CM Punk will be making his way back to television as it was announced on Monday that he will be one of 10 athletes set to star in the MTV reality series “The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros.”
“The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros will pit 10 of America’s top athletes against familiar faces from the long-running series. NFL star Victor Cruz will host the special six-week event, which premieres on Tuesday, May 16,” according to MTV.
The series will bring challenges to all the competitors with the finals winner earning a $50,000 prize that will be donated to the charity of their choice.
MTV broke down the way the competition will work:
“Each episode will focus on a different strength (agility, ingenuity, brawn, brains, endurance and guts). Every week, the winning team’s captain will choose one member of their team to go into the elimination round, and the rest of the team will vote in their opponent. The losing team’s captain is automatically sent into elimination, and their team will also nominate their opponent. The final male and female competitors of the season will endure the ultimate test, showcasing each strength in one heart-pounding race for the chance to win $50,000 for their favorite charity.”
The 10 athletes that were announced along with their charity noted by ESPN for the series are as follows:
Tia Blanco – Professional surfer (St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital)
Louise Hazel – Olympian and fitness expert (Save the Children)
Lindsey Jacobellis – Professional snowboarder (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
Lolo Jones – Olympic hurdler and bobsledder (Hurdles of Hope)
Candice Wiggins – Former WNBA athlete (Greater Than AIDS)
Gus Kenworthy – Professional skier and Olympic medalist (The Trevor Project and the Happy Hippie Foundation)
Shawne Merriman – Retired NFL linebacker (Lights On Foundation)
CM Punk – UFC fighter (PAWS Chicago)
Louie Vito – Professional snowboarder and Olympian (Wings for Life)
Kamerion Wimbley – Retired NFL linebacker (Kamerion Wimbley Foundation)
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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 4/25/2017