‘The Challenge 35’: Johnny Bananas Says His New Alliance with Wes Bergmann was a No-Brainer

by Jeremy Spirogis
 Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio

MTV’s The Challenge is again, which suggests we’re in for an additional season of mendacity, alliances, backstabbing, and simply fixed drama. Anyone who has been a fan of The Challenge for some time is aware of in regards to the critical rivalry between Johnny ‘Bananas’ Devenanzio and Wes Bergmann. The feud is so outdated and the backstabbing so outstanding that their relationship, or lack thereof, has turn into a Challenge staple. But now, season 35 is about to vary all of that, as a result of the 2 have determined to work collectively.

 Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio
Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio | Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for MTV

What made Johnny and Wes determine to work collectively?

Devenanzio and Bergmann have been enemies for years. So, what might make them be part of forces?

“Strategically, this was a no-brainer,” Devenanzio informed People. “But generally concepts are so much simpler in idea than they’re in actuality. I imply, you’ve obtained to marvel what number of occasions they considered making an airplane earlier than it really flew. I feel Wes and I each knew that us placing our beef apart and dealing collectively was most likely the neatest factor for our video games. However, we each have been, I feel, burdened with unusually massive egos. And placing our egos apart and trusting the opposite one was very troublesome. On The Challenge, belief is d*mn close to unattainable.”

After each dropping War of the Worlds 2 in spectacular trend, the 2 realized that in the event that they didn’t crew up, they could as nicely hand the sport over to the youthful rivals.

“He and I both came to the realization that this rivalry was benefiting everyone but us,” Devenanzio mentioned. “Why are we going to continue to make the lives easier, season after season, of all the other cast members, all these rookies, all these people who don’t know how and don’t have the ability to play the game as well as us?”

How did Johnny and Wes recover from their previous points?

Both Devenanzio and Bergmann have backstabbed one another up to now. In reality, they loved hurting each other. But the one factor that they like greater than pulling the rug out from below each other is successful.

“We’ve invested a lot in the show,” Devenanzio informed the outlet. “And of all of the issues that we’ve executed, and all of the issues that we tried, the obvious factor was sitting proper in entrance of us the complete time, and that was working collectively. So coming into this season, we have been like, ‘Listen, War of the Worlds 1, you bought me. Last season, I did all the pieces I might to beat you, and I used to be profitable. Why not try to simply work collectively this time, and cease giving all these different idiots a free trip and see how that works?’ ”

Will they have the ability to stick collectively?

With such a darkish historical past with each other, it will solely be pure for Bergmann and Devenanzio to have reservations about trusting one another.

“I’d be lying if I said I was 100 percent confident that this was going to work,” he mentioned. “In fact, I was about five percent confident it would, but we were able to pull some amazing things off. You’ll see this whole transformation, and this whole rivalry become an unholy alliance, and it’s more devastating and more effective than anyone ever thought it could be.”

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