American Grit - Episode Guide

Season 1

Ruck Up

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Apr 14, 2016

Ruck Up

WWE(R) Superstar John Cena(TM) and an elite group of mentors from the nation's most exclusive military units - Navy Seal Commander Rorke Denver, Army Sergeant Noah Galloway, Marine Gunnery Sergeant Tawanda "Tee" Hanible and Army Ranger Nick "The Reaper" Irving - will push sixteen fierce men and women beyond their limits while instilling in them the ethos of leaving no teammate behind. With up to a million dollars of prize money at stake, these competitors will work together with only two options: to persevere and win or give up and "ring out".

Ice Cubed

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Apr 21, 2016

Ice Cubed

WWE Superstar John Cena and "the cadre" reveal the next challenge, and the losing teams must send one team member to compete in "The Circus". With up to a million dollars of prize money at stake, these competitors will work together with only two options: to persevere and win or give up and "ring out".

Moving Camp

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Apr 28, 2016

Moving Camp

WWE Superstar John Cena and the cadre reveal the next evolution that will test the competitor's resourcefulness and ability to think on their feet, as they are challenged to break down and set up camp. With the teams suffering mentally and physically, the cadre will be forced to strategize how best to lead their teams, because only one team will shine during the evolution and be safe from facing "The Circus". With up to a million dollars of prize money at stake, these competitors will work together with only two options: to persevere and win or give up, "ring out" and go home.

Charlie Foxtrot

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: May 5, 2016

Charlie Foxtrot

WWE Superstar John Cena and the cadre reveal the next evolution to test the competitors' observation and communication skills during physical exertion as they are challenged to memorize and recreate specific sets of symbols. The cadre will be forced to strategize how best to lead their teams, because only one team will shine during the evolution and be safe from facing "The Circus". With up to a million dollars of prize money at stake, these competitors will work together with only two options: to persevere and win or give up, "ring out" and go home.

Double Time

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: May 12, 2016

Double Time

WWE Superstar John Cena and the cadre reveal the next evolution that will test the competitor's survival skills, decision making and, their ability to work individually and as a team as they are challenged to build shelter, purify water and build a fire. The cadre will be forced to strategize how best to lead their team, because only one team will shine during the evolution and be safe from facing "The Circus". With up to a million dollars of prize money at stake, these competitors will work together with only two options: to persevere and win or give up, "ring out" and go home.

Squat Till You Drop

Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: May 19, 2016

Squat Till You Drop

WWE® Superstar John Cena™ and the cadre reveal the next evolution that will test the competitor's strategic skills and teamwork, as they are challenged to cross a 60-yard field without their feet touching the ground. The cadre will be forced to strategize how best to lead their team, because only one team will shine during the evolution and be safe from facing "The Circus." With up to a million dollars in prize money at stake, these competitors will work together with only two options: to persevere and win or give up, "ring out" and go home.

Dawn Patrol

Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: May 26, 2016

Dawn Patrol

WWE Superstar John Cena informs the remaining contestants that they will need to be mentally and physically prepared to dive right into their next mission at any point, because the next evolution will not be scheduled. Additionally, this will mark the first time that the cadre leaders will not be allowed to accompany their teams during the first half of their evolution, after the competitors are led to a secret location and challenged to navigate through a series of check points, while carrying a heavy case and weighted backpack. With an interesting balance of teams left in the game, only one team will outshine the rest during the evolution and be safe from facing "The Circus". Up to a million dollars of prize money is at stake, and these competitors will work together with only two options: to persevere and win or give up, "ring out" and go home.

Barricade the Bunker

Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Jun 2, 2016

Barricade the Bunker

WWE Superstar John Cena informs the teams of their next challenge, during which they must barricade their shelters and then retrieve their flags from an opposing team's bunker. In this round of evolution, the winner is not only safe from "The Circus," but also gets a visit from a family member, in what proves to be a very special and surprise reunion. With up to a million dollars of prize money at stake, these competitors will work together with only two options: to persevere and win or give up, "ring out" and go home.

