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Cory Wharton
Cory
Biographical
Original Season RW: Ex-Plosion
Born March 5, 1991
Hometown Grand Rapids, Michigan
Game Summary
Challenges Battle of the Bloodlines (final)
Rivals III
Invasion of the Champions (final)
XXX: Dirty 30
Vendettas
Eliminations 6 (3 wins, 3 losses)
Money Won $63,750
Spin-offs Champs vs. Stars
Arenas 1 (1 loss)
Social Media
Twitter MTVCoryWharton
Instagram corywharton_ig

Gameplay

Battle of the Bloodlines

Bio: Following his crazy season on Real World: Explosion, Cory brings his cousin, Mitch, to The Challenge for a shot at the title. This Bloodline duo combines brains and brawn to create an imposing force in the Challenge house. Looking to his older cousin to lead them to victory, Mitch gushes, “I always looked up to Cory. He's definitely been a role model for me in a lot of ways. So I'm really glad that he's here and he's got my best interest at heart.” However, when Cory and Mitch start mixing business and pleasure with ladies on another team, it threatens to land them both in dangerous territory. Cory attempts to use his new love connection with a volatile vet for political leverage, but Mitch worries Cory might end up pissing the wrong people off.

Episode Challenge Partner(s) Result
1 Water Battle Mitch SAFE
2 Family Dinner SAFE
3/4 Meet Me Halfway Red Team WIN
4/5 Air to the Throne WIN
6 Family Connection WIN
7 Hand Me Down WIN
8 Too Clingy WIN
9 Air Pockets WIN
10 Weight For Me Mitch WIN
11 Truck Crossing WIN
12/13 Final Challenge SECOND

Money Won: $37,500

Rivals III

Bio: Cory was the pivotal vote in a decision to kick Ashley out of the Real World: Explosion house and now, they’re partners! Cory has no reason to believe that her state of mind has improved, “Ashley looks like she’s in great shape, but mentally is Ashley ready to handle this Challenge? All Hell is gonna break lose.” Ashley admits, “I was not in a very good place but kind of turned over a new leaf since then. Am I crazy? Probably, yeah. I think we’re all crazy!” Ashley has no intention of getting sent home early, and a steamy hookup with a brawny Challenge vet shows everybody that she has nothing to hide! As for smooth-talking Cory, he sets his eyes on a doe-eyed rookie of his own. Will these ex-roommates be able to balance their romances for long enough to walk away victorious? Or will their fiery personalities combust like the last time they worked together?

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1/2 Give Me Some Slack Ashley SAFE
3 Dirty Laundry SAFE
4/5 Out on a Limb WIN
6 Laps of Judgement SAFE
7 Road to Nowhere SAFE
8/9 Up All Night SAFE
10/11 Take It to the Grave OUT

Invasion of the Champions

Bio: Back for his third Challenge, Cory is ready to prove that being a physical trainer in Santa Monica, CA has paid off in more ways than one. Usually, Cory finds one lady to cuddle up with each season, and this time around, he’ll ignite two hot new flames. However, Cory is adamant that he will not let his raging libido affect his performance, “This is the most important Challenge to me. I didn't come here for a girl. I came here to prove to myself I can get this win.” Between plotting his Challenge revenge and flirting with the foxy females, Cory will discover that the path to the Final may not be smooth sailing. Will Cory be able to thwart his thirst for the beautiful babes? Or will he face yet another brutal upset?

Episode Challenge Partner(s) Result
1/2 The Over Under N/A SAFE
3 Shell Shocked Jenna FORTRESS
4 Caged and Confused N/A SAFE
5/6 Knockout Underdogs SAFE
7 Roll with the Punches SAFE
8 Curry Up SAFE
9/10 Fallout SAFE
10 Crossover SAFE
11/12 X-It FORTRESS
12/13 Caved In SAFE
14/15 Final Challenge Nicole THIRD
Camila
Ashley M.

Money Won: $26,250

XXX: Dirty 30

Bio: The Battle of the Bloodlines and Invasion of the Champions finalist is often pegged as The Challenge’s resident ladies' man. However, behind his twinkling eyes lies a tactical mind, very capable of deceit and trickery. An example: During Rivals III, Cory was willing to betray his friendships that existed outside of the game in order to get ahead. He became notorious for pledging his allegiance to a number of opposing teams -- so is this trend going to continue on Dirty 30?

