The Updated List Of WWE Tough Enough Finalist Eliminations Revealed – The Big O & Others Gone


As we all know, WWE Tough Enough returns on June 23rd on the USA Network. Next week, on June 16th the WWE will run a special on the WWE Network showing the 40 competitors picked to come to the Performance Center to try and make it onto the show. According to sources, the following performers have already been eliminated…

* Alexander Galizia, Springfield, Mass.
* Don Arner, Pittsburgh
* Gabi Castrovinci, Southington, Conn.
* Jeremiah Kingdom, Los Angeles
* LaRayia Gaston, Los Angeles
* Michael Hayes, Louisville, Ky.
* Nehemiah Kingdom, Los Angeles
* Samantha Sage, Los Angeles
* Tommaso Giannuzzi, Wuppertal, Germany
* Zack Boss, Calgary, Alberta
* Adam Ohriner, Long Island, N.Y (The Big O)
* Ava Knight-Salicka, Las Vegas
* Carly Marshall, Los Angeles
* Jason Vasquez, Oak Lawn, Ill.
* Kevin Penczek, Belle, W.V.
* Krishany San Jorge, Puerto Rico
* Lorenzo Davis II, Los Angeles
* Nicholas Cuffari, Lakewood, Ohio
* Philip Guilford, Atlantic City, N.J.
* Vinny Tortorella, Staten Island, N.Y.

UPDATE x 6: WWE posted the following videos from today’s WWE Tough Enough mini-camp featuring Booker T and more:

UPDATE x 5: WWE shut down filming of Tough Enough at the Performance Center in Orlando after it was announced that Dusty Rhodes passed away. Rhodes was heavily involved with WWE and NXT.

Many of the NXT talents considered Rhodes a mentor and friend.

UPDATE x 4: Ava Knight-Salicka has sent out a statement about her elimination on Instagram.

She wrote: “Good luck to all the ladies on the show!! I was really impressed with the women and their drive and thought is surpassed the men by far. As a female athlete I love to see the women on top. My experience was great!! But I’m a boxer, a pure athlete. I’m not an actress, I’m not animated. I’m real and cutthroat about what I do and get things done without making a scene. Thanks @WWE and @WWEToughEnough for the experience.”

UPDATE x 3: Four additional names have been confirmed as eliminated from the Tough Enough minicamp. The 40 finalists has now narrowed down to 30.

Nicholas Cuffari, Lakewood, Ohio

Philip Guilford, Atlantic City, N.J.

Vinny Tortorella, Staten Island, N.Y.

Carly Marshall, Los Angeles

UPDATE x 2: Here are videos from day one of the mini-camp for the Tough Enough participants. They include Matt Bloom running through drills and Triple H giving a statement.

UPDATE: WWE has released a video playlist showcasing the 40 finalists for the upcoming season of Tough enough at the WWE Performance Center for the three-day minicamp. The videos show some behind-the-scenes clips of the coaches addressing the finalists. The WWE Network will also air a special showcasing the minicamp on Tuesday, June 16 ahead of the premiere of the new season. Tough Enough will premiere on the USA Network on June 23.

ORIGINAL: The following finalists have reportedly already been eliminated during the minicamp:

* Carly Marshall from Los Angeles-due to knee injury

* Kevin Penczek from Bell, West Virginia

* Jason Vazquez, Oak Lawn, Ill.

* Ava Knight-Salicka, Las Vegas

* Lorenzo Davis II, Los Angeles

* Adam “The Big O” Ohriner, Long Island, N.Y.

The minicamp will continue both today (June 11) and tomorrow (June 12). The field will be narrowed down to 13 finalists who will be featured on the new season of the reality series on USA.

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