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WWE legend "Stone Cold" Steve Austin has selected 14 men and women to compete to become the next WWE superstar. Steve welcomes them at the WWE Smackdown arena, but their visions of stardom are quickly dashed when they learn that the only part they will play in tonight's show is doing clean up duty backstage. Their commitment is tested as they set up chairs, prep food, handle garbage and clean up after the show. And it's only just beginning.
The next day, the group arrives at the mansion where they will live, train and compete over the next several weeks. As they settle in, Rima reveals that while she is Miss USA, she's no princess. She turns a water bottle into a weapon when Mickael claims the girls are only there because of their "booty."
At the training center, Trish Stratus, Booker T, and Bill DeMott waste no time in putting them to work and it becomes painfully obvious who came prepared and who "lied on their resume." When Steve appears, the contestants are all desperate to prove themselves. Luke is an early stand out, while Ariane and Rima are "green as grass." Michelle claims to have 11 years experience but doesn't show it in the ring. Eric looks out of shape before they've even finished the warm ups. Nerves are running high as Steve watches everything from the sidelines.
The first night at the house, Luke and Jeremiah are the head party animals, while Eric, Andy and AJ make protein drinks and predict they'll outlast the drinkers in the competition.
On day three, Steve puts all the contestants through "Three Minutes of Hell" running the ropes. Sounds simple, but by the end, many are scraped, bruised and barely able to catch their breath. Jeremiah runs so hard that his false teeth fall out. Michelle struggles, Eric can barely finish and Ariane is more concerned with how she looks than how fast she is running. Worse yet, Rima is caught cheating when Steve and the trainers notice she has padded her butt for the challenge. Will this disqualify her?
After deliberating on the best and worst, Steve announces the Bottom Three: Ariane, Eric and Michelle. In the ring, Steve grills them about their commitment to this competition. Eric finally shows some fire when he talks about his personal motivation for winning the WWE contract. Steve questions Michelle's ability to live on the road with a baby daughter at home, but it's Ariane's lack of experience that proves to be her downfall. Steve asks for her belt and eliminates her from the competition.