"Tonight it's Hotties vs. Nerds, which is about the only time you'll see those two words together in a sentence," says host John Henson. The summer premiere boasts an epic battle of the sexes -- with a twist -- pitting 12 of the most beautiful hotties against 12 of the geekiest nerds in a rivalry as old as time, as they hit the field and battle it out for $50, 000. As 24 players race through the all-new qualifier, the hotties will take some amazing falls while the nerds take some blundering tumbles, but only the final three will earn a spot in the Wipeout Zone. The hotties and nerds will run through the Wipeout Carwash, which soaks up contestants before the wax is applied -- Wipeout-style. After the field is narrowed to 12, Total Carnage makes its debut, a new stunt that definitely lives up to its name. A group of six will then move on to the Wipeout Play Set to see which one of the final three can bring home bragging rights and the title of Wipeout Champion.