Yes, it's true, Darryl the whiner is gone! So now they're down to just the people who are serious (well, mostly). And they had a visit with the WWF's Pat Patterson.
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That's right. They made their first cut during last night's show (three people have already dropped out on their own) and the trainers had to decide who to cut. They chose the big goof Darryl and there was much rejoicing. Darryl represented the main issue a lot of fans have with the show. He was a guy who had no respect for wrestling and, at least from the way the show was edited, looked like he was there just so he could be on television.
However he didn't leave before making us laugh. A few of the guys went out to play darts with the stipulation that the loser had to do 10 push-ups for each of the winners while saying "I'm your bitch" after each one. Darryl lost and the other guys decided to have some fun. They eliminated his push ups if he took his shirt off in a supermarket, did three football cadences, and spiked a loaf of bread before running out. It loses something in the translation, but trust me when I say it was a laugh riot!
Anyway, he's gone. Bobby Jo is gone. Now we're down to the people who look like they're serious.
One of those people is Taylor. Episode Four was the first time we've really gotten to meet her since she's been pulling an Amber move by staying inconspicuous. Taylor wants this contract because she feels she has nothing at home to go back to. She was really depressed, didn't want to go back to college, and from what we can tell has a very unsupportive father. It's because of that drive that she's doing better then the other two female contestants.
The special guest for this episode was Pat Patterson. Patterson is a former professional wrestler who is now a road agent for the WWF. The contestants had them over to the house for dinner so that he could share with them his years of wrestling knowledge, and the contestants were encouraged to ask him anything. Taylor seemed to take full advantage of that, causing Paulina to accuse her of being a suck up. Mind you, this is the same Paulina who has spent every week complaining that she just "isn't getting it" and she "doesn't belong."
If you haven't started to watch the show yet, now is a great time to tune in. They've gotten rid of all the annoying people (except for Paulina) and are left with the people who are serious about becoming professional wrestlers. Things should really start to get good.
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