‘The Challenge’: T.J. Lavin Comes to the Defense of Josh Martinez After Taking a Shot at Him on ‘Total Madness’

by Jeremy Spirogis
T.J. Lavin, Josh Martinez,

T.J. Lavin, the host of The Challenge, is without doubt one of the hardest hosts in actuality TV historical past. His disdain for quitters, however respect for excellent opponents are qualities that followers of the present have fallen in love with. On Episode 14 of The Challenge: Total Madness, although, Lavin took a slight shot at competitor Josh Martinez, who had not too long ago been eradicated by his fellow competitor Kyle Christie. However, lower than per week after the The Challenge episode aired, Lavin got here to the protection of Martinez, clearing up any concept that he doubtlessly disliked him.

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(L-R) T.J. Lavin and Josh Martinez | Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic; Sonja Flemming/CBS by way of Getty Images

Josh Martinez obtained eradicated on ‘The Challenge: Total Madness’

Martinez first grew to become identified for his efficiency on Season 19 of Big Brother. He finally received the present, and the $500,000 grand prize, by defeating second-time participant Paul Abrahamian within the remaining two. 

He then started competing on The Challenge throughout War of the Worlds, which aired in 2019. Martinez made it about midway throughout his first season of The Challenge, getting eradicated in Episode 7, based on Fandom. He then got here again on for War of the Worlds 2 and did significantly better, making it to Episode 13.

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Total Madness was Martinez’s third season on The Challenge. He finally made it to Episode 14 earlier than getting eradicated by Christie. 

T.J. Lavin took a shot at Martinez after he was eradicated

Throughout his actuality TV present profession, Martinez has been identified for crying or getting emotional. He has even admitted this as he as soon as tweeted, “Haters: Josh always cries. You damn right I will cry and I will still check and humble you homie.”

After Christie eradicated Martinez on Total Madness, Lavin then drew consideration to the truth that Martinez possibly cries considerably often.

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While addressing Christie, Lavin mentioned, “You took out a guy that cries a lot, but he’s real good.”

The remark was met with laughter from a number of the different opponents, but in addition some feedback from followers on social media. 

T.J. Lavin got here to Josh Martinez’s protection

Many followers posted about Lavin’s touch upon social media. 

On Twitter consumer said, “Tj saying you took out a guy who cries a lot. Made my night.” Another fan tweeted, “Shout out to TJ for highlighting what you do most… cry a lot. Shouldn’t have done Aneesa dirty.”

Additionally, one other fan tweeted, “Lmao cannot believe [TJ] roasted [Josh] so hard at the end. Hahahahaha ‘And Kyle you beat someone who cries a lot.’ Give my man a damn Emmy.” One Reddit consumer even questioned if Lavin dislikes Martinez, saying, “I low key think TJ dislikes Josh and I’m high key living for it.”

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However, Lavin got here to his protection days later. He tweeted, “[Josh] is a nice guy and anyone that thinks I don’t like him is wrong. Just letting ya know.” Martinez then responded by tweeting, “You are the man TJ!! I’m not worried about it. All love brotha.”

This will not be the primary time, nonetheless, {that a} fellow star on The Challenge has come to Martinez’s protection by way of social media. In May 2020, Wes Bergmann tweeted, “To everybody making enjoyable of Josh, please again the f**okay off. He has a sound purpose to assume I’m [going] after him. Yes, I’m having enjoyable with him on this present. And sure, it’s the low key funniest ‘long joke’ in all the historical past of The Challenge. But it’s not an excuse to bully him.”

Martinez is not on the present season of The Challenge, however possibly he’ll show his haters fallacious in future seasons. 

The Challenge: Total Madness airs on MTV on Wednesday nights.

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