Archive for May 2018

Ep. 46: The Miz

May 30, 2018 @ 2:24 am

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Mike "The Miz" Mizanin.

When Mike (@MikeTheMiz) Mizanin appeared on #TheRealWorld Back to New York, he unveiled his alter-ego, The Miz, and proclaimed that one day he would be a wrestling superstar. 

Fast forward to today and The Miz is one of the true top stars of the WWE, having headlined Wrestlemania 27, held every title in the book and recently being awarded Rolling Stone's "Wrestler of the Year" in 2017. 

Recently Mike returned to his roots and began hosting after-shows for #TheChallenge and has become the host and poster-boy for the spinoff, #ChampsVsStars

Mike joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) while driivng himself to Smackdown Live for an AWESOME edition of #ChallengeMania to discuss his multi-faceted career and how be bounces from project to project. Mike talks about recently becoming a father, his new Docu-Series Miz & Mrs, whether he still gets The Challenge itch to compete, what made him return to the MTV fold, who from The Challenge he could see succeeding in the ring, which Challenge catchphrase he is looking to steal , his former tag partner competing on Survivor, golf carts, spider bites, jet planes and much MORE!

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Ep. 45: Rogan O’Connor

May 23, 2018 @ 1:10 am

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Rogan O'Connor.

Rogan O'Connor may have been the first person to leave #TheChallengeVendettas. He may have come up short on the race the cast took part in the first day. He may have never set foot in the #Challenge house itself, but trust us...none of that matters.

Rogan joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to reminisce about the time he spent with Derrick in Spain, how the two know each other, share some fun stories, his ten year relationship with Joss, his history with Kyle, his feelings on Cara Maria, his connection to a certain Bad Girls Club / Ex on the Beach star and much more!

Rogan may spend more time on this episode of #ChallengeMania than he did on his entire season of #TheChallenge but that is a good thing because he is one hell of a guest!

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Ep. 44: Aneesa Ferreira Returns!

May 20, 2018 @ 9:31 pm

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Aneesa Ferreira.

The last time Aneesa (@AneesaMTV) was on #ChallengeMania, it was along with Michelle Waterson, to discuss their cagefight elimination on the last season of #ChampsVsStars

This time around, Aneesa is appearing solo, and it gives Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) a chance to go back in time and dive into Aneesa's long and storied #Challenge career. She shares thoughts on her favorite eliminations, her Real World casting story, current relationship with Veronica and much more!

Unfortunately Aneesa is no longer competing on this season of Champs Vs Stars due to an injury she sustained after going head to head with CT during a daily challenge. The guys get the scoop about that, how she feels about the injury, the challenge it took place during and whether it affects her plans to compete in the future at all. 

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Ep. 43: Louise Hazel

May 16, 2018 @ 11:22 pm

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by Louise Hazel.

Former Olympian Louise Hazel (@LouiseHazel) is on her SECOND season of #TheChallenge #ChampsVsStars, having also competed on the debut season of the spinoff, #ChampsVsPros

She has been one of, if not the most generally accepted celebrity/athlete to cross over into the realm of the Challenge and fans are already salivating at the thought of her considering a full season of the show.

Louise joins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) to address whether that is something she might entertain down the line, losing a foot race to Wes on national television, her fellow stars cast, running this current season an why she has succeeded thus far, how The Challenge compares to the Olympics, her new podcast and much more!

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Ep. 42: Mystery Guest

May 15, 2018 @ 1:07 am

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are joined by a Challenge Hall of Famer who is on Scott's Mount Rushmore.

It's time to reveal our third and final Special Guest for the first ever #ChallengeMania stage show, Challenge Mania Live, taking place at Carolines on Broadway in New York City on Saturday, June 2nd at 2pm. Tickets are available at www.ChallengeMania.Live

That guest, who is revealed in this episode, is also our guest! They join is to discuss Champs Vs Stars, Vendettas, their involvement in both, thoughts on Tony Time, injuries and more!

One hint is that this Challenge competitor is one who is feared and respected by everyone!

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Ep. 41: Cohutta Grindstaff Returns!

May 8, 2018 @ 2:35 am

Derrick Kosinski (@DerrickMTV) & Scott Yager are once again joined by Cohutta Grindstaff.

There was such a positive response to Cohutta's first appearance and Challenge Maniacs were clamoring for a Part II so since Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) is in Spain, we brought Cohutta (@CohuttaLee) back for a second chat about running with bulls, good guys on #TheChallenge, his thoughts on #Bananas, #TonyTime and a really emotional story about his last days with his grandfather.

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Ep: 40: Abram Boise Returns!

May 1, 2018 @ 5:29 am

Derrick Kosinski & Scott Yager are once again joined by Abram Boise.

Abram (@AbramBoise) was JUST on #ChallengeMania, but his podcast got such a great response and so many of you wanted a part II, that we decided to give it to you right away.

Abe rejoins Derrick (@DerrickMTV) and Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) for another lengthy discussion about #TheChallenge and much more! 

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