WWE Tough Enough will premiere on April 4 at 11 p.m. ET, the night after Wrestlemania XXVII and immediately followingÂ WWE Monday Night Raw. The following week, it will move to its regular time slot of 8 p.m. ET on Monday nights.
The 12 men and women will live and train together in a house in Los Angeles and compete each week in a series of unique challenges designed to test for such characteristics as showmanship, creativity, athleticism and desire. Each episode will also feature a current WWE superstar, who will introduce the contenders to a quality that they must possess to make it to the top of the sports entertainment world. The winner will be awarded a WWE contract.
“We’re thrilled to tag team with the WWE in bringing Tough Enough back to television,” said Chris McCumber, executive vice president, marketing, digital and brand strategy, USA Network and Jeff Wachtel, president original programming USA Network & co-head, original content, Universal Cable Productions. “By focusing on both the physical and the performance challenges of becoming a Superstar, the show will shine a new light on what it takes to truly make your mark in the WWE universe.”
WWE Tough Enough previously aired for three seasons on MTV. The only winner still wrestling for the WWE is John Morrison.