The Challenge legend Johnny Bananas reacted to remarks made by his Ride or Dies castmate, which mainly claimed that the seven-time champ wasn’t all that good on the recreation.
Bananas, who returned for Season 38 after a number of seasons away from The Challenge, was one of many major tales in Ride or Dies Episode 16 as castmates realized he had been skating by all season with out going through elimination.
In a spoiler alert, Bananas and his teammate, Nany Gonzalez, ended up going into elimination, the place they confronted the staff voted in by Faysal “Fessy” Shafaat and Moriah Jadea.
That introduced what might have appeared like an epic matchup on paper, however the elimination occasion they participated in made the veteran staff look far more able to dealing with the duty.
Bananas and Nany received the occasion, which featured climbing an extended rope ladder utilizing the identical three rungs repeatedly till they may every get to the highest of their tower on reverse sides. With their win, they ousted the previous school athlete for the primary time in elimination throughout his 4 seasons.
During the episode, Fessy commented concerning the elimination occasion, claiming it was the kind of “stupid s**t” that Bananas excels at.
In addition to showing in The Challenge, Bananas additionally hosts his weekly Death, Taxes & Bananas podcast on The Ringer. His newest episode lined Ride or Dies Episode 16 had him open by speaking concerning the previous days of The Challenge versus the upgraded and superior present-day Challenge.
He spoke about how the forged members didn’t have any on-site gymnasium to make use of, and so they’d arrive on the filming areas and needed to go along with no matter they introduced. Basically, they needed to put together forward and be in first rate form in the event that they wished an opportunity to win.
“But now we have like semi-pro-professional soccer players and guys who peaked in their college football days and who don’t have the ability to assign any positive attributes to certain abilities and instead just write them off as being good at stupid s**t,” Bananas said in his podcast episode’s opening.
“I’m just going to say being good at stupid s**t has won me seven championships, and other people zero, but I digress,” he added.
Bananas asks Horacio about their Challenge castmate
Bananas didn’t point out names in his rant, however his visitor for the newest podcast was rookie Horacio Gutierrez, who had dreamed about being a professional soccer participant.
Meanwhile, Bananas’ comment about school soccer referred to Fessy, a two-time All-American tight finish on the University of Tennessee Chatanooga.
At one other level through the podcast episode, Bananas introduced up Fessy’s feedback once more, asking Horacio his ideas about why Fessy acts that method.
“I think he’s a great competitor. He’s a great athlete, but part of him still doubts himself at times, and that’s why he’s not willing to give that credit to other people, I think,” Horacio stated.
After listening to the rookie’s ideas, Bananas commented once more about Fessy’s lack of respect for his accomplishments.
“Listen, it’s one thing to not give credit. I’m fine with that. If you don’t want to say, if you’re in a conversation, I want to say anything. But to then say like it- Here’s the thing. It’s like, ‘Oh yeah. Yeah, he’s kind of an athlete. Yeah, he’s just good at dumb s**t. And like he belongs in the f**king circus.’ And it’s like, ‘bro, I f**king beat you in a final,’” Bananas stated.
Before Ride or Dies, Bananas final appeared in The Challenge: Total Madness season, the place he claimed his seventh championship, probably the most of any forged member in franchise historical past. Chris “CT” Tamburello has come shut, attaining his fifth throughout Season 37, whereas Fessy has appeared in two finals in his 4 seasons and has by no means received the present.
Fessy will stay at zero wins for Ride or Dies, whereas Bananas will compete for his eighth championship. However, the GOAT may have his work reduce out for him as there can be a 100-hour final for Ride or Dies.
The Challenge: Ride or Dies airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on MTV.
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