NOTE: During the "Water Torture" Arena, Eric grew frustrated and quit when he determined that his weight prevented him from competing in the Arena, despite being in the lead.
However, everyone knows the rules when it comes to “The Challenge” — if a contestant hits someone, he or she is out. On Wednesday night’s (June 22) episode, Tony did not hit Camila. Objects were thrown towards one another and things came to a tense standstill, but no physical altercation took place. RELATED: ‘Rivals III’ star Tony teases ‘Challenge’ regret: ‘It all implodes’ What’s even weirder is that neither Tony or Camila fought MTV’s decision.And neither of the “Rivals III” teammates approached producers in fear of their safety afterwards. They were both just sad, resigned to the fact that their exit orders were coming and there was no way around it.Yet, both Camila and Tony were sent home the next morning. It was only a few weeks ago when Camila completely freaked out after host TJ Lavin accused her of cheating during a challenge.While it may seem strange to question these types of disciplinary actions, we can’t help but wonder … For hours, she kicked and screamed about the seemingly unfair treatment.So, why did Camilla so easily roll over and accept being kicked off when it appears that nothing really happened. Look at these two in a picture Camilla tweeted out on Tuesday (June 21). This is all speculation, but it seems MTV left out major footage from Tony and Camila’s scuffle — like, something huge.This doesn’t look like the aftermath of sworn enemies. Because last week, Vinny got into a heated fight with Devin, which did get physical, and neither of them went home. And even though both boys clearly still have strong animosity towards each other, they were free to stay in Mexico and continue competing.
In the very same episode, Cory ripped off his shirt and charged after Devin for being an obnoxious drunk and rude to Cheyenne.
The two were close to getting into it, and neither of them even received a warning. RELATED: Who’s the most hated person in ‘The Challenge: Rivals III’ house?
So, why all of sudden make an example out of Tony and Camila?
Sure, they were toeing the line of what’s kosher regarding house rules and a more violent altercation could’ve happened if the two cast mates were allowed to stay on, but the fear that something happen has never made MTV send people home before.
We’re not saying this was a bad move on MTV’s part. Preemptively stopping a possible fight from happening when there’s a serious threat is a smart move in every way. During the most recent season of “The Real World: Go Big or Go Home,” Jenna attacked her roommate Cee Jai’ and received nothing but a warning.
A few weeks later, Cee Jai’ sucker punched Jenna to the ground, leaving Jenna with a huge shiner on her face.