WWE issued the following:
WWE® NETWORK TO AIR TOUGH ENOUGH COMPETITION SPECIAL TONIGHT AT 8/7C
STAMFORD, Conn., June 16, 2015 – The Tough Enough Competition Special, a one-hour show chronicling the official tryouts of 40 finalists for WWE Tough Enough, will air tonightexclusively on WWE Network at 8/7C.
From over 11,000 submissions, these 40 finalists made their way to the WWE Performance Center for a three-day tryout that would forever change the rest of their lives. Coaches and WWE Legends Booker T™, Lita™ and Billy Gunn™ tested each competitor’s physical abilities, mic skills and ring prowess. Only 13 earned the right to try and prove they are Tough Enough.
WWE Tough Enough, premieres Tuesday, June 23 at 8/7C on USA Network and around the world*. Host and WWE Superstar Chris Jericho® will be joined by a panel of judges, including WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan®, WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan® and WWE Diva Paige™. Each week, one cast member will be eliminated until one man and one woman are considered “Tough Enough,” with each earning a one-year, $250,000 WWE contract.
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