The Challenge: Battle of the Exes 1 and 2 are some of the most popular and adored seasons ever. Both had great casting, beloved characters, a competitive playing field, unpredictable endings, and big moments that are still talked about today (e.g. the first appearance of the Camilanator; Sarah throwing Johnny into the last elimination).
It’s high MF time that MTV has a Battle of the Ex3s, and actually give viewers a trilogy they want — and not some shoehorned, retconned situation like Final Reckoning.
The 35th season of The Challenge has already filmed and is expected to premiere in late February or early March. So for a hypothetical Challenge 36 — here are some LIT pairs of exes and current couples they should / could / probably will cast.
And fret not, there’s precedent— Dustin/Heather and Abram/Cara were dating when they were cast on Exes 1 — so don’t whine about Paura.
No spoilers for Season 35, because #UnspoiledGang, but undoubtedly some hot new hookups will transpire, thereby changing this cast. One of these has already made the news, unfortunately — so tread carefully when on Challenge forums. If you want a spoiler-safe place to chat about everything The Challenge, check out the modded subreddit.
The Challenge 36: Love & War
Paulie Calafiore & Cara Maria Sorbello
Jordan Wiseley & Tori Deal
Zach Nichols & Jenna Compono
Stephen Bear & Georgia Harrison
Rogan O’Connor & Dee Nguyen
Kam Williams & Leroy Garrett —or Theo Campbell
Haleigh Broucher & Faysal “Fessy” Shafaat — contacted for WotW1
Bayleigh Dalton & Chris “Swaggy” Williams
Nelson Thomas & Angela Babicz
Morgan Willett & Johnny “Bananas” Devananzio
or Morgan & Jay Starrett and Johnny & Natalie Negrotti
Ashley Mitchell & Kyle Christie — or Tony Raines
Devin Walker & Marie Roda — Dev was an alternate for Season 35
Cory Wharton & Aneesa Ferreira — or Kailah Casillas
Jeremiah Buoni & Mattie Lynn Breaux OR
Gus Smyrnios & Nilsa Prowant (Floribama Shore)
Laurel Stucky & Nicole Zanatta
Wes Bergmann & Kellyanne Judd
Nany Gonzalez & Hunter Barfield — or Cohutta Grindstaff
Ashley Cain & Melissa Reeves — or Zahida Allen
Brad Fiorenza & Tori Hall — or Britni Thornton
Coral Smith & Abram Boise
CT Tamburello & Mandi Moyer
Diandra Delgado & Malcolm Drummer (AYTO6) — almost cast on FR
Kenya Scott & Tevin Grant (AYTO7)
Justin Palm & Max Gentile (AYTO8)
Alyssa Giacone (& Tony)
Dylan Moore (& Kailah) — flown to location as an alternate for Invasion
Mikey P (& Kailah)
Ika Wong & Demetres Giannitsos (Big Brother Canada 5)
Kaela Grant & Derek Kesseler (Big Brother Canada 6)
Taylor Stocker & Jessica “Figgy” Figueroa (Survivor MvGX)
Cole Medders & Jessica Johnston (Survivor HvHvH)
Clint Wright & Tovah Marx (Real World Atlanta)
Theo King-Bradley & Tyara Hooks (Real World Bad Blood)
Who ya got?
- Who makes the cast? Who doesn’t?
- Who did I miss?
- And who wins it all?