‘The Challenge’: Wes Bergmann Said He’d Completely Stop Competing on the Show Under This Circumstance

Fans of MTV’s The Challenge are very familiar with Wes Bergmann. Bergmann’s competed on the show for years, and it seems he’s not stopping, as he’s already prepping for season 36 of the show. But he did mention there are a few circumstances that would make him reconsider participating in the show at all. Here’s what he said.

Wes Bergmann couldn’t pull out a win on ‘The Challenge: Total Madness’

Bergmann hoped The Challenge: Total Madness would be his time to shine. Ahead of competing, he decided to team up with his arch-nemesis, Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio — and to everyone’s surprise, the two worked quite well together. Unfortunately, Bergmann felt the pressure of needing an elimination win. He threw himself against Devenanzio when he had the opportunity and lost, sending himself packing.

“Wes loves having attention, dude,” Devenanzio told the Challenge Mania podcast. “And the idea of me potentially going into an elimination and coming back with a red skull when he was just sitting there with his three wins which essentially, at this point, were meaningless, I don’t think he could handle that.”

Chris “Swaggy C” Williams, a fellow Total Madness competitor, also said he thinks production got the best of Bergmann. “I feel like that one decision is where he messed up and really let, not the fans, but like, production, everything in general, get in his head,” Williams told Challenge Mania.

Bergmann said he’d stop competing on the show if he got too famous

Wes Bergmann and Frank Sweeney attend MTV's 'The Challenge: Rivals II' final episode and reunion party
Wes Bergmann and Frank Sweeney attend MTV’s ‘The Challenge: Rivals II’ final episode and reunion party | Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Fans can’t imagine Bergmann throwing in the towel completely when it comes to The Challenge. But it seems there are a few circumstances that would cause the show veteran to walk away completely. And it all has to do with fame.

“Do I want the world to recognize The Challenge for as good of a show as it is? And then sometimes I’m like, well yeah, of course. … It is absolutely ridiculous that we don’t get the props that we deserve,” Bergmann told the Challenge Mania podcast. But he then noted that a lot would change for him personally if the show was as big as it “should be.”

“If we were as big as we should be, I would not be on the show,” Bergmann added. “And I mean that as in, I would opt-out. That would be a level of fame and popularity and notoriety and limelight that I don’t want. And I would step back.”

He’s already prepping for season 36


‘The Challenge’: Johnny ‘Bananas’ Devenanzio Said Wes Bergmann Felt Overshadowed by Him: ‘Wes Loves Having Attention’

It looks like Bergmann is still at a comfortable level of fame for now. He’s prepping for season 36 with plenty of workouts and special therapies to help his body recover at max speed. And we’re sure he’s working behind-the-scenes to get some season 36 contestants on his side prior to the season filming as well.

Ashley Mitchell was Bergmann’s friend, but it seems they won’t be working together after Total Madness. She also insinuated he’s “Sliding in dms, making pre alliances, and figuring out fake fights,” according to her Twitter. “Also want y’all to know the same old, old characters already up to their old tricks,” she tweeted.

Bergmann didn’t hesitate to call Mitchell out on his own Twitter, though. “Wes + Big Brother + alumni VS Ashley,” Bergmann tweeted in response. “All cameos purchased this week will buy more cricket wireless minutes I’ll be using to exclusively call rookies and scheme with OGs. Also Instagram is charging me extra for all the DMs I’m sending.”

We’re excited to see what Bergmann gets up to in future seasons of The Challenge.

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