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Battle of the Exes II
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Season 26
Episodes 16 (including reunion and three specials)
Aired from January 6 – March 24, 2015
Location Pedasí, Panama
Ørsta, Norway
Winners Jordan Wiseley
Sarah Rice
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Battle of the Exes II is the 26th season of The Challenge. It premiered on January 6th, 2015 and concluded with the reunion special on March 24th, 2015. It is the sequel to the 2012 season, Battle of the Exes. This season marks the final television appearances of Diem Brown and Ryan Knight.

Description

Battle of the Exes II takes twenty six of the most infamous former flames, recent splits, and fresh faces from other MTV reality series, to Panama for one of the most explosive Challenge formats yet. Once paired up with their exes, these competitors must overcome their past in order to face the present, if they want a shot at claiming their share of the $350,000 grand prize. Will romances be rekindled or will unresolved issues ruin these pairs? Between the bitter rivalries, jealous lovers, and demanding challenges, it’ll take the ultimate couple to withstand the pressures of the game. And with a brand new, mid-season twist that will shock the cast like never before, the stakes have never been higher for these exes to work as teams.

Cast

Male contestants
Player Original Season Finish
Jordan Wiseley RW: Portland Winner
Leroy Garrett RW: Las Vegas (2011) Runner-Up
Jay Gotti RW: Ex-Plosion Third Place
Johnny Devenanzio RW: Key West Episode 10/11
Wes Bergmann RW: Austin Episode 9/10
Zach Nichols RW: San Diego (2011) Episode 8
Johnny Reilly RW: Portland Episode 7
Adam Kuhn AYTO? 1 Episode 6/7
Ryan Knight RW: New Orleans (2010) Episode 4
John Jacobs AYTO? 1 Episode 3
Chris Tamburello RW: Paris
Thomas Buell RW: Ex-Plosion Episode 2
Dustin Zito RW: Las Vegas (2011) Episode 1
Female contestants
Player Original Season Finish
Sarah Rice RW: Brooklyn Winner
Theresa Gonzalez Fresh Meat II Runner-Up
Jenna Compono RW: Ex-Plosion Third Place
Nany González RW: Las Vegas (2011) Episode 10/11
Nia Moore RW: Portland
Jonna Mannion RW: Cancun Episode 8
Averey Tressler RW: Portland Episode 7
Brittany Baldassari AYTO? 1 Episode 6/7
Jemmye Carroll RW: New Orleans (2010) Episode 4
Simone Kelly AYTO? 1 Episode 3
Diem Brown Fresh Meat
Hailey Chivers RW: Ex-Plosion Episode 2
Jessica McCain RW: Portland Episode 1

Teams

Male partner Female partner Team Ex-iled Finish
Jordan Wiseley Sarah Rice      Jordan & Sarah
N/A
Winners
Leroy Garrett Theresa Gonzalez          Leroy & Theresa
N/A
Runners-Up
Jay Gotti Jenna Compono      Jay & Jenna
N/A
Third Place
Johnny Devenanzio Nany González      Bananas & Nany Episode 5 Episode 10/11
Leroy Garrett Nia Moore      Leroy & Nia
N/A
Wes Bergmann Theresa Gonzalez      Wes & Theresa
N/A
Episode 9/10
Zach Nichols Jonna Mannion      Zach & Jonna Episode 8 Episode 8
Johnny Reilly Averey Tressler      Johnny & Averey Episode 7 Episode 7
Adam Kuhn Brittany Baldassari      Adam & Brittany Episode 6/7 Episode 6/7
John Jacobs Simone Kelly      John & Simone Episode 3 Episode 5
Ryan Knight Jemmye Carroll      Knight & Jemmye Episode 4 Episode 4
Dustin Zito Jessica McCain      Dustin & Jessica Episode 1 Episode 3
Chris Tamburello Diem Brown      CT & Diem
N/A
Thomas Buell Hailey Chivers      Thomas & Hailey Episode 2 Episode 2

Format

Each team participates in numerous challenges, which are followed by an elimination round — "The Dome." The winning team of each challenge earns the title of "Power Couple," as well as immunity from entering The Dome, while the last-place finisher is automatically sent to The Dome. The "Power Couple" also earns the right of choosing the team that will face the last-place finisher in The Dome. 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.

After the first eight "Dome" games, a losing team will have a chance to re-join the competition in "Battle of the EX-iled," which will pit a newly-eliminated couple against the winner of the previous week's "Ex-iled" winner. Ex-ile matches and mini episodes were shown on MTV.com and MTV aired a Battle of the EX-iled Recap special after episode 6 showing progress in ex-iles up to that point.

