‘The Challenge 35’: Johnny Devenanzio Gave Josh Martinez Advice Regarding Swaggy C in Bonus Scene

Big Brother 19 winner Josh Martinez and rookie Chris “Swaggy C” Williams, who competed on BB20, aligned on The Challenge 35: Total Madness due to their shared pasts. However, Josh noticed that Swaggy C also partnered with Wes Bergmann, someone the BB winner deems his enemy. Therefore, the two got into a verbal argument at a local club. Before the former allies went at it, six-time champ Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio gave Josh advice about how to deal with the situation in a bonus scene.

[SPOILER ALERT: This article contains information revealed in The Challenge 35 Episode 9.]

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Josh Martinez considers Wes Bergmann his ‘enemy’

Three-time competitor Josh Martinez and veteran Wes Bergmann are currently competing in their third season together. Even though they didn’t target each other in War of the Worlds, the two came head to head in the following season.

Josh, Speaker of the Tribunal at the time, didn’t want to throw in Theo Campbell to face off against Stephen Bear in elimination as Wes demanded. Therefore, Josh flipped on the two-time champ and sent him into elimination instead of Theo. Surprisingly, Bear eliminated Wes.

When the two returned for the next season, Josh thought he and the 13-time player would “be against each other” because the BB champ had a hand in his early elimination in War of the Worlds 2.

The three-time competitor chose Wes as one of the three guys to interrogate when he got into the Tribunal because Josh believed the two were gunning for each other.

However, Wes clarified and explained he would not target the BB19 winner because he only “goes for people who can beat me in a final.” Wes also threw a low blow and called Josh the “worst player” of the season. 

Swaggy C and Josh Martinez got into a verbal altercation

Rookies and engaged couple Chris “Swaggy C” Williams and Bayleigh Dayton are aligned with other BB prospects, including Kaycee Clark and Fessy Shafaat.

However, the two also have a side alliance with Wes. During Fessy’s and Jordan Wiseley’s elimination, Josh figured out Swaggy C and his “enemy” were working together, upsetting him.

The BB19 champ eventually went off on his former ally while the two were at a club as he believed Swaggy C was fake. The verbal argument almost escalated into a physical altercation when Josh threw a drink on Swaggy C, but Bayleigh and security broke up the pending fight.

Before the two came face-to-face, Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio gave Josh advice.

Johnny ‘Bananas’ Devenanzio gave Josh Martinez advice before fight

In a bonus scene, Josh admitted his annoyance with the BB couple to Johnny Bananas and Aneesa Ferreira. He explained he doesn’t like how the two pretend not to care about “numbers” and claim they are loyal to Josh when they’re also having “secret meetings with Wes.”

The behavior upset the three-time competitor because he would rather have a nemesis over a friend who pretends to have his back and works with the enemy. Johnny Bananas agreed with Josh, saying, “one fake friend is worse than 10 enemies.”


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However, he pointed out that “the dynamics of the house changes like the weather.” Therefore, Josh only has to “weather the storm” as power constantly shifts with whoever gets into the Tribunal.

Even though the three-time champ still let his emotions get the best of him, he claims he apologized to Swaggy C a couple of days later.