Welcome to WWI's recap of Episode 7 of "Tough Enough."
Last week both Ivelisse Velez and Eric Watts were eliminated, Ivelisse because of a nagging injury, and Eric because he needed more than a "look" to get by in WWE. A.J. Kirsch is still around, but Stone Cold likely won't cut him much more slack.
Six hopefuls are still in contention:
* Martin Casaus
* Christina Crawford
* A.J. Kirsch
* Andy Leavine
* Jeremiah Riggs
* Luke Robinson
A new day dawned at the Tough Enough House as Trish spent some girl time doing Yoga with Christina. Trish felt that Christina might just have what it takes. Even Bill DeMott was proud of the last girl standing.
At training,"creativity" was the word of the week. Can you say "Stone Cold Stunner"?
Suffering from homesickness, Andy got a video from home with a message from his wife and their toddler.
Trish had a surprise for the group. She had invited the Bella Twins, Kelly Kelly, and Eve to visit the TE House to meet the group (who were getting dressed when they arrived). They said they enjoyed meeting the men in towels as much as the men in towels enjoyed meeting them. The group went out to dinner, where they were able to "talk shop" and get some good advice.
The next day, they worked on a new WWE video game that is being created by THQ. Austin told the story of how he ditched The Ringmaster gimmick years ago and created the iconic Austin 3:16. The group was able to design their own characters. The THQ rep liked Luke's character the best. Uh oh...just what Luke needs, more ego stroking.
They returned to the TE House for a nighttime training session, where A.J. was deemed the weakest link.
Martin, one of the best remaining hopefuls, suffered a freak ankle injury. He was taken to an emergency room and hoped it would not hurt him to leave practice.
The next morning, Martin still had not returned from the hospital. Practice began without him and when he did arrive, he was on crutches. He was in tears as he told Stone Cold that his ankle was broken and the doctors would not allow him to continue. Even Luke seemed to feel bad for him.
Martin joined Austin in his office. Stone Cold said he would not take Martin's belt; he would allow him to hang it up himself. That meant a lot to Martin.
Martin said goodbye to the group, who gave him a standing ovation. He said he fully intended to continue his pursuit of wrestling once his broken bone had mended.
It was time for the Skills Challenge, which they were told must include a move off the top rope. In her match with A.J., Christina landed her move wrong, which DeMott blamed on A.J. Christina was on her way to the emergency room, as Stone Cold told the others there would be no elimination this week. Austin was disappointed that two of the people with the best chances of winning the competition had been eliminated in less than a day.
Luke tried his best to feel bad for Martin and Christina, but looked upon their injuries as his good fortune. Figures.
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