2. Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge (CMT)
The show takes place on a replica of former WWE Superstar Stone Cold Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Ranch. It's basically as if an evil warlord came up with CrossFit WODs. The contestants are made to go through some pretty intense physical challenges, like hand-to-hand combat in a trench full of water and weighted sled pulls through sand. The whole time Austin is shouting encouragements while the contestants look like they want to keel over. The winner of each episode tries to complete an ultimate “Skullbuster” challenge for the chance to win $10,000. But it doesn’t come easy. You have to carry a log down a road, crawl through 35-degree water, swing yourself through a 25-foot series of monkey bars, and more.
Difficulty of workouts: 9
Credentials of hosts/trainers: 6
Gimmick factor: 4