‘The Challenge’: Wes Bergmann Said There’s No Way the Show Could Ever Be Rigged for Johnny ‘Bananas’ Devenanzio

by Jeremy Spirogis

The Challenge: Total Madness is over, and we all know Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio took the successful title for the boys and Jenny West took the win for the ladies. There have been loads of rumors circulating that counsel manufacturing rigged the present in order that Devenanzio would have a greater shot at successful, too. So far, Devenanzio and host T.J. Lavin have denied the claims.

Wes Bergmann was Devenanzio’s ally on Total Madness, and he additionally discussed the rumors. Here’s what he needed to say in regards to the present’s rumored rigging.

Rumors unfold that ‘The Challenge: Total Madness’ was rigged in Johnny ‘Bananas’ Devenanzio’s favor

Devenanzio is called probably the greatest to ever compete on The Challenge, as he’s received seven seasons and competed on 20. While he appeared to win Total Madness honest and sq., many thought the present was rigged in his favor.

Devenanzio and West have been allies from the start, and Devenanzio admitted he advised West to follow Hall Brawl, as he knew she was going to should compete in that particular elimination recreation. West did, certainly, go towards Dee Nguyen in Hall Brawl — and West got here out on high. Some followers thought manufacturing could have had one thing to do with Devenanzio figuring out West was going to compete in Hall Brawl.

Not solely that, however different rumors urged Devenanzio cut up the cash with West. Since West was the primary one to complete the Total Madness finale, some thought she really received $1 million and made the choice to separate it in half with Devenanzio. West denies this allegation, although.

Rumors of rigging have been shut down

Devenanzio caught wind of all of the rumors circulating that manufacturing helped him alongside. And he denied that any foul play befell that will assist him get one other win.

“Production totally rigged that win for me,” Devenanzio tweeted with a winking smiley face throughout one of many episodes of Total Madness. This was clearly a jab at those that believed the rumors.

Host T.J. Lavin additionally talked in regards to the rigging rumors. When Devenanzio went on Instagram Live to speak about his seventh win, Lavin briefly entered the dialog — and he promised followers that “no funny business” befell on the present.

Rogan O’Connor was on Total Madness proper up till the top as properly. And he additionally talked in regards to the rumors on the Challenge Mania podcast. According to O’Connor, “it sounds all very far fetched, but I love the fans, I love the passion.” Considering he watched Devenanzio compete all the season, he doesn’t consider something was rigged within the champion’s favor, both.

Wes Bergmann stated there’s no manner ‘The Challenge’ could possibly be rigged

Johnny 'Bananas' Devenanzio and Wes Bergmann attend the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards
Johnny ‘Bananas’ Devenanzio and Wes Bergmann attend the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards | Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for MTV

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Bergmann shocked everybody when he teamed up with Devenanzio on Total Madness. While he didn’t make it to the top, he did be aware that there’s no manner any of the rigging rumors on the present have any validity.

“No, it’s absolutely ridiculous,” Bergmann advised the Challenge Mania podcast with reference to rigging. And he then defined that manufacturing doesn’t like Devenanzio practically sufficient to assist him out.

“Bananas is an a**hole to a lot of production. So, trust me, yes, he’s got a couple of fans inside of production for sure. … But the rest of them dislike him,” Bergmann added. “Like, I hear Cara [Maria Sorbello] and Hunter [Barfield] say this all the time, like, ‘Oh, God, production loves Bananas,’ it’s like, what production are you talking to? Because they hate him when I talk to them. They dislike him.”

It appears like manufacturing may not be doing Devenanzio any favors now or sooner or later. We’ll have to attend and see if he makes a return to The Challenge and try yet one more win.

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