news on Josh, Paulina’s debut, Taylor’s match, Jackie-bashing, and much more!
Tough Enough July 29 Updates: Matt & Nidia in OVW, Taylor’s Debut, and No Jackie Slams, by Mike DeGeorge: Mike once again brings us up to date on what some of your favorite WWE Tough Enough contestants from the first and second series are doing. Matt and Nidia were featured in the last OVW Summer Sizzler show, Maven is still MIA, and we have a review of Taylor's first match. But no Jackie bashing!
Tough Enough Updates: Matt, Josh, Nidia, Jackie, and More!, by Mike DeGeorge: It's time once again for an update on all your favorite (and not so favorite) Tough Enough contestants. If it's happening in wrestling, Mike has it covered!
Tough Enough 2: Brief Update on Matt, by Dale Sherman: Matt has made his first appearance. Read all about it in this update!
Tough Enough Updates: Jackie, Harvard Chris, Nidia, and More!, by Mike DeGeorge: Jackie is still terrible, and so is Nidia's storyline. Harvard Chris is still doing well, and various others from both Tough Enough casts have been making progress all over the place. And what about the contestant who got a little too friendly with a judge?! Read on to catch up!
Tough Enough Updates: Harvard Chris Doing Well, Maven Gets an Action Fig, and More!, by Mike DeGeorge: Harvard Chris from the first show is doing well, Maven is recovering and has his own action figure coming out, and many other members of the Tough Enough crowd are popping up all over the wrestling world. Don't miss this update!
WWE Tough Enough: Updates on Harvard Chris, Nidia, Jackie, and More, by Mike DeGeorge: It's time for another round of post-Tough Enough updates. Could Nidia be getting a decent storyline? Could Harvard Chris actually be turning into a good wrestler? Could Jackie actually only have won due to her, um, physical assets? All this and more!
WWF Tough Enough: The Reunion Special, by Dale Sherman: Both casts of Tough Enough were back for a special reunion program. Did personalities change? Did those who were least-liked learn anything? Or are the Darryls and Alicias still the same? Dale fills us in on all the details.
WWF Tough Enough 2: Post-Finale Update 2, by Mike DeGeorge: More information has been coming out about the now-infamous decision to pick Jackie and Linda rather than Kenny or Jake. Plus, more on what the future holds for all of them!
WWF Tough Enough 2: Post-Finale Update, by Mike DeGeorge: It's only been a week, but already there is news on the Tough Enough 2 front -- plus more on the Tough Enough 1 winners as well. Jackie and Linda waste no time in getting into fights. Maven is injured but, um, consoled. Nidia turns “heel” and gets some good play. Lots of action!
WWF Tough Enough 2, The Finale: Boobs Over Brawn, by Mike DeGeorge & Dale Sherman: It's time for the WWF Tough Enough 2 finale! And surely they will pick the best wrestlers as winners, right? Right? Well, considering the amount of time they spent on hottub antics vs. wrestling during the series, what do you think?.
WWF Tough Enough 2: Appearance on ‘Raw’ a Precursor to the Final Selection?, by Mike DeGeorge: The <>Tough Enough 2 final four appeared on Monday Night Raw in an arm wrestling challenge. But was that really the test? Or was it a popularity contest to help the judges select the winners Thursday night?
WWF Tough Enough 2: Final Predictions, by Mike DeGeorge: As the season finale approaches, it's time for both a look back and ahead. What does Mike think of those who are already gone? And who does he think has the best chance to win from among the final four?
Wrestlers Vs. Pandas: WWF or WWE?, by Susan Schechter: If you do not follow news about professional wrestling closely, you may have wondered about some recent comments in Mike DeGeorge’s WWF Tough Enough 2 articles regarding the WWF changing their name to the WWE. Let’s bring you up to date.
WWF Tough Enough 2, Episode 11: Back to Wrestling, by Mike DeGeorge: After a disgusting episode last week, Tough Enough 2 came through with an enjoyable one this week. Go figure. If this show had a thesis statement, it would be that you can be in the best shape of your life, you can be the world’s strongest man, have the best physique, but if you can’t wrestle and don’t have a personality, you’re gonna suck in the WWF. And they cut two more to prove it.
WWF Tough Enough 2, Episode 10: Just Call it the Freaking ‘Real World’, by Mike DeGeorge: One contestant leaves – but the reason is left hidden. Another has a one-night stand. And Mike finally blows up at MTV and the producers of this show, scorching the computer screens of anybody who reads this article.
WWF Tough Enough 2: No Episode, So Here’s Some News, by Mike DeGeorge: Well, there was no WWF Tough Enough episode broadcast last week, which was kind of surprising news. But anyway, here are some updates on contestants from both seasons 1 and 2.
WWF Tough Enough 2, Episode 9: The WWF Plays Sun City, by Mike DeGeorge: It's time for a trip. The crew head out to Sun City, South Africa, for more practice (well, a little, anyway), sight-seeing, and a close shave.
WWF Tough Enough 2, Second Quarterly Review; or The Alicia and the Ecstasy, by Dale Sherman: Dale is back to give us an overview of what has happened in the past four episodes on WWF Tough Enough. What was good, what was bad, and who was just plain evil? (Hint on the last part, look to the right.)
