ahr my mateeees (in deepest gritty parott on shoulder voice)..........
Just wanted to start a thread to discuss TUF season 3.
caught episode 1 and it was good. naturally they have refreshed a few things.
Ken v Tito - legit heat is a good angle and will help the show and the post season PPV where they fight.
Talent - I think they have some nice fighters in there again. Although I woulda loved to see either HIGGINS or Noke in As Middleweights. I believe the IRWIN hook up could work on a larger scale in the US. perhaps S4 and Aussie syndication could see that happen. Pommy tie in is nice. I'd imagine UK syndication???
No challenge - This is a big gamble IMO as it ewas good TV and often let team mates build heat with each other for slacking.
Coin Toss - I hate it, I know it's only early but the first match was a perfect eg. The match blew dog!! Essentially for those unaware. Coin tossed Ken wins and matchmade his stud v there Banana. Seeing Ken won he now holds the 'hammer' and picks the next match. I don't like this. Imagine a spartan v XFC show where I picked the matches putting the likes of hector & Schaffa (hypothetically) against VERY novice fighters = beatdowns which I 'think' most viewers would find exciting but nowhere near the viewing pleasure of a stellar matchup.
GRANTED they are doing it in the format where everyone fights, so it may backstab in the semi's etc... Will see how it pans out. Also may lead to Ken going 4-0 and tito steaming, which could be good TV.
I think its gonna be very interesting and good viewing, the good old censor 'Bleeping' is a pain as there are a few cursing machines in the show, Dana leading the way.
Would love to hear the thoughts of others.