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Tough Enough coming to Canada

By JOHN POWELL -- SLAM! Wrestling
Tough Enough, the WWF - MTV reality show in which contestants train to become professional wrestlers will be hitting Canada with a one-two punch very soon. On October 15th, the series -- which is currently playing on MTV in the United States -- will begin its run on TSN.
  • Aug. 29: Full story

    Half-time at 'Tough Enough'

    By VINNIE BARTILUCCI -- For SLAM! Wrestling
     I have absolutely adored MTV's Tough Enough. Famed wrestler and trainer Les Thatcher had it right -- this is a show that everyone who ever wanted to get into wrestling should watch. (The other one was also on MTV, and ironically also features Thatcher -- the fabulous "Real Life-I'm a Pro Wrestler".)
      It hasn't become the phenomenon that Survivor was (I'm betting "Got the Red Tag" will not become a national catch phrase) but it's been a good success, and has shown the viewers the less glamourous side of the business. A "reality" show in the true sense of the word.
      Now that the show's just half over, I wanted to take a look at it so far, and pose a few thoughts as to how it will go...
  • Aug. 15: Full story

    WWF enters reality TV with 'Tough Enough'

    By JOHN POWELL -- SLAM! Wrestling
     They won't be eating any barbecued rats, cleaning out latrines, trying to figure out which one of them is a saboteur or watching from afar as the love of their life cavorts with members of the opposite sex on a secluded tropical island. That's sissy stuff. The thirteen contestants taking part in the new 'Tough Enough' reality show debuting this Thursday at 10:00 p.m. on MTV will be literally risking life and limb to pursue a dream.
     A joint venture by MTV Productions -- the makers of Real World and Road Rules -- and World Wrestling Federation Entertainment Inc., 'Tough Enough' chronicles the daily lives of thirteen pro-wrestler wannabes as they live, train and compete together. One by one over thirteen episodes the contestants are either dismissed by the producers or leave the game on their own accord due to injury, stress or personal reasons. The winners (one female and one male) will be announced on the live series finale. At that time they will receive developmental contracts with the federation as their reward guaranteeing them a spot on WWF programming.
  • June 20: Full story

    WWF tries reality TV

     STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The World Wrestling Federation took a knockout punch with the demise of its XFL football league, but it's getting off the mat with a new reality television show.
     "WWF Tough Enough," a half-hour program co-produced by Stamford-based WWF and MTV, lets 13 would-be wrestling superstars fight it out in a home for 13 weeks, The Advocate of Stamford reported Wednesday. The show premieres June 21 on MTV.
  • May 17: Full story


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