The following press release has been issued:
USA PREMIERES ITS NEWEST REALITY COMPETITION SERIES “WWE TOUGH ENOUGH” ON MONDAY, APRIL 4 AT 11/10C
Hosted by WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin,
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and PSYCH Star James Roday to Guest Star
USA Network unveils its new Monday night programming block with the premiere of WWE TOUGH ENOUGH, a non-scripted series in collaboration with World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. and Shed Media US. Hosted by WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, WWE TOUGH ENOUGH premieres April 4, 2011, featuring a group of twelve individuals looking for an once-in-a-lifetime shot to become the next WWE Superstars or Diva. The grand-prize winner will be awarded a contract with WWE, joining its roster of talent.
WWE TOUGH ENOUGH will premiere at 11/10c, the day after Wrestlemania XXVII and immediately following USA’s ratings juggernaut WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW, and then will move into its regularly scheduled timeslot, Mondays at 8/7c, starting on Monday, April 11. The series premieres with a one-hour episode followed by nine (9) one-hour episodes.
Renowned WWE Women’s Champion Trish Stratus, former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Booker T and Bill Demott – from the original WWE TOUGH ENOUGH series – serve as trainers to a diverse group of men and women will live, train and compete together in a house in Simi Valley, California. To see who has what it takes to be the next WWE Superstar or Diva, the contestants will battle it out each week in a series of unique challenges designed to test for such characteristics including showmanship, creativity, athleticism and desire. Each episode will feature a current WWE Superstar, who will introduce the contenders to a quality that they must possess to make it to the top of the sports entertainment world. Along the way, viewers will witness the trials and tribulations of what it takes to be one of the best in the world’s greatest sports entertainment organization.
Each episode will conclude with the elimination of one of the hopefuls who is left outside of the ring, while those that remain will move one step closer to their dream.
In the final episode, the remaining contestants will battle it out for the grand prize.
Hollywood star and former WWE Champion Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and star of USA’s PSYCH, James Roday, will guest on the series.