‘The Challenge’ Season 37: Josh Martinez Allegedly Cried After Ashley Mitchell’s Verbal Fight With Him

MTV’s The Challenge Season 37 saw a number of disqualified contestants this season. And during The Challenge: Spies, Lies, and Allies Episode 14, fans saw Ashley Mitchell mysteriously go home in the middle of the episode. So, what did Ashley Mitchell do to get kicked off The Challenge this season? It seems an altercation with Josh Martinez led to the situation. And reports note he reportedly cried after what occurred.

T.J. Lavin announced Ashley Mitchell was disqualified from MTV’s ‘The Challenge’ Season 37

Ashley Mitchell from MTV's 'The Challenge' Season 37 smiling while signing an autograph on a fan's back
Ashley Mitchell from MTV’s ‘The Challenge’ | Lars Niki/Getty Images for MTV

Host T.J. Lavin announced Ashley Mitchell’s disqualification in MTV’s The Challenge Season 37 Episode 14. When Fessy Shafaat was disqualified after a physical and verbal altercation with Josh Martinez, the fight was shown on the show. But such was not the case with Ashley. Instead, T.J. told the cast she was deactivated in the game and could no longer compete this season.

“Agents, as you’ve seen, Ashley is no longer at headquarters,” the host announced. “Ashley has broken one of our rules, and because of that, Ashley is no longer able to stay in the game. She has been deactivated. She is no longer able to continue in this game for the rest of the season.”

Ashley’s disqualification led to Big T Fazakerley staying in the game, too. While she lost the elimination challenge to Amanda Garcia, she’s able to continue competing in the Ruby Cell after episode 14.

What did Ashley Mitchell do to get kicked off ‘The Challenge’ Season 37? Josh Martinez allegedly cried

Josh Martinez from MTV's 'The Challenge' Season 37 competing in a game on 'Big Brother'
Josh Martinez on ‘Big Brother’ | Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images

What exactly did Ashley Mitchell do to get kicked off The Challenge Season 37? While the show didn’t explain it, Reddit users noted it involved Josh Martinez. It seems Ashley and Josh got into some type of verbal altercation, and Josh reportedly left the situation in tears.

“I was told it was bad,” a spoiler account from Reddit noted. “[I don’t know] the exact verbatim that she used so I can’t say if I agree or disagree. All that I know is that it went too far and he was left crying over whatever she told him. It was bad and he cried. Nany [González] and others found it offensive and felt she crossed the line.”

“It had to of been bad because she went ghost on [social media] and she isn’t posting like she used to,” another Reddit user noted. “She knows she was wrong, whatever she did.”

Ashley Mitchell said she’s been ‘taking anger management’ classes since getting removed

While it’s still unclear exactly what went down between Ashley Mitchell and Josh Martinez, it seems Ashley is taking some personal responsibility for the situation.

“Rules are rules and I respect @mtv and T.J.’s call,” she initially tweeted on Nov. 10, 2021. “The best apology is changed behavior.”

The same day, she posted an additional tweet. “I just want to thank everyone who’s stuck with me throughout this all,” she posted to Twitter on Nov. 10, 2021. “Everyone knows I’m only mad at myself and it has been so hard to shake off the depression and anxiety since getting home. I have been taking anger management and reflecting a lot. I love you y’all so much.”

MTV’s The Challenge Season 37 airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST on MTV.

ViacomCBS did not respond to a request for comment regarding Ashley Mitchell’s disqualification by the time of publication.

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