Tired Out

Episode: 1x09 | Airdate: Jun 9, 2016

Tired Out

WWE Superstar John Cena informs the teams of their next challenge, during which they will complete four grueling obstacles, collecting a tire at the end of each completed course. The winner of this evolution round is not only safe from "The Circus" but also secures a spot in the final competition.

Over the Falls

Episode: 1x10 | Airdate: Jun 9, 2016

Over the Falls

Then, the remaining contestants will only have 30 minutes to mentally and physically prepare for the final evolution challenge of the season, when the teams must suspend upside-down above a waterfall and individually make it across a wire, hand-by-hand for the fastest average score. The winning team will earn an advantage as they enter the final circus, which will be the ultimate test of perseverance. Not only will "The Circus" be a more challenging course, but they will also have to run the course twice. The contestants will only have two options: to persevere and win up to one million dollars or give up, "ring out" and go home.

Season 2

Find Your Grit

Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Jun 11, 2017

WWE® Superstar John Cena™, along with a brand-new group of mentors – Infantry Drill Sergeant with the U.S Army John Burk, a U.S. Marine Riki Long, an Ammunition Technician with the U.S. Marines Chloe Mondesir and Green Beret Grady Powell – welcome 17 competitors, who either lost their grit or never had it, to sunny Hampton Island, GA. There, the Cadre will hand-pick competitors to be on their teams and take them under their wings as they lead them through all-new team and individual challenges to help them find their grit. With something to prove and a quarter of a million dollars at stake, they must either wipe their tears and step up or "ring out" and go home in the

Cena Does the Dishes

Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Jun 18, 2017

The contestants learns about personal sacrifice during the first team challenge; the winning cadre leader chooses three rival contestants to face off in the individual elimination challenge.

Liar Liar

Episode: 2x03 | Airdate: Jun 25, 2017

The cadre appoint team captains, who lead their teams in a boat race while their teammates are blindfolded. Later, one contestant makes a shocking revelation; host John Cena surprises one competitor with a heart-felt field trip; and three rival contestants face off in the elimination challenge.

Secrets Are Revealed

Episode: 2x04 | Airdate: Jul 2, 2017

Contestants must learn to work together when they are tasked with a foot race in the muck, and they are tied together for the challenge.

Camp Love

Episode: 2x05 | Airdate: Jul 9, 2017

The teams are shocked to learn who survived elimination; each team's strategic skills are put to the test when they have to choose which prize puzzle they will solve; two contestants get closer to each other, complicating the elimination challenge.

Selfish vs. Selfless

Episode: 2x06 | Airdate: Jul 16, 2017

Contestants must race to an array of boxes and choose between helping themselves or helping their teams.

Role Reversal

Episode: 2x07 | Airdate: Jul 23, 2017

After an upsetting elimination challenge, it is decided that the contestants need some tough love; gossip raises tension back at camp.

Shady Grady

Episode: 2x08 | Airdate: Jul 30, 2017

WWE® Superstar John Cena® delivers news to The Cadre that changes the game play and ups the stakes, especially with a double elimination on the horizon. With this in mind, one cadre confronts another about forming an alliance, leaving the other two upset. This week's challenge is all about aggression and for the first time, each team will have a chance to knock another team into elimination by directly competing against each other. Emotions run high before the elimination challenge and some feel betrayed, but only one will survive this week.

Cena Says

Episode: 2x09 | Airdate: Aug 6, 2017

After an upsetting elimination, WWE® Superstar John Cena® decides to spend quality time with the remaining contestants and reveals personal information about himself. During the challenge, contestants are surprised when they discover that they must remember everything John told them in order to win.

Who's Got Grit?

Episode: 2x10 | Airdate: Aug 6, 2017

With a double elimination ahead, the competition is at an all-time high and the final four are revealed. Then, after one contestant is faced with having to decide who leaves the competition, the final three enter the ultimate challenge. While all might have found their grit, only one can walk away with a quarter of a million dollars and be the winner.