Money for finalists is split as follows:

  • First Place: $250,000 ($125,000 each)
  • Second Place: $70,000 ($35,000 each)
  • Third Place: $30,000 ($15,000 each)

Game Summary

Elimination chart

Episode Power Couple Dome contestants Dome game Dome outcome
# Challenge Last-place team Winners' selection Winning team Losing team
1 I Got You Babe Wes & Theresa Adam & Brittany Dustin & Jessica Pole Position Adam & Brittany Dustin & Jessica
2 Rounding the Bases Bananas & Nany Johnny & Averey Thomas & Hailey Banded Together Johnny & Averey Thomas & Hailey
3 On Again, Off Again Jordan & Sarah John & Simone Adam & Brittany He Said, She Said Adam & Brittany John & Simone
4 The Brush Off Zach & Jonna Knight & Jemmye Adam & Brittany Breaking Up Adam & Brittany Knight & Jemmye
5 Open Arms Wes & Theresa Leroy & Nia Bananas & Nany Strung Out Leroy & Nia Bananas & Nany
6/7 Don't Forget About Me Wes & Theresa Adam & Brittany Johnny & Averey Stacking Up Johnny & Averey Adam & Brittany
7 Are You the One? Jay & Jenna Johnny & Averey Leroy & Nia Hooking Up Leroy & Nia Johnny & Averey
8 Speed Dating Leroy & Nia Jordan & Sarah Zach & Jonna Hammer It Home Jordan & Sarah Zach & Jonna
9/10 Wrecking Ball Jordan & Sarah Wes & Theresa Leroy & Nia Hall Brawl Leroy & Nia Wes & Theresa
10/11 Don't Let Me Down Jordan & Sarah Leroy & Nia Bananas & Nany X-Battle Leroy & Theresa* Bananas & Nany
11/12 Final Challenge Jordan & Sarah 2nd place: Leroy & Theresa; 3rd place: Jay & Jenna*

Notes:

  • In the "Speed Dating" challenge, Zach & Jonna transferred the highest amount of balls from one tractor trailer to another. However, their eleventh and winning ball was not counted due to Zach jumping from one trailer to another before Jonna had returned to the starting position of one trailer, which had been explained in the rules by T. J. Lavin. Therefore, Zach & Jonna, Leroy & Nia and Wes & Theresa finished in a three-way tie, and the team with their balls transferred in the fastest time — Leroy & Nia — were declared the winners.
  • Prior to the final Dome elimination in Episode 11, Nia was sent home following an incident in which she verbally and physically assaulted Jordan, temporarily leaving Leroy without a female partner. After Wes & Theresa were eliminated by Leroy & Nia in Episode 9, Theresa was subsequently brought back to the competition as Leroy's replacement partner for the "X-Battle" Dome. Leroy & Theresa hooked up and had sex during Rivals II. The relationship caused waves due to the Wes, Leroy, and Theresa love triangle and for the infamous Jungle voting in Episode 5 of Rivals II.
  • Jay & Jenna were disqualified during the Final Challenge, after they failed to complete the third checkpoint. Prior to the Final Challenge, host T. J. Lavin explained that a team was required to complete the final challenge in order to earn any money.

Dome Progress

Teams Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6/7 7 8 9/10 10/11 Finale
Jordan & Sarah SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE DOME WIN WIN WINNERS
Leroy & Theresa N/A DOMESECOND
Jay & Jenna SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE THIRD
Bananas & Nany SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE OUT SAFE OUT
Leroy & Nia SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE DOME SAFE DOME WIN DOME DQ
Wes & Theresa WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN WIN SAFE SAFE OUT
Zach & Jonna SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Johnny & Averey SAFE DOME SAFE SAFE SAFE DOME' OUT
Adam & Brittany DOME SAFE DOME DOME SAFE OUT
Knight & Jemmye SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
John & Simone SAFE SAFE OUT
CT & Diem SAFE SAFE OUT
Thomas & Hailey SAFE OUT
Dustin & Jessica OUT

Competition

     - The team won the challenge and became the Power Couple.
     - This team was sent into the Dome and won, keeping them in the competition.
     - This team lost in the Dome and was sent to Ex-ile or eliminated.
     - This team was removed from the competition due to injury/illness.

Ex-ile Progress

Teams 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Bananas & Nany EX-ILE EX-ILE EX-ILE EX-ILE RETURNED
Zach & Jonna OUT
Johnny & Averey OUT
Adam & Brittany OUT
John & Simone EX-ILE EX-ILE OUT
Knight & Jemmye OUT
Dustin & Jessica EX-ILE EX-ILE OUT
Thomas & Hailey OUT

Competition

     - This team won the Ex-ile, keeping them in the competition.
     - This team lost the Ex-ile and was eliminated from the competition.
     - This team was removed from the competition due to injury/illness.
     - This team was in Ex-ile but did not have to compete.

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