The Challenge Star Slams ‘Gross’ Hall Brawl Elimination


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Within the final episode of “The Challenge: USA,” followers noticed the debut of a traditional elimination on the CBS spinoff as two rivals confronted off in Hall Brawl.

As host TJ Lavin launched the elimination, he mentioned it was his favourite kind of contest. Afterward, the official “Challenge” Instagram posted a video of the matchup, between Leo Temory and Enzo Palumbo, and requested followers, “Raise your hand if Hall Brawl is also your fave elimination.”

Nevertheless, a number of “Challenge” stars spoke up towards the elimination and criticized the present for together with it on “The Challenge: USA,” as followers additionally shared their dissatisfaction with Hall Brawl. In response to the Instagram publish, eradicated contestant James Wallington shared, “I’ll keep it real, it’s one of the worst & my least favorite.”

He wasn’t the one one, as Tyson Apostol and Leo additionally spoke out towards it, with Leo saying he was advised by producers it wouldn’t be featured on the present.

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Tyson Mentioned He Hates the Hall Brawl Elimination & Felt ‘Gross’ Watching It

Throughout his recap of the episode on the “Surviving the Challenge” podcast, Tyson was clear about his emotions on the traditional elimination, telling his co-host Amelia Wedemeyer, “I hate the Hall Brawl. I think it’s brutish, I think it’s barbaric and I think unless you have two people that are excited to compete in a Hall Brawl against each other, it’s kinda disgusting.” He mentioned he “didn’t get any pleasure from watching” the elimination.

The “Survivor” champ added, “This is gross, and it only lasted like 4 seconds. It’s like I drove an hour-and-a-half to see this 4-second show?” He added:

I didn’t prefer it, I didn’t like being there, it felt type of gross watching it and never doing something or with the ability to do something about it. And I used to be like, am I happy with Leo for attempting and standing in there or would I’ve been extra happy with him to only be like, ‘f*** you guys, I’m going residence, that is silly why would I put myself in danger right here.’

Like there’s head accidents, they’ve bought us in these little bike helmets… Possibly it’s simply me, a concussion is just not price any quantity of Money or any quantity of delight on a actuality TV present.

He additionally mentioned that though he “loves” TJ, he discovered it a bit unusual that the host mentioned it was his favourite elimination given his historical past struggling a traumatic head damage. “He should know how delicate heads and brains are,” Tyson defined. He concluded, “all of it just rubbed me the wrong way from the very second I stepped into the arena, I felt very, very dirty about being there and about watching it.”

Leo additionally spoke about Hall Brawl throughout an exit interview with TV Insider, telling the publication, “I did a Hall Brawl against someone that’s 60 pounds heavier than me, which I shouldn’t have, because we were told there wouldn’t be any Hall Brawls.” Tyson made comparable feedback on his podcast as he shared that the Hall Brawl was “everybody’s reservation going into the show,” however that many rivals have been advised “it’s not gonna be the same.”


Many Followers Additionally Criticized the Traditional Elimination & Mentioned It Was Solely Enjoyable to Watch Even Matchups, Which Are Uncommon

Many followers agreed with Tyson as they replied to “The Challenge” Instagram account to say that Hall Brawl wasn’t their favourite. Somebody wrote, “it’s very easy to predict the winner before the challenge, too fast, and hardly any suspense.” One other mentioned, “This only works well if the opponents are in the same weight class (or near at least).” Another person agreed, “It’s my favourite when it’s evenly matched.”

Somebody commented, “Only when the matchup is good, which is almost never!” One other individual mentioned, “Only when the match up makes sense. Dumbest elimination to watch when it’s so lop sided like this.” One individual went a step additional and wrote, “RETIRE HALL BRAWL. The excitement of the challenge is each person should have a chance to win. Hall Brawl = size wins.”

Another person mentioned, “No. Barbaric. How many people got hurt for no reason. You didn’t even give them good helmet[s].” One other wrote, “No!! Honestly=the only factor that determines the winner is size. Totally unfair and I cringe every time.” One individual commented, “Not as fun when it’s just one person getting slammed. But also ever since Fessy [Shafaat] did it, it’s been ruined.”

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