We got to see The Challenge Champs vs Pros premiere tonight on MTV and the drama is already heating up, as these players are not messing around, but who went home on The Challenge Champs vs Pros 2017 tonight? Get the details below in our recap for the premiere!
The Challenge: Champs vs Pros will be a six-week event on MTV and will pit 10 of America’s top athletes against familiar faces from the long-running series, all previous champions, of course! Don’t expect to see TJ Lavin this time around, as NFL star Victor Cruz will be serving as the host of this special series.
HAVING FUN, FOR NOW
The contestants are all enjoying some food and drinks and games. They are having fun, for now. Joking and laughing, but things will get serious pretty quickly. They are all playing for charity on this one, so that is awesome!
The players are all arriving at the first challenge and we have Veronica back and she has never competed with these women, so she is worried she has a target on her back. They are trained and ready, but then the Pros arrive! These people are way bigger than them! We have WNBA champions, NFL Pro Bowlers and gold medalists. Only one man and one woman will be crowned the champion of The Challenge Champs vs Pros.
Victor Cruz is in the house! For each challenge, each team will pick a team captain. The winning team captain will get $5,000 for their charity. The losing captain will automatically be sent to Elimination! We see Lolo Jones and Johnny Bananas and Wes getting into it. Each week they will test an ability and tonight it is all about agility. This challenge is called “Against The Ropes” and they will start on one platform and have to climb their teammates to get across the ropes to the other platform. The teams will be split in half and do it in two rounds. This is a female elimination week, so they have to pick team captains. It is Louise Hazel for the Pros and Ashley M. for the Champs.
The Champs go first and it is Cara Maria, Camila, Wes, Johnny Bananas and Jordan. We see Wes fall and Camila makes it across, so one point for the Champs. Pros Heat #1 has Louise, Shawne Merriman, Candice Wiggins, Gus Kenworthy and Tia Blanco. We see Shawne and Candice fall off, but the other three all make it across! Gus almost fell at the end, but he pulled himself up and on that platform, which was awesome. So, 3 points for the Pros and Lolo is running her mouth!
The Pros go first on this one and it is CM Punk, Kamerion Wimbley, Louie Vito, Lolo Jones and Lindsey Jacobellis. They seemed to be doing well, but end up getting only one person across. It is a 4-1 lead for the Pros, so the Champs have to get four across to win. For the Champs, it is Ashley M., CT, Darrell, Veronica and Ashley K. We see Ashley M. and CT fall, so the other three have to survive. Not the case, as Veronica and Ashley K. fall and no one gets across.
It was a 4-1 victory for the Pros, as they win this challenge on The Challenge Champs vs Pros! Louise gets $5,000 for her charity. Ashley M. is the losing team captain, so she is heading into Elimination!
Victor Cruz comes in and it is time for the nominations. The Champs will have to pick a lady to go against Ashley M. in elimination. However, Victor surprises them and says each week is a double elimination on The Challenge MTV 2017! Louise is the winning captain, so she is safe. And she gets to pick the first female nominee for elimination! Then the rest of the Pros will pick who she goes up against.
Since Victor sprung this on them all, he gives them an hour to discuss nominees. For the Pros, Candice volunteers since she is the only one that fell. They decide to write the other names on limes and draw it out of a bucket. Louise draws it and says it is Lolo, who gets pissed. However, we then find out that Louise may have not drawn Lolo’s name and just said it, but we will never know! Sneak, sneaky girl. I love it!
Victor comes back and the final nominees are Ashley M. and Veronica (since no one knows her) for The Champs and Candice and Lolo for The Pros. The Champs are ecstatic about this one, as the Pros have two of their strongest women going head-to-head on this one.
They take the night off and have some fun bowling. Jordan brings Lolo a glass a water full of limes, which she thinks is funny. She is liking Jordan. Johnny Bananas said the limes was stupid and they need to send Lindsey in next.
For this challenge on The Challenge Champs vs Pros, it is called “Pull No Punches.” There are two giant walls next to Victor with big bells on top of it. They will have to punch holes into the wall to climb up the wall and ring that bell first. First one to hit the bell will stay in the game and the other is eliminated!
For the Champs, Ashley M. gets up fast, but then falls! It opens the window for Veronica, but Ashley M. climbs up again and gets that bell and wins. That means Veronica has been eliminated tonight on The Challenge Champs vs Pros 2017! For the Pros, Lolo was not messing around and she killed it on this one. This was not even close, as Lolo wins and Candice has been eliminated tonight! They both get $1,000 for their charity.
The Challenge Champs vs Pros 2017 airs every Tuesday at 9/8c on MTV!
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