5 Most Impressive Elimination Losses in MTV Challenge History

Allan Aguirre
10 min readJan 8, 2021

This past Wednesday, we saw Nelson use all of him to try and take on the physical Goliath that is Fessy in Hall Brawl. Despite coming up short, the amount of response from social media after the episode displays that sometimes you can lose and win at the same time. Nelson’s approval rating is at an all-time high after losing, which is crazy since he’s already been one of the greatest elimination competitors in Challenge history. His performance spurred me into creating a list highlighting the most impressive elimination losses in Challenge history. Losses where a player gained fan respect or their performance simply became underrated in retrospect when looking at the plain facts.

Before I go in detail on the Top 5, here are some Honorable Mentions:

  • Big T losing to Georgia in Fire Starter on War of the Worlds 2
  • Nelson losing to Rogan in Hall Brawl on Total Madness
  • Aneesa losing to Laurel in Oppenheimer on Free Agents
  • Bananas losing to Natalie in Milk and Cookies on Final Reckoning
  • Nany (not Alton) losing to Marie/Robb in Balls Out on Battle of the Seasons
  • Kyle losing to Theo in Hall Brawl on War of the Worlds 1
  • Amanda losing the threeway elimination on Invasion
  • CT (not Adam) losing to Johnny and Tyler in Dug Out on Rivals 1

Jumping into the top 5, also right above is my podcast recap of Episode 4 of Double Agents!

5 CJ (and Jasmine) losing to Zach (and Sam) in Hall Brawl on Battle of the Seasons 2012



Allan Aguirre

27 years old. I blog about MTV's the Challenge and will dabble into other subjects occasionally. Follow me on Twitter for the occasional bad joke.