WWE Network will exclusively air Tough Talk, a live recap show hosted by WWE Superstar The Miz, starting Tuesday, June 23 at 9/8C, immediately following the new hard hitting reality series, WWE Tough Enough on USA Network.
During the half-hour program, The Miz will have exclusive interviews with eliminated competitors, judges, coaches and special guests. Using social media to ask fans for questions and comments, The Miz will get the answers they want most.
A devoted lifelong WWE fan, MTV Real World alum Mike “The Miz” Mizanin competed on the fourth season of Tough Enough, where he finished as the runner-up. Determined to make it, The Miz continued to train and earned his spot at WWE where he is now living his dream at the top of the roster. The Miz has also been featured in commercials, on television and has starred in 20th Century Fox’s action-thriller films The Marine 4: Moving Target, The Marine 3: Homefront and ABC Family’s Christmas Bounty.
Here is a promo for Tough Talk.
About WWE Tough Enough
WWE Tough Enough, premieres Tuesday, June 23 at 8/7C on USA Network. Outside of the United States, WWE Tough Enough airs live on OSN Sports 2 HD across the Middle East and North Africa, Ten Sports in the Indian subcontinent, Cielo in Italy and on YouTube around the rest of the world. Host and WWE Superstar Chris Jericho will be joined by a panel of judges, including WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan, WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan and WWE Diva Paige.
Every week, the three judges will each nominate one competitor they believe should be cut, and it will be up to the WWE Universe to vote and determine who they feel is “Tough Enough,” to remain in the competition. The competitor with the least number of votes will be eliminated.
Throughout the season, each judge will have the ability to save one competitor from being sent home. Ultimately, one man and one woman will be considered “Tough Enough,” with each earning a one-year, $250,000 WWE contract.
The WWE Tough Enough competitors are:
Mada Abdelhamid, Los Angeles
Hank Avery Jr., Macon, Ga.
Daria Berenato, Los Angeles
Joshua Bredl, Thornton, Colo.
Gabi Castrovinci, Southington, Conn.
Patrick Clark, Jr., Washington, D.C.
Dianna Dahlgren, Spokane, Wash.
Alexander Frekey, Dallas, Texas
Sara Lee, Hope, Mich.
Zamariah “ZZ” Loupe, Bayou Boeuf, La.
Giorgia Piscina, Brisbane, Australia
Amanda Saccomanno, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.
Tanner Saraceno, Boiling Springs, S.C.
Each week, the competitors will be coached by WWE legends Booker T, Billy Gunn and Lita, and competitors will come face-to-face with WWE icons including WWE Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Vince McMahon Jr.; Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative, Paul Triple H Levesque; and WWE Superstars John Cena, Big Show and Randy Orton, among others.
Periscoping WWE Tough Enough
WWE will turn to Periscope, a new live streaming app, to give fans a look through the eyes of the competitors as the drama unfolds.
The @WWEToughEnough account on Periscope will also include guest appearances from the show’s host WWE Superstar Chris Jericho, Tough Enough judges WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan, WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan and WWE Diva Paige, as well as various other WWE Superstars and Divas.
Starting June 23, WWE Tough Enough will air weekly on Tuesdays at 8/7C on USA Network. Outside of the United States, WWE Tough Enough airs live on OSN Sports 2 HD across the Middle East and North Africa, Ten Sports in the Indian subcontinent, Cielo in Italy and on YouTube around the rest of the world.
“WWE is already best in class when it comes to utilizing Twitter to engage with their massive global fan base,” said Danny Keens, Head of North American Sports Partnerships at Twitter. “Periscope allows anyone in the world to share and experience live video and now fans of WWE's Tough Enough can further engage with talent from the show live in real-time. WWE is removing another barrier and allowing fans to have a deeper connection with their favorite WWE stars.”
Lisa Fox, WWE Executive Vice President, Content, said: “This new innovative partnership with Periscope will ensure that WWE Tough Enough never goes off the air. This daily all-access content will bring our fans closer to the competitors, the action and the drama than in any other reality show.”
WWE Tough Enough App
The revolutionary WWE Tough Enough App is now available for download. This app will provide an unprecedented fan experience before, during and after the show by enabling fans to vote for who stays and who goes with results calculated in real-time during the final minutes of each episode. The app will also include competitor bios and video and social updates as the competition unfolds throughout the week.
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