During the season premiere of Tough Enough on Monday night, contestant Ariane was asked her favorite match of all time moments before Steve Austin decided to cut her from the competition. She responded by saying Melina and Alicia Fox. Austin, completely taken aback by her answer, hesitated before saying "WHO?" in response. She ended up being the first contestant eliminated from Tough Enough. Austin has since posted the following on his Twitter: "Let me bottom line something right now–i meant no disrespect to Melina or Alicia on TE. both women are class acts and hard workers. cheers.”
Another Tough Enough contestant and current Miss USA, Rima Fakih, padded her right butt cheek during a drill where the contestants had to run the ropes for three minutes straight. She got caught by the judges who accused her of cheating. She posted on her Twitter page that Donald Trump (who is the one behind the Miss USA pageant) told her to take care of her rear end "so I did".
WWE Tough Enough’s official website has posted extra video clips from the show. One of the clips shows contestant Matt (M-Dogg on the independent circuit) running into his old friend CM Punk. Be sure to check out the reactions of the other T.E. contestants when they see that Punk and Matt are old buddies.