Mexican Standoff
Episode Information
Season Rivals III
Episode No. 1
Air Date May 4, 2016
Viewers (in millions) 0.66
Episode Chronology
Next The Curse of the Black Skull

Mexican Standoff is the season premiere of The Challenge: Rivals III.


Meet the veterans and rookies from The Challenge, The Real World, and Are You the One? as they discover that in order to win the $350,000 grand prize, they'll have to work with their worst enemy.


Location: Huatulco, Mexico
Challenge: Give Me Some Slack
A platform is suspended 400 feet above the ocean. A series of five skulls is dangling from the platform. The girls are positioned outward at one plank, facing the dangling skulls, while their male partners are positioned on the other side of the platform, holding a rope that is attached to the backs of their female partners. The goal is for each girl to lean forward and retrieve as many skulls as possible, or in the fastest time, and deposit the skulls into their team bucket. Each successive skull becomes more difficult for each girl to reach, and a team is disqualified if the female partner falls off the plank. The team to retrieve the most skulls wins, while the last-place finisher is automatically sent to The Jungle.

Power Team Last Place
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Vince & Jenna
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Johnny & Jessica

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Rivals III Episodes

Mexican Standoff · The Curse of the Black Skull · The Replacements · I'm Going Home · Where the Ratchet Things Are · The Naked Truth · Camilanator: Salvation · Stand by Me · Let Sleeping Dogs Wake · Digging Your Own Grave · Rivals: Civil War · Raging Bullies · Grapes. Wrath. · Split Decision

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