Every Season of The Challenge, Ranked: #45 — World Championship

Michael Alvey
12 min readMay 22, 2023

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Host: TJ Lavin

Aired: 2023

Champions: Jordan and Kaz

Overall Thoughts: World Championship, or as I like to call it, Bore of the Worlds, could very well be the least eventful season in Challenge history.

Most seasons have 10–20 memorable moments. I could barely get to three for this season.

It was a season focused almost solely on competition and politics with barely any in-house drama. While it featured arguably the strongest cast in Challenge history, none of the daily challenges or eliminations will be well-remembered (other than Nelson’s debacle in Tether Brawl). The politics were largely uneventful, as the four teams that made it to the end were working together throughout the season in some capacity.

People will surely think I’m overreacting ranking this as the worst season in Challenge history. My opinions of seasons have often shifted drastically after a rewatch, so in a lot of cases I don’t even put much stock in my own initial rankings.

But when I go back to rewatch seasons, there’s usually several things to look forward to seeing again. I can’t really see a good reason to ever go back and watch this one. A few years from now, there will rarely ever be anything mentioned about this season.

I can’t remember ever saying this about another season of The Challenge, but I think World Championship would have been much more entertaining if the boot order was reversed.

If you’re happy with Jordan and Kaz as the winners, I don’t blame you. They were the best team on the season and clearly deserved it.

But personally, I’d rather have entertaining characters like Claudia, Jujuy and Nathan go further than stale characters like Tori, Kaz, Yes, and Danny, even if they are better competitors.

World Championship continued an epic cold streak in entertainment value with the show that has…

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