Viewers throughout the Scottsdale area have been anxious to see how this season of MTV’s The Challenge: Rivals ends, and the finale is just around the corner. The reunion special was taped in New York on Sunday, and details about both the finale and the reunion show have made their way to the Vevmo forum. For those who want some of the dirty details ahead of the show broadcasting, buckle your seat belts as there is a crazy finale ahead.
As viewers know, the final three girls teams and three guys teams will face-off in a final challenge in Argentina. Wednesday’s episode will pick up with “The Jungle” where Adam and CT will battle against Johnny and Tyler for the last challenge spot. Unfortunately for CT and Adam, they will head home just short of competing in the final challenge. For the teams that move on, this will be the craziest, longest, most taxing challenge these competitors have ever faced. The Vevmo forum is where all the scoop can be found, and moderator Molds13 along with frequent poster Meelz let fans in on many of the finale details.
The final challenge actually takes place over two days. The first day is believed to have the teams competing for around 12 hours. There is a broad range of activities including eating, canoeing, wheelbarrows, puzzles and a mountain climb. After the full day of competing, the teams have to stay overnight on top of a mountain, and one team member from each pair has to stay awake and stand on top of a rock overnight. Wes and Kenny make it to the overnight checkpoint 45 minutes ahead of Johnny/Tyler and Leroy/Mike. Though the forum didn’t catch all of the team members who stood on the rock overnight, they shared that Evelyn, Mike and Kenny were the ones for their teams.
Apparently Wes was severely dehydrated during the first day of the competition, and Kenny even had to physically carry Wes on his back for a stretch. This will certainly be something for fans to watch, as Wes made many references throughout the season about figuratively carrying Kenny for much of the competition. Leroy apparently either gives up or something causes him to be unable to continue, as Leroy and Mike are disqualified the next morning before the last part of the challenge. This leaves the final march for the guys up to Kenny/Wes and Johnny/Tyler. Though Wes and Kenny arrive at the overnight checkpoint with a 45 minute lead, the way the challenge is structured they leave the next morning with only a minute or so headstart. The portion of the challenge that takes place the second day is only an hour or so long.
Though details are scarce, Jenn somehow gets injured before the final challenge starts. In addition, they apparently do not complete a puzzle during the competition, so they know they are getting disqualified. They continue on for some amount of time, however, despite apparently knowing it is all for nothing. The details in the forum appear to indicate that Jenn and Mandi are done in the competition prior to the checkpoint at the top of the mountain where the others stay overnight.
The final part of the competition is said to be a very close race on both the guys and girls sides of the competition. While it may have been a tight finish, Johnny and Tyler win for the guys while Paula and Evelyn win for the gals. Molds13 noted that Wes and some of the others apparently had food poisoning going into the final challenge, which would certainly explain the difficulties Wes had throughout the challenge. Molds13 said that it appeared perhaps Paula, Jenn and Mike were others that had also been affected by food poisoning. This may become more clear during the reunion show.
The finale of MTV’s The Challenge: Rivals is going to be an amazing event to watch, though fans certainly hope this is not the series finale as so far the show has not yet been renewed. Tune in Wednesday night to MTV, Channel 29 on Cox cable in the Scottsdale area, to see Adam and CT versus Johnny and Tyler, as well as the first part of the challenge, it seems. It appears the final challenge for MTV’s The Challenge: Rivals will finish on Wednesday, August 24 with the reunion show on August 31 and “The Sh*t They Should Have Shown” airing on September 7.
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