The finale of “The Challenge: USA” was very divisive amongst followers of the show and rivals, and it was made all of the extra controversial after Tyson Apostol’s exit interview with Entertainment Weekly was launched.
One former competitor from the CBS spinoff was very open along with his ideas on social media because the finale aired, particularly relating to Desi Williams’ elimination following her companion Enzo Palumbo quitting within the first leg. “Lol this Final is a rattling mess. #TheChallengeUSA,” James Wallington tweeted because the finale aired.
He then added in a now-deleted tweet saved on Reddit, Enzo, sufficient along with your apologies. What an absolute joke. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! [Desi] deserved higher… Oh and this is a thought… Let Desi proceed and pair her with the solo feminine within the ultimate. LIKE WTF?! Infuriated.” He additionally wrote:
In response to a fan’s response, James added, “The ultimate finally turned to people, so Desi teaming up with one other feminine companion for components of it would not have mattered in the long term.” He additionally mentioned, “Doesn’t imply anybody has to agree with the way it’s dealt with. It’s a disgrace.” James is not the primary “Challenge” competitor who mentioned Desi ought to have been in a position to compete with the solo girl since there was one much less male cast member within the ultimate.
James Criticized the Algorithm & a Few Elements of the Show But He Was Very Grateful for the Opportunity to Compete
James additionally made some claims concerning the season and wrote, “This ultimate is indicative to how your complete expertise was for thus many people. I’ll say that a lot. #TheChallengeUSA.” He then added in a now-deleted tweet one in every of his complaints concerning the season. “The Algorithm: it was messy & chaotic all season lengthy & was in the end the downfall for lots of nice rivals this season… sadly for Desi, it affected her within the ultimate,” he wrote. James additionally mentioned:
Certain parts & choices that had been made all through the season had been robust/difficult to navigate at occasions (which I perceive as a result of it is The Challenge in spite of everything)… however as a viewer, the Final felt the identical approach.
In addition to James’ feedback, one fan of the show wrote, “I do not perceive the purpose of #TheChallengeUSA. Was it to interrupt all these unimaginable gamers? Like to show it is so exhausting? We root for these individuals. We do not truly wish to see them give up or get hypothermia or injured. What went incorrect right here?”
Finalist Domenick Abbate wrote, “Everything.” James replied merely, “Dom,” with a purple coronary heart. He then concluded that he was very grateful to have competed on “The Challenge: USA” and mentioned, “I beloved assembly everybody, competing & placing on that uniform… However, it does not imply I’ve to like all the pieces concerning the expertise & that is okay.”
Many OG Stars Had Similar Criticisms to James Regarding the Finale
There had been a variety of OG “Challenge” stars who additionally spoke up concerning the finale and mentioned they’d issues with what went down, together with Rachel Robinson, Janelle Casanave, Derek Chavez and KellyAnne Judd.
Perhaps probably the most outspoken was Teck Holmes, who made his return on “All Stars” and shortly turned a fan favourite. He shared Tyson’s Entertainment Weekly interview and thanked him and the author Sydney Bucksbaum for “holding it actual.” He added, “Next season of the @thechallenge ought to be referred to as ‘Lies, Lies, & More Lies’ as a result of there will certainly be lots coming from manufacturing! #Facts #DoBetter.”
He additionally mentioned it was like on “All Stars” they usually “obtained screwed,” including, “so I say screw the Challenge.”