The Challenge Wiki
The Challenge Wiki
Tony Raines
TonyFR.png
Challenger Profile
Original Series Real World: Skeletons
Born May 30, 1988 (1988-05-30) (age 33)
Hometown Folsom, Louisiana
Challenge Career
Challenge Seasons
Seasons Battle of the Bloodlines
Rivals III
Invasion of the Champions
XXX: Dirty 30
Vendettas (final)
Final Reckoning
Daily Wins 14
Eliminations 7 (3 wins, 4 losses)
Challenge Spin-offs
Spin-offs Champs vs. Stars (2018) (won)
Daily Wins 5
Eliminations 1 (1 win)
Money Raised $57,700
Social Media
Twitter tonyraines
Instagram t_raines
Gallery

Charles Anthony "Tony" Raines is a contestant from Real World: Skeletons. He was a winner of Champs vs. Stars (2018) and a finalist on Vendettas. He also competed on Battle of the Bloodlines, Rivals III, Invasion of the Champions, XXX: Dirty 30, and Final Reckoning.

Biography

Retrieved from MTV.com

Battle of the Bloodlines

After his dramatic debut on Real World: Skeletons, fidelity-impaired Tony teams up with his sassy little bro, Shane, for an opportunity to win big. With a serious girlfriend back home, Tony attempts to keep his head in the game and his hands to himself, but his addiction to blondes quickly sidetracks their game. Shane worries, "I have to watch my brother. He loves women, so if he can keep the right head in the game, then I think we'll do fine." As Shane struggles to put out his brother's romantic fires left and right, he soon finds himself the target of his brother's unpredictable antics.

Rivals III

Hot-tempered Camila got into an intense shouting match with lightning rod Tony on Battle of the Bloodlines. Now that they're paired up, Camila is blown away by Tony's boyish naivety and arrogance, seething, "I'm stuck with that douchebag? He's just such a big child." Putting gunpowder and dynamite on the same team is a dangerous proposition, and Tony worries, "I'm going to have to walk on eggshells! She’s so emotionally unstable and can be so mean. I have to keep it in check, but I still have to be myself." Fireworks will be launched one way or the other, but can their outbursts be channeled back into the competition? Or is this team destined to implode in fiery fashion? Either way, look for both of these fighters to tame their combative tendencies with some shocking house hookups.

Invasion of the Champions

After his volatile cocktail of bad luck and an explosive temper sent him packing prematurely on the past two Challenges, Baton Rouge bad boy Tony is back, better than ever, and hoping that his third time's the charm. With a newborn baby girl and another on the way, rough and tough Tony must face his Challenge demons now more than ever. Tony asserts, "Alcohol is out the window. I got two daughters to fight for back home, so I'm not going anywhere." Tony's ability to contain his fury will be put to the ultimate test when a hotheaded foe tries to ruffle his feathers. Will new dad Tony find the strength he needs to control his flaming hot temper and finally win a Challenge? Or will he return home empty handed?

XXX: Dirty 30

No stranger to controversy, the Real World: Skeletons vet has been making waves since the beginning on The Challenge. On the first night in the Bloodlines house, he not only cheated on his girlfriend back home but also got into a heated brawl with his brother Shane. The pinnacle of Tony's bad-boy behavior came on Rivals III during repeated battles with his partner Camila, ultimately leading to a one-way ticket home for both of them. Can Tony walk away peacefully from a confrontation (like he did during Invasion of the Champions), or will his temper come back to haunt him?

Vendettas

Tony has a tumultuous relationship with The Challenge. Having found himself in a number of precarious predicaments, including a physical altercation with his brother on Battle of the Bloodlines and a kiss that shook his game and personal life on Dirty 30, Tony is hoping to turn it all around... again. Fresh off an elimination right before the final, the father of two intends to change people's minds and score his first check. Will there be a new Tony? Or will his Twitter drama with Brad boil over and tear his game apart?

Champs vs. Stars (2018)

Known for his signature call, "It's Tony time!" and his tumultuous relationships on and off the Challenge, Tony's first appearance on Champs vs. Stars is likely to be an interesting one. After five Challenge appearances including making the finals on Vendettas, Tony is definitely not a rookie anymore, but he isn't a big winner either, as he continues to search for that elusive grand prize. And with two young daughters back home and a girlfriend he hopes to make his fiancé very soon, Tony has a lot to fight for, and a lot to prove. Can Tony show that he has what it takes to make it all the way this time? Or will he let his pride and ego get in the way of him becoming a true Challenge champion? The charity he'll be playing for is Hands On NOLA.

