12 Challengers Who Should’ve Been Casted on Battle for a New Champion

Dylan Deckard
TV Talk
Published in
7 min readOct 31, 2023


The Challenge: Battle for a New Champion is currently airing every Wednesday on MTV. I have been waiting for a season like this for ages and we finally got it. They got some casting decisions right but there are other ones that I think should have been changed. We need more people from the Exes II to Final Reckoning time period. Here is a list of 5 women and 5 male that should be on this season.

Not on the list…

Kam Williams: Pregnant

Nelson Thomas: Injury

Theresa Jones


Original Show - The Challenge: Fresh Meat II

Last Seen On: Double Agents

Best Finish: 2nd

  • Exes II

Theresa is a true OG who debuted on Fresh Meat II. She is a great competitor who we last saw make her return on Double Agents. She would have instantly brought some former MTV fans back to the show. I know she is a mom of 3 now but she took time away to film Double Agents so why not another season.

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