Will and resolve are crucial facets to a "Challenge" champ, but the bottom line is this -- if your body doesn't hold up, you don't stand a chance.
On Tuesday night's "Battle of the Exes 2" episode, Knight and Jemmye put up a solid showing in The Dome but were ultimately axed by rookie super duo Adam and Brittany. And in a post-show "EX-iled" bonus clip, we got a better understanding of why the "Real World: New Orleans" couple may have fallen short: In the heat of battle, Knight aggravated his chronically injured shoulder and, as the elimination game boiled down to the upper-arm Olympics, he lost any edge he had. And when he took a trip to the hospital to get it checked out, we were reminded of how frequently the show's war wounds have been dealt over the years.
Take a look at 10 memorable scrapes, scratches and gashes below, and tune in for a brand-new "Challenge" episode tomorrow night at 11/10c!
Nia, "Free Agents"
The newbie got one hell of a "Challenge" initiation when she was forced to go head-to-head against war machine Cara Maria, whose efforts left Nia's right arm totally numb.
Timmy, "Inferno 3"
The challenge's nicest nice guy appeared to have won an incredibly heated elimination round in South Africa, but he was ultimately DQed for a misstep and, to add insult to injury (or injury to injury...) Timmy's knee -- which he'd crushed against broken glass -- was destroyed, and likened to ground beef.
Coral and Evan, "Fresh Meat"
Upon winning five of the game's first six missions, Coral and Evan appeared to have "Fresh Meat" in the palm of their hands -- that is, until "Human Ox Pull," when the team fought so intensely that Coral dislocated her knee cap and Evan was left with a hernia.
Tonya, "The Gauntlet"