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UPDATE: CBS has now issued an official press release,
listing Robbie E and Brooke Adams as members of the cast for this season. You
can check out the full press release below:

THE MILESTONE 25TH SEASON OF “THE AMAZING RACE” KICKS OFF FROM TIMES
SQUARE IN NEW YORK CITY THIS JUST IN…

…from CBS Entertainment

THE
MILESTONE 25TH SEASON OF “THE AMAZING RACE” KICKS OFF FROM TIMES SQUARE IN NEW
YORK CITY


THE AMAZING RACE began its milestone 25th trip around
the world earlier this morning, Saturday, May 31, when the Emmy Award-winning
series kicked off from Times Square in New York City. In Spring 2001, the teams
who participated in the first season of RACE began their trek in Central Park.
The 25th edition of the show will premiere this fall on a new day and time,
Fridays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Phil Keoghan
(@philkeoghan) serves as host.


Meet the 11 teams competing on the
upcoming season of THE AMAZING RACE:

Bethany Hamilton and Adam Dirks:
Married Surfers from Princeville, Hawaii
Kym Perfetto and Alli Forsythe:
Urban Bike Racers from Brooklyn, N.Y.
Amy DeJong and Maya Warren: Food
Scientists from Madison, Wisc.
Lisa Thomson and Michelle Thomson: Realtor
Sisters from Miami, Fla.
Michael Ward and Scott Strazzullo: Firefighters from
Boston, Mass.
Brooke Adams and Robbie E. Strauss: Dating Pro Wrestlers from
Houston, Texas and Woodbridge, N.J., respectively.
Tim Tsao and Te Jay
McGrath: College Sweethearts from Pasadena, Calif.
Isabelle Du and Dennis
Hour: Model and Accountant, respectively, from Tustin, Calif.
Keith Tollefson
and Whitney Duncan: Engaged Couple from Nashville, Tenn.
Misti and Jim Raman:
Married Dentists from Columbia, S.C.
Shelley and Nici Porter: Mother/Daughter
from Detroit, Mich.
Amazing facts about THE AMAZING RACE! Over the past 24
seasons:

234 Teams have competed on the Race
770,000 Miles traveled by
Racers
84 Countries visited
286 Total number of Road Blocks
12 Number
of times in China, the most-visited country on the Race
THE AMAZING RACE
sends 11 teams on a trek around the world. Each Team is comprised of two people
who have a pre-existing relationship with one another. At every destination,
each Team competes in a series of challenges — some mental and some physical —
and when the tasks have been completed, they learn their next destination. Teams
who are farthest behind will gradually be eliminated as the contest progresses,
with the first team to arrive at the final destination winning at least $1
million.


Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman, Elise
Doganieri and Mark Vertullo are the executive producers for Jerry Bruckheimer
Television and Earthview Inc. in association with ABC Studios and Amazing Race
Productions. THE AMAZING RACE was created by Bertram van Munster and Elise
Doganieri.


CHEAT TWEET: #AmazingRace kicks off 5/31 from Times Square 4
its 25th trip around the world. Watch it unfold Fridays this Fall! #CBS http://bit.ly/1u06KMj

ORIGINAL: Photos were released on the Twitter account of
sports agent Ron Waxman showing TNA wrestlers Robbie E and Brooke Adams in the
group for the upcoming 25th edition of The Amazing Race on CBS. You can check
out the images below.

Robbie and Brooke are pictures in the middle of the group at the starting
line. PWInsider reports that filming for the show will run through July. The
show will air on Friday night later this fall.

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