IS MISS USAâ„¢ â€œTOUGH ENOUGHÂ®?â€
NEW YORK, NEW YORK â€“ February 17, 2010 USA Network and WWEÂ® announced today that Miss USAâ„¢, Rima Fakih will be one of the aspiring contestants on USA Networkâ€™s upcoming non-scripted series WWE TOUGH ENOUGHÂ®. Fakih will be squaring off against a tough group of challengers vying for an once-in-a-lifetime shot to become a WWE Superstar or Diva. The series will premiere Monday, April 4 at 11/10c, the day after WrestleManiaÂ® XXVII and immediately following USAâ€™s ratings juggernaut WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAWÂ®. It moves to its regularly scheduled slot in primetime, Mondays at 8/7c, starting on April 11.
â€œI am thrilled to have the opportunity to battle for a title in an entirely different competition,â€ said Fakih. â€œMiss USA is an incredible honor thatâ€™s provided invaluable experience which will undoubtedly help me as I push my performance and athletic skills to the limit. I look forward to learning if I have the mettle to make it in WWE.â€
The casting announcement follows the recent appointment of WWE Hall of Famer â€œStone Coldâ€ Steve AustinÂ® as series host and WWE Legend Booker Tâ„¢ as a trainer. WWE TOUGH ENOUGH contestants will be a diverse group of men and women who will live, train, eat and sleep under one roof in a house in Southern California.
Each week the contestants will battle it out in a series of unique challenges designed to test for such characteristics as showmanship, creativity, athleticism and desire, just to name a few. Viewers will witness the trials and tribulations of what it takes to be one of the best in the worldâ€™s greatest sports entertainment organization. The grand prizewinner will be awarded a contract with WWE.
Shed Media US, noted for its strong characters and memorable casting in the non-scripted arena, will produce WWE TOUGH ENOUGH. The companyâ€™s previous reality credits include â€œThe Real Housewives of New York City,â€ â€œWho Do You Think You Are,â€ â€œWorldâ€™s Strictest Parents.â€ Producing for Shed Media US are Nick Emmerson, Alex Demyanenko and Eric Van Wagenen.
USA Network is the #1 network in all of basic cable and is seen in over 102 million U.S. homes. A division of NBC Universal, USA is the cable television leader in original series and home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, acquired television series and entertainment events. The award-winning USA website is located at www.usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome.
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