In the final episode of “The Challenge: USA,” followers noticed the debut of a basic elimination on the CBS spinoff as two opponents confronted off in Hall Brawl.
As host TJ Lavin launched the elimination, he stated 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 can also be your fave elimination.”
However, a number of “Challenge” stars spoke up towards the elimination and criticized the show for together with it on “The Challenge: USA,” as followers additionally shared their dissatisfaction with Hall Brawl. In response to the Instagram put up, eradicated contestant James Wallington shared, “I’ll maintain it actual, it is one of many worst & my least favourite.”
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 would not be featured on the show.
Tyson Said He Hates the Hall Brawl Elimination & Felt ‘Gross’ Watching It
During his recap of the episode on the “Surviving the Challenge” podcast, Tyson was clear about his emotions on the basic elimination, telling his co-host Amelia Wedemeyer, “I hate the Hall Brawl. I believe it is brutish, I believe it is barbaric and I believe until you have got two folks which might be excited to compete in a Hall Brawl towards one another, it is kinda disgusting.” He stated he “did not get any pleasure from watching” the elimination.
The “Survivor” champ added, “This is gross, and it solely lasted like 4 seconds. It’s like I drove an hour-and-a-half to see this 4-second show?” He added:
I did not prefer it, I did not like being there, it felt form 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 have us in these little bike helmets… Maybe it is simply me, a concussion shouldn’t be value any sum of money or any quantity of satisfaction on a actuality TV show.
He additionally stated that though he “loves” TJ, he discovered it a bit unusual that the host stated it was his favourite elimination given his historical past struggling a traumatic head harm. “He ought to know the way delicate heads and brains are,” Tyson defined. He concluded, “all of it simply rubbed me the unsuitable method from the very second I stepped into the sector, I felt very, very soiled 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 towards somebody that is 60 kilos heavier than me, which I should not have, as a result of we have been advised there would not be any Hall Brawls.” Tyson made comparable feedback on his podcast as he shared that the Hall Brawl was “all people’s reservation going into the show,” however that many opponents have been advised “it isn’t gonna be the identical.”
Many Fans Also Criticized the Classic Elimination & Said It Was Only Fun to Watch Even Matchups, Which Are Rare
Many followers agreed with Tyson as they replied to “The Challenge” Instagram account to say that Hall Brawl wasn’t their favourite. Someone wrote, “it’s extremely straightforward to foretell the winner earlier than the problem, too quick, and hardly any suspense.” Another stated, “This solely works nicely if the opponents are in the identical weight class (or close to a minimum of).” Someone else agreed, “It’s my favorite when it is evenly matched.”
Someone commented, “Only when the matchup is sweet, which is sort of by no means!” Another individual stated, “Only when the match up is smart. Dumbest elimination to look at when it is so lop sided like this.” One individual went a step additional and wrote, “RETIRE HALL BRAWL. The pleasure of the problem is every individual ought to have an opportunity to win. Hall Brawl = dimension wins.”
Someone else stated, “No. Barbaric. How many individuals bought damage for no motive. You did not even give them good helmet[s].” Another wrote, “No!! Honestly=the one issue that determines the winner is dimension. Totally unfair and I cringe each time.” One individual commented, “Not as enjoyable when it is only one individual getting slammed. But additionally ever since Fessy [Shafaat] did it, it has been ruined.”