Since CBS’ The Problem: USA arrived as a derivative of MTV’s competitors present, debates have began in regards to the present’s problem in comparison with different actuality TV competitors exhibits.
A sizzling take arrived final week courtesy of former Survivor winner Tyson Apostol, saying his daughter requested whether or not Survivor or The Problem was tougher, and he instructed her it was the CBS present.
Whereas he wasn’t essentially responding to Tyson’s feedback, Wes Bergmann has some ideas about that, offering his sizzling take whereas speaking together with his buddy and castmate, Devin Walker.
Wes, a two-time Problem winner and up to date All Stars 3 champion, appeared as a visitor on the debut of Devin’s new podcast with Vegas Insider referred to as Guess on Devin.
In the course of the podcast’s premiere episode, Wes talked about a number of subjects associated to their actuality TV present, together with him naming his 4 all-time worst Problem opponents within the present’s historical past. Humorous sufficient, he put Devin on his “Mount Crapmore.”
He additionally introduced up the comparisons between Survivor and The Problem, even mentioning there have been former Survivor stars on MTV’s present, and none have made the ultimate but.
Whereas on Devin’s podcast just lately, Wes spoke about his viral tweet about The Problem: USA stars complaining about the living conditions on the present. He elaborated about what he meant with that, saying it took place after seeing some feedback from a man named Leo on Reddit or elsewhere.
Wes went on to say his tweet wasn’t directed at anybody from Survivor, as he wasn’t evaluating them being starved on a seaside or residing outdoors to what the residing circumstances are like on The Problem. Nonetheless, he gave his sizzling take that MTV’s present is the harder of the 2.
“The general problem of The Problem is unquestionably harder than Survivor,” Wes said in his feedback, including, “I get that their residing situation is tougher and getting starved could be very difficult.”
“While you add in how a lot tougher our video games are- and it’s not just like the residing circumstances inside [The Challenge] home are good. We’re in jail,” he stated relating to the present.
Wes additionally joked that some forged members on The Problem had been in jail earlier than, and even they stated the present “is way tougher than jail.”
He talked about that there have been Survivor individuals on MTV’s present, and “they haven’t lasted very lengthy” and “haven’t even skilled the ultimate but.”
Wes stated of the Survivor stars which have accomplished MTV’s The Problem, many say, “Okay, I kinda get it. That is tougher.”
He introduced up one other good level relating to the “residing circumstances” on MTV’s present: the forged members are skilled at making issues “depressing” for others within the sport mentally.
Devin added that he didn’t essentially contemplate it “bullying” as a lot as a “psychological warfare” tactic some forged members use within the sport.
MTV’s The Problem started that includes Survivor stars a number of seasons in the past, together with Jay Starrett on Whole Insanity, Natalie Anderson on Double Brokers, after which Michaela Bradshaw, Tommy Sheehan, and Michelle Fitzgerald on the Spies, Lies & Allies season.
Of these opponents, none have reached the ultimate, with early exits because of eliminations or, within the case of Natalie, an unforeseen medical situation as she found she was pregnant whereas competing within the present’s early episodes.
It’s been fully completely different with The Problem: USA, because the spinoff featured stars from Wonderful Race, Massive Brother, Love Island, and Survivor, with the island survival present’s stars operating the sport because of their robust alliance.
Wes desires The Problem to characteristic one of the best opponents
In additional elaborating on his viral tweet relating to residing circumstances, Wes stated he wouldn’t thoughts The Problem manufacturing enhancing the general residing circumstances. Nonetheless, he desires to make sure he’s surrounded by different forged members who love the sport and aren’t there for cash and fame.
“I might quite be there with all individuals which can be there to play the good sport on the planet arduous quite than individuals which can be there for the fallacious causes,” he instructed Devin.
“If making the residing circumstances tougher is what filters out the fallacious individuals, then I’m all for it,” Wes stated, explaining if the present had extravagant residing circumstances, there could be too many individuals there simply making an attempt to get well-known by being on TV.
He went on to say that The Problem could make individuals rich and be a “springboard” to different alternatives past the present, however stated it must be “one software of many in your belt.”
As many viewers noticed with Paramount Plus’ The Problem: All Stars 3, Wes was amongst among the finest all-time within the present’s historical past. The spinoff’s third season featured solely former finalists and included multi-time champions Mark Lengthy, Darrell Taylor, Derrick Kosinski, Jordan Wiseley, and Veronica Portillo.
Wes grew to become one of many spinoff season’s two winners, alongside Jonna Mannion, with them splitting $500,000 on the finish of the ultimate.
Take a look at the complete episode of Guess on Devin beneath, as Wes speaks about different subjects associated to The Problem, his enterprise, and sports activities.
The Problem Season 38 is TBA for MTV. The Problem: USA finale airs Wednesday, September 14, at 9/8c on CBS.