Battle of the Seasons III
They’ve been pissed off. They’ve been wronged. They’ve been betrayed. And now they want vengeance! Rivals is back and the stakes couldn’t be higher! Twenty-six fan-favorites from The Challenge, and Are You The One? will head to exotic Mexico and be paired up with their biggest enemy! However...this time around the game has a shocking twist – players will be paired up with their rival – of the opposite sex! These guys and girls must figure out a way get over their bad blood as they compete in a series of heart-pounding challenges in order to earn a share of the massive $350,000 prize! Tempers will rise, passions will flare, and pride will be on the line in the most shocking season of The Challenge yet!
|Cayla C||Kailah Casillas||Cayla & Kailah||Winners|
|Johnny "Bananas"||Ash Pollard||Bananas & Ash||Runners-Up|
|Shane Raines||Hannah B||Shane & Hannah||Third Place|
|Joanne The Scammer||Theresa Gonzalez||Joanne & Theresa||Episode 11|
|Jake Miller||Maria "Remi"||Jake & Remi||Episode 10|
|Kathy Hillis||Paul Abrahamian||Kathy & Paul||Episode 9/DQ|
|Jason G||Zack Arad||Jason & Zack||Episode 8|
|Trixie Mattel||Ariana Grande||Trixie & Ariana||Episode 7|
|Tippie Neff||Liam W||Tippie & Liam||Episode 6|
|Luke Hemmings||Toadette||Luke & Toadette||Episode 5|
|Dillon MacDermant||Connor Franta||Dillon & Connor||Episode 3/QUIT|
|LaToya Jackson||Anthony Bartolotte||LaToya & Anthony||Episode 2|
|Kimora Blac||Gabi Victor||Kimora & Gabi||Episode 2/QUIT|
|Ashley Kelsey||Grimace||Ashley & Grimace||Episode 2|
|Malika Haqq|| Malika & ||Episode 1/DQ|
Similer to the Battle of the Exes format, each team participates in numerous challenges, which are followed by an elimination round — "The Jungle." The winning team of each challenge is safe from elimination, while the last-place finisher is automatically sent to the The Jungle. The winning team also earns the right of choosing two teams that will face the last-place finisher in The Jungle. Prior to The Jungle, the two teams nominated by the winning team participate in a elimination draw in which all four participants either draw one of three white skulls or one black skull out of a bag (similar to the Free Agents season). When a participant draws a black skull, his or her team will face the last-place finisher in The Jungle. The team who wins the elimination round returns to the game and has a shot at a $350,000 prize, while the losing team is eliminated from the game.
Money for finalists is split as follows:
- First Place: $275,000 ($137,500 each)
- Second Place: $50,000 ($25,000 each)
- Third Place: $25,000 ($12,500 each)
Pre-Season Rivalry BackgroundsEdit
Cayla C & Kailah: During The Duel II, Cayla & Kailah got in a heated argument which later caused Kaliah to urinate in the others bed and tell the whole house "Cayla still wets the bed."
Bananas & Ash: A couple of months early, Bananas was called out on twitter by Ash saying, "There's a reason he (Bananas) has never won, because he literally sucks at everything, just retire." Which caused an enraged Bananas to block her.
Shane & Hannah: ?
Joanne & Theresa: This feud dates back to The Ruins, where Theresa became shocked that her team voted her into a Ruin, where she had to vs Joanne at the elimination; "Crunch", where Joanne then won the Ruin, by allegedly cheating, by using a snorkel to stay underwater longer much to Theresa's dismay and anger. Theresa later became anti-cheaters saying, "Joanne cheats in every season she's on, why hasn't production banned her?"
Jake & Remi: This rivalry started in Lights Out, where Jake & Remi first met on "Team Hannah" and they were civil until Episode 10, where Remi decided to vote Jake into elimination rather than Dallas MacDermant, which caused a major argument between the two to happen that carried on for seasons to come.
Kathy & Paul: Also during The Duel II, Kathy was accepted onto the season as a male, because, she "could compete with the boys," which caused a lot of backlash from the public and also from many of the contestants that season, but the most vocal was Paul. He became sick of Kathy which then prompted him to pick her to duel against, Paul subsequently lost this elimination and has hated her ever since.
Jason & Zack: This one-sided rivalry started in Cutthroat III, where Jason began to dislike and distrust Zack as he believed he was "fake and annoying."
Trixie & Ariana: ?
Tippie & Liam: Tension began during Battle of the Bloodlines II, where Liam would always cast his vote against Tippie in every vote he could, which caused a rift between them and ever since they've been at each others throats.
Luke & Toadette: These two veterans were friends until Invasion of the Champions, where Luke was blindsided when Toadette sent him into a Fortress during Episode 4, because he thought both of the veterans were going to stick together to finally get a win, however Toadette continued to vote him in.
