Welcome to World Wrestling Insanity's recap of Episode 3 of "Tough Enough."
Matt Capiccioni was sent home last week after he told Stone Cold he was waiting for his moment to come. Stone Cold told him his moment had come and gone. Matt was in shock and said he didn't know how to regroup or push on. Here's a tip, Matt: Always have a back-up plan.
The remaining twelve contestants are:
* Martin Casaus
* Christina Crawford
* Michelle Deighton
* Rima Fakiah (Miss USA)
* Ryan Howe
* A.J. Kirsch
* Andy Leavine
* Jeremiah Riggs
* Luke Robinson
* Ivelisse Velez
* Eric Watts
* Mickael Zaki
Who will survive Week 3 and who will be told to pack his or her bags and go?
A lullaby played off camera as Bill DeMott strode into the dorm rooms and woke everybody up. Loudly. It was time for the first task of the day--a lengthy run .
Luke said he was ready for that and anything else that came his way. Michelle, on the other hand, said she gets plenty of exercise chasing her two-year-old.
Austin followed along in a golf cart and taunted the runners. Luke and Jeremiah finished, but Eric had disappointed Austin and DeMott.
Rima was the first of the women to finish and she'd even finished ahead of some of the men, too.
Big Show made a surprise appearance. Austin got in the ring to introduce him and said that this week would be about the importance of technique. Austin said Big Show's technique was impeccable and he spent some time explaining it to the trainees.
Michelle expected training to be hell based on the morning run. Michelle had trouble focusing, and Trish Stratus noticed that her head was not in it.
Michelle called home talk to her daughter, Piper, and her husband, Jonny Fairplay. She missed her daughter and was disappointed to learn that she was not home. Was it worth it to her to be training as a wrestler and not be able to tuck her little one in? Rima noticed that Michelle seemed troubled and talked to her.
Michelle raised her hand and told Austin that she missed her daughter terribly. Austin excused the rest of the class and sat down with Michelle. Stone Cold told her that he had two daughters and was just now getting to know them because of his hectic schedule. He respected her decision and gave her a hug
Trish told the group about today's life lesson. Cheer San Francisco, a cheer group from the Bay Area, was going to train them to perform a cheer routine at a tourist spot later in the day. Former Diva (and former cheerleader) Stacey Kiebler, joined them for the lesson. The group performed at the Universal Studios attraction, and Trish was impressed with the performance and the way they'd come alive.
Next came a skills challenge. They would enter the ring in pairs and whoever screwed up would be cut. Luke could have stepped up, but didn't. Martin and Eric were the last two in the ring and Martin took the win. Of course, that didn't keep Luke from calling Martin a cheesy actor. Luke said he sees himself as a WWE superstar. Sounds a bit like sour grapes.
It was time for the trainer conference and Martin was acknowledged as the stand-out this week rather than Luke.
Ryan Howe. Mickael Zaki, and Miss USA made the bottom three list. Mickael had not impressed Trish with his lack of technique, even though he has a martial arts background. DeMott complained that Skidmarks continually hammed it up and wasn't taking training seriously.
Rima said she has the heart to be next diva. She told Austin about her request for one-on-one training from DeMott, and that made the difference.
Mickael, who'd been such a smart ass earlier, nearly cried as he said he had no job at home. Hmmmm…isn't that the same problem Matt had last week? No back-up plan?
Austin told Mickael and Ryan to compete verbally to see who would stay. Surprisingly, Ryan demonstrated his new mean streak for Stone Cold. Austin was impressed that Ryan had manned up.
Buh bye, Mickael.
"Tough Enough" is seen on Monday nights at 8:00/7:00 CT, as well as various times during the week. Check local listings.