Final Reckoning

For much of Challenge history, Tony was like Bananas' little brother, looking to him for guidance and friendship while he navigated the treacherous waters of the game. But Tony eventually realized that he would never win it all unless he stepped out of Bananas' shadow, so on The Challenge: Vendettas, he took matters into his own hands by pulling one of the all-time shocking backstabs in show history, sending a stunned Bananas into the elimination that doomed him. Somehow, some way, these former buddies turned enemies will have to figure out how to work together while still suffering from an open wound that hasn’t healed.

Battle of the Bloodlines

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 Water Battle SAFE
2 Family Dinner SAFE
3/4 Meet Me Halfway Red Team WIN
4 OUT

Notes

  • Tony was medically disqualified from the game prior to the "Air to the Throne" challenge due to rupturing his spleen during the "Meet Me Halfway" challenge.

Rivals III

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1/2 Give Me Some Slack SAFE
3 Dirty Laundry SAFE
4/5 Out on a Limb SAFE
6 Laps of Judgement JUNGLE
7 Road to Nowhere SAFE
8 DQ

Notes

  • Tony was disqualified from the game prior to the "Up All Night" challenge due to multiple altercations with Camila.

Invasion of the Champions

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1/2 The Over Under FORTRESS
3 Shell Shocked SAFE
4 Caged and Confused SAFE
5/6 Knockout Underdogs OUT

Elimination History

Episode Fortress Opponent Result
2 In the Trenches WIN
6 Tuk Tuk Bang Bang OUT

XXX: Dirty 30

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 The Purge SAFE
Pink Team SAFE
SAFE
2/3 Cool Under Fire SAFE
3/4 Battle Royale Blue Team OUT
6/7 Pirates' Treasure Tori SAFE
7/8 Ups and Downs Pink Team SAFE
8/9 Talk Thirty to Me WIN
11/12 Saved by the Bell Team Britni PRESIDIO
12/13 Blackout Green Team WIN
14 Backstabber XX
15/16 X Marks the Spot Jenna SAFE
Snaking Your Way Back In OUT

Elimination History

Episode Presidio Opponent Result
4 The Great Escape OUT
12 Web of Lies WIN

Redemption History

Episode Challenge Opponents Result
5 Man Overboard WIN

Vendettas

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 Get Off the Rock SAFE
2/3 Who's Got Balls? SAFE
3/4 #Vendettas SAFE
4/5 Food Wars Team 6 WIN
6/7 Gasping for Air Team 4 WIN
7/8 Puppet Master Green Team WIN
8/9 Car Crash Team 2 SAFE
9/10 Kickin' Ass Blue Team WIN
11 This Land is My Land Green Team WIN
12 Spanish Treasure Team 1 WIN
12/13 Help Me, Rhonda SAFE
13 Outside the Box WIN
14 Final Challenge OUT

Champs vs. Stars (2018)

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1 Stair Down Blue Team WIN
2 Over the Edge SAFE
3 Release the Rainbow ARENA
4 Face Off SAFE
5 Jumbo Table Hockey SAFE
6 Cross Fire SAFE
7/8 Go Deep SAFE
8 Spot On SAFE
9/10 Text Tile WIN
10 Bankroll WINNER

Elimination History

Episode Arena Opponent Result
3 Throwing Shade WIN

Notes

  • Tony raised $50,000 for Hands On New Orleans for winning the "Bankroll" Final Challenge.
    • He raised an additional $7,700 from his individual bank account, bringing his total earnings to $57,700.

Final Reckoning

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partner Result
2/3 Wreck Yourself SAFE
5 Shark Bait SAFE
6/7 Off the Rails SAFE
7/8 Dig Deep SAFE
8/9 Don't Push Me Around SAFE
10/11 Dunking for Dinner SAFE
11/12 Sky Bridge WIN
12/13 Caged In SAFE
14/15 What Goes Up Must Come Down WIN
16/17 Hit List OUT
18 Rolling Thunder SAFE
19 Painfully Wrong OUT

Elimination History

Episode Armageddon Partner Opponents Result
17 Don't Trip Me Up OUT
19 Milk and Cookies OUT

Redemption History

Episode Apocalypse Partner Opponents Result
18 King of the Ring WIN

Notes

  • Tony was brought into the game prior to the "Wreck Yourself" challenge as a replacement for Devin.

