As we get down to the wire, this week's episode of Tough Enough focused on three people who were starting to unravel and wanted to go home. Which one would it be?
As we get down to the wire, this week's episode of Tough Enough focused on three people who were starting to unravel and wanted to go home.
First there's Maven who, with Greg gone, is now the favorite to win. We had learned a few weeks ago that Maven's mom had bone marrow cancer. This week Maven found out that she's not doing so well and was in the hospital. He went home to visit her and had to decide if he wanted to go back to the competition or not. Maven told himself before the competition started that if things went wrong for his mom he'd leave the show, no questions asked. Now he faces a dilemma. On one hand his mom and his family is telling him to finish the show, and his mom even said that she wanted him to see that she was okay. On the other hand, how does Maven live with himself if something does happen to his mom? Reluctantly, he returned to competition.
Next there's Josh. Last week Josh had two major blows. The first was Greg having to drop out of competition. He and Greg had formed a big brother/little brother type bond and when Greg had to leave because of injury, it was devastating. The other came from his girlfriend who, after being invited to come visit him for the weekend, started to selfishly lay into him about how she won't stay home and look after their kids while he's off gallivanting all willy nilly with the WWF. This week he got really depressed and was actually ready to go home, until she talked him out of it.
Finally, we have Chris Ni., or the "Career Killer" as the roommates had started to call him. Apparently "CK" has been injuring the other trainees enough to earn a nickname. This week he almost injured trainer Al Snow, and Al lost it. He "stretched" him like the old timers used to do as a way of teaching him a lesson. That's where things got weird because he spent the rest of the episode saying how it wasn't his time to leave yet and how he's expecting to be there in the end. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, he dropped out of competition because he "lost something." Huh?
So to sum up...
Two were cut
Four dropped out because they weren't "tough enough"
Two were forced out due to injury
Who still thinks that wrestling is "fake?"
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