Welcome to WWI's recap of Episode 6 of "Tough Enough."
Last week Luke Robinson, Christina Crawford, and Ryan Howe made Stone Cold's list of wannabe wrestlers ready to be shown the locker room door. Ryan, who had been a bit of a doofus throughout the competition and a regular member of the bottom three, was told that the third time was not the charm. Buh Bye, Ryan.
These hopefuls are still in contention:
* Martin Casaus
* Christina Crawford
* A.J. Kirsch
* Andy Leavine
* Jeremiah Riggs
* Luke Robinson
* Ivelisse Velez
* Eric Watts
Who will survive week 6 and who will be told to pack his or her bags and go?
Bill DeMott started the group off with exercises this week, noting that there were still some pathetic trainees. He wanted to find out who was there for the right reasons.
Stone Cold explained that the training this week would be all about focus.
A.J. was not impressing the trainers with his quiet demeanor. They were hoping he would show some fire.
Jeremiah was given a routine with a bag. DeMott said Jeremiah knew just enough to be dangerous, then he took a hard bump and began spitting up blood.
Booker thought Yvelisse might be padding her injury since she whined about it nonstop. Christina, however, was given kudos.
Yvelisse complained that every time she pushed through, she was in pain. Booker told her the story of Triple H tearing a quad during a match and finishing the match. He questioned whether she was, indeed, tough enough to go the distance.
Stone Cold introduced the group to John Morrison, a member of the first class of Tough Enough. He would help them with the ropes course, which requires focus on the task at hand. Yvelisse said that in her 6 ½ yrs of wrestling, she had never let anything kick her ass. Til now. She ended up with Morrison climbing up the ropes to help her. Was she batting her eyes for the additional help?
Eric was having trouble, and Christina walked right over him on the ropes. Stone Cold observed that Eric was in a bad spot and he had to be lowered. Eric was embarrassed, but he didn't quit.
Before he left, Morrison advised them not to worry about things they cannot control.
The skills challenge was to squat on the ropes. Stone Cold noticed Andy had some fire after all.
Luke, with his usual good opinion of himself, felt he and Jeremiah were the only ones who were tough enough. Jeremiah observed that Luke ought to step it up. However, the coaches felt that Jeremiah was just green enough to be dangerous. Luke won the skills challenge and Jeremiah looked disappointed.
Austin and the trainers gathered in his office to discuss who might be going home. In the end, the nominees were Eric, Yvelisse, and A.J.
A.J. felt confident he would be staying, but he didn't seem to realize that Martin wanted him gone.
Each of the nominees gave Stone Cold their best reasons for being allowed to stay. Alas, Yvelisse and Eric were told to pack their bags and go. Stone Cold told Yvelisse that she would probably not have been eliminated if she had not been injured.
Stone Cold told A.J. that his performance in the ring reminded him of grass growing and Austin strongly suggested that he light a fire under his ass from now on.
The list is growing shorter. Who will survive next week's elimination round?
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