USA Network President Chris McCumber today revealed during the TCA Press Tour that the network is bringing back the WWE reality TV series Tough Enough.
“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.”
WWE were rumored to bring back the series for the WWE Network last year but the show was dropped due to cost-cutting measures. It was rumored to be filmed in Orlando utilizing the current crop of trainees at the WWE Performance Center.
Stone Cold Steve Austin, Booker T, Bill DeMott, and Trish Stratus headed up season 6 of Tough Enough in 2010 on USA Network.