|Episodes||15 (including reunion)|
|Aired from||May 4 – August 3, 2016|
|Location|| Huatulco, Mexico|
|Winners|| Johnny Devenanzio|
Battle of the Bloodlines
Invasion of the Champions
They’ve been pissed off. They’ve been wronged. They’ve been betrayed. And now they want vengeance! Rivals is back and the stakes couldn’t be higher! Twenty-six fan-favorites from The Challenge, The Real World, and Are You The One? will head to exotic Mexico and be paired up with their biggest enemy! However...this time around the game has a shocking twist – players will be paired up with their rival – of the opposite sex! These guys and girls must figure out a way get over their bad blood as they compete in a series of heart-pounding challenges in order to earn a share of the massive $350,000 prize! Tempers will rise, passions will flare, and pride will be on the line in the most shocking season of The Challenge yet!
|Male partner||Female partner||Team||Finish|
|Johnny Devenanzio||Sarah Rice||Bananas & Sarah||Winners|
|Vince Gliatta||Jenna Compono||Vince & Jenna||Runners-Up|
|Devin Walker||Cheyenne Floyd||Devin & Cheyenne||Third Place|
|Dario Medrano||Nicole Ramos||Dario & Nicole||Episode 13|
|Wes Bergmann||Nany González||Wes & Nany||Episode 12|
|Nate Siebenmark||Christina LeBlanc||Nate & Christina||Episode 11|
|Cory Wharton||Ashley Mitchell||Cory & Ashley||Episode 10/11|
|Jamie Banks||KellyAnne Judd||Jamie & KellyAnne||Episode 9|
|Tony Raines||Camila Nakagawa||Tony & Camila||Episode 8|
|Nelson Thomas||Amanda Garcia||Nelson & Amanda||Episode 7|
|Thomas Buell||Simone Kelly||Thomas & Simone||Episode 6|
|Johnny Reilly||Jessica McCain||Johnny & Jessica||Episode 5|
|Brandon Tindel||Briana LaCuesta||Brandon & Briana||Episode 4|
|Leroy Garrett||Averey Tressler||Leroy & Averey||Episode 2|
Similer to the Battle of the Exes format, each team participates in numerous challenges, which are followed by an elimination round — "The Jungle." The winning team of each challenge is safe from elimination, while the last-place finisher is automatically sent to the The Jungle. The winning team also earns the right of choosing two teams that will face the last-place finisher in The Jungle. Prior to The Jungle, the two teams nominated by the winning team participate in a elimination draw in which all four participants either draw one of three white skulls or one black skull out of a bag (similar to the Free Agents season). When a participant draws a black skull, his or her team will face the last-place finisher in The Jungle. 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.
Money for finalists is split as follows:
- First Place: $275,000 ($137,500 each)
- Second Place: $50,000 ($25,000 each)
- Third Place: $25,000 ($12,500 each)
|Bananas & Sarah||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||WIN||SAFE||WIN||SAFE||WIN||WIN||JUNGLE||WINNERS|
|Vince & Jenna||WIN||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SECOND|
|Devin & Cheyenne||OUT||JUNGLE||N/A||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||THIRD|
|Dario & Nicole||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||WIN||SAFE||JUNGLE||OUT|
|Wes & Nany||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||JUNGLE||SAFE||JUNGLE||OUT|
|Nate & Christina||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||WIN||SAFE||JUNGLE||OUT|
|Cory & Ashley||SAFE||SAFE||WIN||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||OUT|
|Jamie & KellyAnne||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||JUNGLE||OUT|
|Tony & Camila||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||JUNGLE||SAFE||DQ|
|Nelson & Amanda||SAFE||JUNGLE||SAFE||OUT|
|Thomas & Simone||SAFE||SAFE||SAFE||QUIT|
|Johnny & Jessica||JUNGLE||SAFE||OUT|
|Brandon & Briana||SAFE||SAFE||QUIT|
|Leroy & Averey||OUT|
- This team won the challenge and was safe from the Jungle.
- This team was selected for the Jungle, but pulled a white skull and was safe.
- This team was selected for the Jungle but did not have to compete.
- This team was sent into the Jungle and won.
- This team was sent into the Jungle and was eliminated.
- This team was disqualified from the competition due to physical violence.
- This team was removed from the competition due to injury/illness.
- This team withdrew from the competition.