The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros

The Challenge – Champs vs Pros

As you may or may not have heard, there will be a six-week special called The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros, hosted by Victor Cruz.

The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros will have 10 of American athletes go up against familiar Champion Challengers. Those cast members are not announced, but Vevmo rumors say it is Darrell, Bananas, Jordan, Nehemiah and Wes for the guys and Cara Maria, Veronica, Ashley K., Camila and someone else.

Champs vs Pros – Bananas and Camila with Hunter Pence and His Wife?

NY Giants star and Challenge fan Victor Cruz will host the special six-week event, which premieres on Tuesday, May 16 at 9pm, after The Challenge: Invasion reunion at 8pm (according to’s schedule for The Challenge: Invasion).

“‘The Challenge’ is an iconic MTV series that I grew up watching,” said host Victor Cruz in a statement. “The sports world is known for producing remarkable athletes, colorful characters, and memorable heroes, but this competition will give my fellow pro-athletes a chance to test their skills against some of the absolute best Challenge Champs, and I can’t wait to see how it all unfolds!”


Every week, the winning team’s captain will choose one member of their team to go into the elimination round, and the rest of the team will vote in their opponent. The losing team’s captain is automatically sent into elimination, and their team will also nominate their opponent. The final male and female competitors of the season will endure the ultimate test, showcasing each strength in one heart-pounding race for the chance to win $50,000 for their favorite charity.

I’m sure the Challengers also get an appearance fee, since none of them have enough money to work exclusively for charity.

No, none of the female pros are Bananas’s girlfriend snowboarder Hannah Teter.

The Challenge Champs vs Pros – Pros

Here’s the list of Pros and their chairties:

Tia Blanco – Professional surfer (St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital)

Louise Hazel – Olympian and fitness expert (Save the Children)

Lindsey Jacobellis – Professional snowboarder (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)

Lolo Jones – Olympic hurdler and bobsledder (Hurdles of Hope)

Candice Wiggins – Former WNBA athlete (Greater Than AIDS)

Gus Kenworthy – Professional skier and Olympic medalist (The Trevor Project and the Happy Hippie Foundation)

Shawne Merriman – Retired NFL linebacker (Lights On Foundation)

CM Punk – UFC fighter (PAWS Chicago)

Louie Vito – Professional snowboarder and Olympian (Wings for Life)

Kamerion Wimbley – Retired NFL linebacker (Kamerion Wimbley Foundation)

While we’d like to do a league, it will be tough to draft with so little time before officially knowing who the competitors are and the show debuting.

Any ideas how we can make this work? Comment below.

What we do have is a scoring system:

Action Points
Being kicked off the show for something other than an injury. 100 Points
Leaving show due to sickness or partner being kicked off/leaving 0 Points
Winning final challenge. 100 Points
2nd Place final challenge 30 Points
3rd place final challenge 10 points
Physical attack (one person) 15 Points
Physical Fighting (More than one person) 25 Points
Coitus (or pulling over covers in bed) 20 Points
Winning elimination challenge. 25 Points
Male Crying 15 Points
Nudity 10 Points
Winning Regular Challenge 15 Points
Any mention of Victor Cruz and salsa in the same sentence 10 Points
Female Crying 5 Points
On-the-mouth kissing 10 points
Verbal Fighting (more than one person) 10 points
Verbal bashing (one sided yelling) 5 points
Vomitting (limit 2 per episode) 5 Points
Peeing/pooping non-toilet 10 Points
Backstabbing* 10 Points
Backstabbing: If a player explicitly declares him or herself in an alliance and in the same episode votes someone they are supposed to be in an alliance with into the elimination, they receive backstabbing points.
NOTE: Flashbacks from previous challenges do not count towards scoring.
The Marlon & Derek Rule: Anything that happened off camera/was not shown, does not count in scoring unless all participants in event (hook up, fight, etc.) acknowledge it occurred on camera during an episode of the show (not internet, After Show or Reunion).
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One thought on “The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros

  1. ray says:

    Cast is listed on I would participate if a league was made. I haven’t seen any footage of them in a mansion or anything so i’m not quite sure whats going on there. Also I have a few suggestions for additional scoring. Pulling a prank for positive points and negative points for being voted into elimination, and losing elimination. I see being kicked off is +100? seems strange

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