Around the summer last year, word got around that WWE had decided to cut Tough Enough, a reality based show on making it in the industry, from its programming line up on the WWE Network due to budget cuts. It was one of many shows that never came to fruition on the struggling over-the-top service launched early in 2014.
However, there is good news.
Instead of WWE footing the bill and making the next season a Network exclusive, the USA Network has picked it up for relaunch sometime later this year.
From the report at WWE.com:
"I am pleased to announce that USA is bringing back 'Tough Enough,' the action-packed competition reality show from the ratings juggernaut, WWE," McCumber said in a speech today during the Television Critics Association winter press tour. "The show will have a completely new format, with live elements that will truly make this event television."
McCumber continued, "After signing another multi-year deal for Raw and SmackDown, this is the perfect time to bring back the series and capitalize on the enormous audience appeal of sports-entertainment."
That's it as far as details go, leaving many unanswered questions. When exactly will the show be filmed? When will it air? Is the Performance Center going to serve as home base? Will Stone Cold Steve Austin return as host?
Stay tuned for answers as they become available.