Dillon & Connor: ?
LaToya & Anthony: Weeks before the season, Anthony made a comment on twitter saying, "Toya thinking she'll ever be like Wendy Williams is laughable.." In which LaToya replied, "I'm not trying to be like her, she's an icon. Just because you have the same amount of personality as a brick doesn't mean you can try and come for me boo!" This argument went on for days which sparked production to cast them.
Kimora & Gabi: During their time in Generations, the house began to split into "OG's vs New Gen" where both parties were on different sides fighting for power, however, both girls got into a physical altercation and Gabi had many of her clothes thrown into the house pool.
Ashley & Grimace: Both coming from Fresh Meat III, this pairing has some of the most drama behind them. Grimace had one of his many personality changes this season, from "Queen Grimace" to "Elsa Grimace and then finally to "Thug Grimace." Grimace showed up at the final as "Thug Grimace," where to everyone's shock, he pulled out a gun, shot and injured Ashley, and caused her not to be able to run the final. Jemmye Carrol and Grimace were then removed from the game.
Malika & Theresa: Both heated rivals got into many fights during Generations, where Theresa burnt many of Malika's clothing and the latter ripped many of Theresa's clothing to shreds.
|Episode #||Power Team||Jungle contestants||Jungle games||Jungle outcome|
|Last-Place Team||Winners' picks||Skull pick||Winning team||Losing team|
|1||Trixie & Ariana||Cayla & Kailah||Latoya & Anthony||Ashley & Grimace||Back It Up||Cayla & Kailah||Ashley & Grimace|
|Ashley & Grimace|
|2||Shane & Hannah||Bananas & Ash||Kathy & Paul||Latoya & Anthony||Weight For Me||Bananas & Ash||Latoya & Anthony|
|Zexion & Tila|
|3||Cayla & Kailah||N/A|
|4||Luke & Toadette||Jason & Zack||Jake & Remi||Jake & Remi||How Hot||N/A|
|Joanne & Theresa|
|5||Joanne & Theresa||Luke & Toadette||Kathy & Paul||Tippy & Liam||Chill Out||Tippy & Liam||Luke & Toadette|
|Tippy & Liam|
|6||Kathy & Paul||Trixie & Ariana||Tippy & Liam||Tippy & Liam||Hear Me Out||Trixie & Ariana||Tippy & Liam|
|Jake & Remi|
|7||Shane & Hannah||Trixie & Ariana||Kathy & Paul||Kathy & Paul||Spun Out||Kathy & Paul||Trixie & Ariana|
|Cayla & Kailah|
|8||Joanne & Theresa||Jason & Zack||Cayla & Kailah||Cayla & Kailah||Shattered Dreams||Cayla & Kailah||Jason & Zack|
|Jake & Remi|
|9||Jake & Remi||Joanne & Theresa||Kathy & Paul||Kathy & Paul||Joanne & Theresa||Kathy & Paul|
|Cayla & Kailah|
|10||Joanne & Theresa||Jake & Remi||Cayla & Kailah||Cayla & Kailah||Tunnel Vision||Cayla & Kailah||Jake & Remi|
|Shane & Hannah|
|11||N/A||Bananas & Ash||Don't Whine for Me, Argentina||Bananas & Ash||Joanne & Theresa|
|Joanne & Theresa|
|Final||Cayla & Kailah||2nd place: Bananas & Ash; 3rd place: Shane & Hannah|
|Cayla & Kailah||Jungle||Safe||Win||Safe||Safe||Safe||Safe||Jungle||Safe||Jungle||Safe||WINNER|
|Bananas & Ash||Safe||Jungle||Safe||Safe||Safe||Safe||Safe||Safe||Safe||Safe||Jungle||SECOND|
|Shane & Hannah||Safe||Win||Safe||Safe||Safe||Safe||Win||Safe||Safe||Safe||Safe||THIRD|
|Joanne & Theresa||N/A||Safe||Win||Safe||Safe||Win||Jungle||Win||Elim|
|Jake & Remi||N/A||Safe||Jungle||Safe||Safe||Safe||Safe||Win||Elim|
|Kathy & Paul||Safe||Safe||Safe||Safe||Safe||Win||Jungle||Safe||DQ|
|Jason & Zack||Safe||Safe||Safe||Jungle||Safe||Safe||Safe||Elim|
|Trixie & Ariana||Win||Safe||Safe||Safe||Safe||Jungle||Elim|
|Tippie & Liam||Safe||Safe||Safe||Safe||Jungle||Elim|
|Luke & Toadette||Safe||Safe||Safe||Win||Elim|
|Dillon & Connor||Safe||Safe||Quit|
|LaToya & Anthony||Safe||Elim|
|Kimora & Gabi||Safe||Quit|
|Ashley & Grimace||Elim|
|Malika & Theresa||DQ|