Trivia

  • Tony is the only contestant to win a Challenge spinoff but not a Challenge season.

External Links

Rivals III Contestants
BananasRivals3Icon.png SarahRivals3Icon.png
VinceRivals3Icon.png JennaRivals3Icon.png
DevinRivals3Icon.png CheyenneRivals3Icon.png
DarioRivals3Icon.png NicoleRivals3Icon.png
WesRivals3Icon.png NanyRivals3Icon.png
NateRivals3Icon.png ChristinaRivals3Icon.png
CoryRivals3Icon.png AshleyRivals3Icon.png
JamieRivals3Icon.png KellyAnneRivals3Icon.png
TonyRivals3Icon.png CamilaRivals3Icon.png
Tony & Camila
NelsonRivals3Icon.png AmandaRivals3Icon.png
ThomasRivals3Icon.png SimoneRivals3Icon.png
JohnnyRivals3Icon.png JessicaRivals3Icon.png
BrandonRivals3Icon.png BrianaRivals3Icon.png
LeroyRivals3Icon.png AvereyRivals3Icon.png
Winner
Finalist
Eliminated
Disqualified
Medically Disqualified
Quit
Vendettas Contestants
CaraMariaVendettasIcon.png
ZachVendettasIcon.png
KyleVendettasIcon.png
KailahVendettasIcon.png
LeroyVendettasIcon.png
TonyVendettasIcon.png
Tony
KamVendettasIcon.png
NicoleZVendettasIcon.png
BradVendettasIcon.png
NelsonVendettasIcon.png
DevinVendettasIcon.png
JemmyeVendettasIcon.png
NatalieVendettasIcon.png
BritniVendettasIcon.png
KayleighVendettasIcon.png
BananasVendettasIcon.png
MarieVendettasIcon.png
JossVendettasIcon.png
VeronicaVendettasIcon.png
ShaneVendettasIcon.png
SylviaVendettasIcon.png
VictorVendettasIcon.png
MelissaVendettasIcon.png
AliciaVendettasIcon.png
CoryVendettasIcon.png
EddieVendettasIcon.png
NicoleRVendettasIcon.png
RoganVendettasIcon.png
Winner
Finalist
Eliminated
Eliminated at Challenge
Quit
Medically Disqualified
Champs vs. Stars (2018) Contestants
CTCvS2Icon.png TonyCvS2Icon.png
CT & Tony
CasperCvS2Icon.png LouiseCvS2Icon.png
DanielCvS2Icon.png WesCvS2Icon.png
DrakeCvS2Icon.png KailahCvS2Icon.png
LilMamaCvS2Icon.png ToriCvS2Icon.png
BrookeCvS2Icon.png ShaneCvS2Icon.png
JozeaCvS2Icon.png SelitaCvS2Icon.png
AshleyCvS2Icon.png
DevinCvS2Icon.png
AneesaCvS2Icon.png
HennessyCvS2Icon.png
KamCvS2Icon.png
ArianCvS2Icon.png
Winner
Finalist
Eliminated
Eliminated at Challenge
Medically Disqualified
Quit
Final Reckoning Contestants
AshleyFRIcon.png HunterFRIcon.png
JossFRIcon.png SylviaFRIcon.png
NatalieFRIcon.png Paulie
CaraMariaFRIcon.png MarieFRIcon.png
BananasFRIcon.png TonyFRIcon.png
Bananas & Tony
KamFRIcon.png KayleighFRIcon.png
NelsonFRIcon.png ShaneFRIcon.png
CoryFRIcon.png DevinFRIcon.png
DaVonneFRIcon.png JozeaFRIcon.png
AmandaFRIcon.png ZachFRIcon.png
BradFRIcon.png KyleFRIcon.png
AngelaFRIcon.png FaithFRIcon.png
DerrickFRIcon.png ToriFRIcon.png
CTFRIcon.png VeronicaFRIcon.png
KailahFRIcon.png
MelissaFRIcon.png
BritniFRIcon.png ChuckFRIcon.png
JemmyeFRIcon.png JennaFRIcon.png
Winner
Finalist
Eliminated
Eliminated at Challenge
Disqualified