WWE have announced the new host and panel for upcoming series of Tough Enough.
It was announced previously that the reality show would return and now the company have confirmed the wrestlers who will decide which rookie will win the top prize of a one-year, $250,000 WWE contract.
Chris Jericho will host the show, with WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan, current Intercontinental champion Daniel Bryan and former Divas champion Paige comprising a panel of experts.
Throughout the series, the contestants will be trained by WWE Legends Booker T, Billy Gunn and Lita, while also coming face-to-face with WWE icons including WWE Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Vince McMahon, Paul “Triple H” Levesque; Stephanie McMahon and John Cena, among others.
Jessica Sebastian, Vice President of Unscripted Series at USA Network, has commented on the series;
“These athletes, each with varying skill sets, will be put through a grueling boot camp that will test their physical, mental and emotional limits in a way that the series hasn’t done before. Each week, their training and experience culminates in a spectacular live event where they will be put in front of their WWE heroes and an audience of fans. In this reimagined version of WWE Tough Enough, only the best will survive.”
WWE Executive Producer Kevin Dunn all commented;
“This season of WWE Tough Enough will be the most innovative, unique and engaging series on television. A live global telecast, real-time voting with immediate results, and unprecedented use of digital and social media during and between telecasts will all lead to a groundbreaking viewing experience.”
Tough Enough will debut on the WWE Network on 23 June.