Somebody sent John 'Freakboy' Brodigan an e-mail claiming to be one of the contestants, saying Brodigan needs to respect the business like they do. But this episode sure doesn't show that respect. Instead, it's a lot of crying about how difficult things are. But at least they got to go to a taping of Smackdown.
I got an e-mail not too long ago from someone claiming to be one of the contestants. He told me I should put down the Twinkie and not criticize them because unlike me, they have respect for the business. Then I watch the show and all we hear is people crying and kvetching about how hard it is and how hurt they are. If these people had actually respected the business, then they would have known what they were getting themselves into. If they really respected the business, they would have expected to get hurt. If they really respected the business, they would have known that what the wrestlers to is difficult and it isn't all fun and games like it looks on TV. What really pisses me off is all the people who were passed over by MTV, who really do respect the business, because they weren't attractive enough for TV.
Then again, what do I know? I'm only a writer who can't put down the Twinkies.
Anyway, this show had a lot of the same elements of the past shows. Victoria banged her head on the mat a number of times. Paulina complained that she wasn't sure if she was going to make it. Darryl was...Darryl. He's not sick anymore, but apparently he doesn't wash his drawers and spends all his time in the gym pretending to be Mike Tyson.
Al Snow gives everyone their twenty-four hour notice that someone will be cut. Victoria and Bobby Jo couldn't wait that long and they decided to cut themselves, so the rest of the contestants were able to squeak by another week.
One thing that fascinated me about Bobby Jo. On any other MTV show, she'd be considered the "cool" person because she's oh so attractive and oh so sexy. In the Tough Enough environment, she's viewed as an idiot. God bless TV.
Anyway, that leaves Nidia, Taylor, and the poster child of self-doubt, Paulina, as the only remaining females in the house. They were invited to kibitz with Stephanie McMahon over lunch at some restaurant. They laughed, they cried...okay so no one was crying, but you get the point.
Finally the contestants were all invited to see SMACKDOWN! since Al had a match. They were seated in the front row and a good time was had by all.
Next week we're promised that someone else will be cut. Ooh, can't wait!
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