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Champs vs. Stars is an eight-week spin-off show hosted by WWE superstar and former challenge competitor, Mike Mizanin. The show will feature ten Challenge champs and finalists going head-to-head in challenge-style competitions with ten celebrity athletes and entertainers. Players will compete for the chance to earn their share of $150,000 to donate to their charity of choice.

Description

MTV’s most iconic franchise The Challenge is back again with the debut of an eight-week special event The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars. Hosted by WWE superstar and former challenge competitor, Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, Champs vs. Stars will feature ten of the fiercest champions from past Challenge seasons. The alumni go head-to-head against ten celebrity athletes and entertainers in challenge-style competitions to determine who will reign supreme. Winners will compete for a chance to take a share of the $150,000 cash prize to donate to their beloved charities.

Cast

Champs
Contestant Finish
CTCvSIcon
Chris "CT" Tamburello
RW: Paris
F.I.G.H.T.
Winners
in It's the Final Countdown
EmilyCvSIcon
Emily Schromm
RW: D.C.
Girls, Inc.
BananasCvSIcon
Johnny "Bananas" Devenanzio
RW: Key West
Special Olympics
ToriXXXIcon
Tori Deal
AYTO? 4
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Eliminated
in It's the Final Countdown
WesCvSIcon
Wes Bergmann
RW: Austin
American Cancer Society
ZachCvSIcon
Zach Nichols
RW: San Diego (2011)
Wigs for Kids Michigan
AneesaCvSIcon
Aneesa Ferreira
RW: Chicago
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Eliminated
in Flag Poles and False Hopes
AshleyCvSIcon
Ashley Mitchell
RW: Ex-Plosion
Prevent Child Abuse America
Quit
in Slamballs and Elbow Brawls
JennaCvSIcon
Jenna Compono
RW: Ex-Plosion
The Jason Gruen Foundation
Medically Removed
in Parkour All Obstacles
CoryCvSIcon
Cory Wharton
RW: Ex-Plosion
Kids' Food Basket
Eliminated
in Tow Big, or Tow Home
CamilaXXXIcon
Camila Nakagawa
Spring Break Challenge
Flutie Foundation
Disqualified
in Tow Big, or Tow Home
Stars
Contestant Finish
JoshCvSIcon
Josh Murray
The Bachelorette alum
Extra Special People
Runners-Up
in It's the Final Countdown
JustinaCvSIcon
Justina Valentine
Wild 'n Out comedian
Young Women's Leadership Network
MichelleCvSIcon
Michelle Waterson
MMA fighter
Merging Vets and Players
ArianeCvSIcon
Ariane Andrew
Former WWE Diva
Black Girls Rock
Eliminated
in It's the Final Countdown
KimCvSIcon
Kim Glass
Olympic volleyball player
Covenant House
MattCvSIcon
Matt Rife
Wild 'n Out comedian & TRL host
World Wildlife Fund
Riff RaffCvSIcon
Riff Raff
Hip hop artist
Nevada SPCA
Eliminated
in Playing Me for the Foos
ShawnCvSIcon
Shawn Johnson
Olympic gymnast
Hope Sports
Eliminated
in When Push Comes to Shoving Stars
RomeoCvSIcon
Romeo Miller
Hip hop artist
Team Hope NOLA
Eliminated
in When Push Comes to Shoving Stars
TerrellCvSIcon
Terrell Owens
Former NFL wide receiver
Ky Cares Foundation
Quit
in Slamballs and Elbow Brawls

Format

Each team will compete in numerous challenges followed by elimination rounds known as "The Arena". Each elimination will alternate between male and female designated elimination weeks. The winning of team of each challenge will name one player of the designated gender as the MVP of the team. The MVP will be safe from the Arena and will earn $5,000 for their charity. He or she will also have the power to choose their team's LVP to compete in the Arena. The losing team will then vote for their LVP to go into the Arena. The two players will battle it out in elimination. The winner returns to the game, while the loser is eliminated.

Game Summary

Elimination chart

Episode Gender Winners LVP Arena game Arena outcome
# Challenge Team MVP Champs Stars Winner Loser
1 Tow Truck Male Champs Zach Cory Matt Target Practice Matt Cory
2/3 Parkour the Course Female Champs Emily Jenna Ariane N/A
3/4 Slam Ball Male Champs Zach* Wes Romeo Ground Control Wes Romeo
4 Push Ball Female Champs Aneesa Tori Shawn Lasso Me Tori Shawn
5 Jumbo Foosball Male Champs Wes Bananas Riff Raff Tic Tac Hole Bananas Riff Raff
6 Flag Pole Female Champs CT Aneesa Michelle Cage Match Michelle Aneesa
7/8 Sink or Swim
N/A
Champs Bananas
N/A
Tori
Emily Wes
CT Zach
Stars Josh Ariane
Michelle Kim
Justina Matt
8 Championship Series Champs Runners-Up: Stars

Notes:

  • After being selected as MVP for the second time following the "Slam Ball" challenge, Zach decided to instead donate the $5,000 to Ashley's charity after she had to withdraw from the game.

Arena progress

Contestants Episodes
12/33/44567/8Finale
Bananas SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE ARENA SAFE WIN WINNER
CT SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE WINNER
Emily SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN WINNER
Josh SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN LOSER
Justina SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE LOSER
Michelle SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE ARENA WIN LOSER
Ariane SAFE ARENA SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Kim SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Matt ARENA SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Tori ARENA SAFE SAFE OUT
Wes SAFE SAFE ARENA SAFE WIN SAFE OUT
Zach WIN SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Aneesa SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE OUT
Riff Raff SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Shawn SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
Romeo SAFE SAFE OUT
Ashley SAFE SAFE QUIT
Terrell SAFE SAFE QUIT
Jenna SAFE OUT
Cory OUT
Camila DQ
Competition
     The contestant won the final challenge.
     The contestant did not win the final challenge.
     The contestant was named MVP and was safe from the Arena, as well as earning $5,000 for their charity.
     The contestant was not selected for the Arena.
     The contestant was selected for the Arena but did not have to compete.
     The contestant won in the Arena.
     The contestant was eliminated at the challenge.
     The contestant lost in the Arena.
     The contestant was removed from the competition due to illness or injury.
     The contestant withdrew from the competition.
     The contestant was disqualified from the competition.

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