Episode Challenge Partner(s) Result
1 The Purge N/A SAFE
Pink Team SAFE
N/A WIN
2/3 Cool Under Fire PRESIDIO
3/4 Battle Royale Green Team WIN
6/7 Pirates' Treasure Britni SAFE
7/8 Ups and Downs Green Team OUT

Vendettas

Bio: The two-time finalist launched a questionable strategy that involved declaring a hit list against the vets at the beginning of Dirty 30. As a result, Cory created a vendetta with the most notorious vet in the house, Johnny Bananas. With the two both returning to face each other this season, who will fall first?

Episode Challenge Partner(s) Result
1 Get Off the Rock N/A SAFE
2/3 Who’s Got Balls? OUT

Eliminations

Rivals III

Episode Jungle Partner Opponents Result
10/11 Spun Out Ashley Nate OUT
Christina

Invasion of the Champions

Episode Fortress Opponents Result
3 Who's Got Balls Theo WIN
11/12 Inside Out Nelson WIN
Shane

XXX: Dirty 30

Episode Presidio Opponent Result
3 Balls to the Wall Derrick H. WIN
7/8 Deadweight Hunter OUT

Vendettas

Episode Ring Opponent Result
3 Balls of Fire Nelson OUT

Spin-off Gameplay

Champs vs. Stars

Bio: As the resident challenge “ladies man,” Cory Wharton knows how to use his flirtatious nature and charisma to his advantage. Although very charming, this rising star is still capable of deceit and trickery, often making multiple alliances to save himself. Of his mere four seasons on The Challenge, Wharton made his mark by making it to the finals – twice. As a rookie on Champs vs. Stars, Cory is ready to prove that he’s on par with the Champs while taking out those Stars on the side.

Episode Challenge Partner(s) Result
1 Tow Truck Champs OUT

Spin-off Eliminations

Champs vs. Stars

Episode Arena Opponent Result
1 Target Practice Matt OUT

Gallery

Trivia

Rivals III Cast Members
BananasRivals3Icon SarahRivals3Icon
VinceRivals3Icon JennaRivals3Icon
DevinRivals3Icon CheyenneRivals3Icon
DarioRivals3Icon NicoleRivals3Icon
WesRivals3Icon NanyRivals3Icon
NateRivals3Icon ChristinaRivals3Icon
CoryRivals3Icon AshleyRivals3Icon
Cory & Ashley
JamieRivals3Icon KellyAnneRivals3Icon
TonyRivals3Icon CamilaRivals3Icon
NelsonRivals3Icon AmandaRivals3Icon
ThomasRivals3Icon SimoneRivals3Icon
JohnnyRivals3Icon JessicaRivals3Icon
BrandonRivals3Icon BrianaRivals3Icon
LeroyRivals3Icon AvereyRivals3Icon
Winner
Finalist
Eliminated
Disqualified
Medically Removed
Quit
Champs vs. Stars Cast Members
BananasCvSIcon
CTCvSIcon
EmilyCvSIcon
JoshCvSIcon
JustinaCvSIcon
MichelleCvSIcon
ArianeCvSIcon
KimCvSIcon
MattCvSIcon
ToriXXXIcon
WesCvSIcon
ZachCvSIcon
AneesaCvSIcon
Riff RaffCvSIcon
ShawnCvSIcon
RomeoCvSIcon
AshleyCvSIcon
TerrellCvSIcon
JennaCvSIcon
CoryCvSIcon
Cory
CamilaXXXIcon
Winner
Runner-Up
Eliminated
Eliminated via challenge
Disqualified
Medically Removed
Quit
Vendettas Cast Members
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BradVendettasIcon
BritniVendettasIcon
CaraMariaVendettasIcon
DevinVendettasIcon
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KailahVendettasIcon
KamVendettasIcon
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KyleVendettasIcon
LeroyVendettasIcon
MarieVendettasIcon
NatalieVendettasIcon
NelsonVendettasIcon
NicoleZVendettasIcon
TonyVendettasIcon
ZachVendettasIcon
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VeronicaVendettasIcon
ShaneVendettasIcon
SylviaVendettasIcon
VictorVendettasIcon
MelissaVendettasIcon
AliciaVendettasIcon
CoryVendettasIcon
Cory
EddieVendettasIcon
NicoleRVendettasIcon
RoganVendettasIcon
In the Game
Eliminated
Eliminated by Mercenary
Eliminated via challenge
Quit
Medically Removed