‘WWE Tough Enough’ Misses a Mark with Sloppy Season Premiere

June 25, 2015 - WWE

During a kind finish to a deteriorate premiere of WWE Tough Enough, a bottom 3 contestants awaited their fate.

Chris Jericho, vocalization in a contrived, low-register voice, asked decider Daniel Bryan if he’d like to save any of a contestants. Bryan offering this dry response: “Absolutely not.”

It was mystic of a messy, overproduced deteriorate premiere of WWE Tough Enough, that came off some-more like a inexpensive beauty manifestation for sociopaths. If this sensational co-ed chronicle of Total Divas could be summed adult as a WWE Superstar, it would be Fandango, who excelled in each wrestling aspect (entrance, gimmick, etc.) solely a ones that pull money.

When WWE suggested a initial promotional posters, it featured dual hosts, 3 panelists and 3 coaches to go along with 13 contestants. The print some-more closely resembled a WWE Royal Rumble. By a finish of a initial episode, a swarming expel is one of several concerns.

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With so many talent to underline in a one-hour show, several expel members were rendered invisible. They felt delegate to a cheesy thespian music, adorned sound theatre and Jericho’s popped collar.

With singular time for too many people, a judges unsuccessful to settle any chemistry—in fact, they hardly looked during one another—and as a outcome of really small vocalization time, they mostly flubbed their lines.

The consistent switches, from inside a live studio to pre-taped segments, divided fans from a contestants, who are ostensible to be a focal indicate of a show.

There’s a certain grittiness to Tough Enough that is mislaid with a grinning horde inside a state-of-the-art facility. In deteriorate five, Steve Austin fit this mold ideally as a no-nonsense Texas strikebreaker whose show-ending verbal tirades were a predecessor to a film Whiplash.

No wrestling fan will ever doubt a legit toughness of Jericho. We’ve all listened him plead his backstage scuffle with Bill Goldberg in WWE. But to a exposed eye, Jericho is a bonus Ryan Seacrest.

Despite a good digs, a uncover seems out of hold as it is modeled after a complicated singing competition. With American Idol set to enter a final deteriorate due to slumping ratings, this indication is down to a final dime in cocktail enlightenment currency.

The coaches also seemed to have a tough time wise in as there is no hierarchy. Who’s a conduct coach? Who are a assistants? The miss of a tip dog among a coaches hurts their danger factor, and viewers are incompetent to allot a value to who these hopefuls need to stir a most.

With so many aspects holding divided from a core talent—who need to be prominently featured—very few of a already unlikable expel members are relevant. Even WWE’s blatant try to position gator-hunter ZZ as America’s overweight loser comes off as unfortunate and forced.

The initial part in deteriorate 6 of WWE Tough Enough done Total Divas demeanour like Game of Thrones. The usually good news is there’s nowhere to go though up.


Alfred Konuwa is a featured columnist and on-air horde for Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter @ThisIsNasty and allow to his weekly wrestling podcast.

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