WWF Tough Enough 2, Episode 8: Why Not Show Some Wrestling for a Change?, by Mike DeGeorge: Just as things are at their lowest, last season’s winners, Maven and Nidia, come back to give the current contestants a spark. And even more importantly, the new folks actually learn some new wrestling moves!
WWF Tough Enough 2, Episode 7: Are We Gonna Talk About Wrestling Sometime Today?, by Mike DeGeorge: The hot tub activity comes to a boil, but will Jackie regret it in the morning? Will Pete take "no" for an answer? Does anybody really care about this crap or would they rather watch some contestants learn how to wrestle?! Sheesh.
WWF Tough Enough 2, Episode 6: How Can We Miss You If You Won’t Go Away?, by Mike DeGeorge: The contestants get down and boogie. But wait, this isn't Real World -- what's going on here? Well, there is a little wrestling, when Y2J shows up, but mostly it's crying, whining, and drunken debauchery as we say goodbye to two more contestants.
WWF Tough Enough 2, Episode 5: Field Trip!, by Mike DeGeorge: We lose another contestant to injury, and then the rest of 'em are off on a field trip -- to ringside seats at Raw! They also do some promos to see who has the personality to stick around.
WWF Tough Enough 2, Episode 4: Personality Parade, by Mike DeGeorge: There's a focus on personality in this episode. Mostly it's personality clashes -- Alicia vs. Jessie is the lead match-up of the day. But all of them are tested by the Dudley Boys for their wrestling personalities. And one of them gets the boot.
WWF Tough Enough 2 First Quarterly Report: The Valley of the Tough Enough 2, by Dale Sherman: It's time to take a look back at the first quarter of WWF Tough Enough 2. How have the contestants gotten along? How does this series compare to the first one? And what about that Alicia?
WWF Tough Enough 2, Episode 3: Moons Over Los Angeles, by Mike DeGeorge: With two contestants gone, you'd think the others would be fighting to stay. Most are, but then there's Alicia, the poor thing. Hawk is suffering in other ways. But why are they all standing around without their pants?
WWF Tough Enough 2, Episode 2: Double Trouble, by Mike DeGeorge: Aaron had collapsed in the previous episode -- is he okay? Is it his own fault? And, most importantly, does he stay on the show? In other news, Linda is pushy but so is The Big Show (shown at right, with Matt), who comes for a visit. And two -- count 'em, two -- people are given the boot.
WWF Tough Enough 2, Episode 1: Danny’s Back, But Who’s Out?, by Mike DeGeorge: Yes, it's true -- The Danimal is back even though he didn't make the final cut. So who is out? And who won't be able to make it through the obstacle course in this first episode of Tough Enough 2?
WWF Tough Enough 2: The Casting Special , by Mike DeGeorge & Dale Sherman: We've been leading up to it all week -- it's time for WWF Tough Enough 2 to begin. This week, it's the casting special. Find out who makes it, who doesn't, and who just makes fools of themselves.
WWF Tough Enough 2 Introducing Trainer Chavo , by Mike DeGeorge: WWF Tough Enough 2 begins tonight! So we finish our introductions with a look at Chavo, a third-generation wrestler who will be helping to train the new contestants.
WWF Tough Enough 2: Introducing Trainer Bob Holly , by Mike DeGeorge: We continue to move towards the debut of WWF Tough Enough 2 with the introduction of Bob Holly, another trainer for the show who has led an interesting wrestling life.
WWF Tough Enough 2: (Re)Introducing Trainer Al Snow , by Mike DeGeorge: As we continue our countdown to WWF Tough Enough 2, let's re-introduce one of the trainers who was also a trainer last year, Al Snow. Who is he and how did he get where he is today?
WWF Tough Enough 2: Introducing the Female Trainers , by Mike DeGeorge: WWF Tough Enough 2 begins this Thursday, and we're counting down the days by introducing the trainers. Today we begin with Jackie and Ivory.
WWF Tough Enough Winner to Be in Title Bout, by Mike DeGeorge: Big News for Maven! You won't believe what the WWF Tough Enough winner is doing next!
WWF Tough Enough: Maven’s First Pay-Per-View and Tough Enough 2 Info, by Mike DeGeorge: Maven, the male winner of WWF Tough Enough, was showcased early in a major pay-per-view bout where he had a definite impact on the outcome. Also, a few more hints about what's coming soon with Tough Enough 2.
WWF Tough Enough 2 Behind-the-Scenes Information , by Mike DeGeorge: WWF Tough Enough reporter Mike DeGeorge already has some great information about the second edition of the show. Find out who the new trainers will be, what went on in the casting special, what kind of people they have as contestants, and more! You won’t find this stuff anywhere else!
WWF Tough Enough Update, by Mike DeGeorge: It’s been quite a while since I’ve updated on the happenings in the world of WWF Tough Enough, and it so happens that there’s quite a bit of news to report. What are the winners, Maven and Nidia, doing? How about some who didn't make it that far, like Josh and Taylor and, yes, even Harvard Chris? Plus, info on Tough Enough 2 and the Tough Enough DVDs.