The sixth season re-vamp of WWE’s reality television show, Tough Enough, is in the can. Two winners, one male and one female, have been chosen and each awarded development contracts in the company.
The latest version of the show broke away from its past incarnations, incorporating new elements which borrowed from popular reality “talent show” formats like American Idol and The X Factor. For the first time, which contestants would stay and which would go were selected by votes tabulated from live voting conducted via mobile app.
With the season behind us, what observations can be made on these innovations? What problems were encountered, and how might they be avoided in the future? What worked and what failed?
What exactly have we learned, and what should the show’s producers learn from this adventure?