The very best of the fascinating reality series about 13 men and women who set out to make names for themselves in the grueling and punishing world of pro wrestling with the hopes of winning a World Wrestling Federation contract. 2001/color/49 min/NR.
If the complete seven-hour boxed set of the MTV/WWF reality-TV show Tough Enough
isn't enough to satisfy your thirst, this "behind the scenes" program provides an additional 50 minutes of cut footage, plus contestant profiles and submission tapes. If you're looking for juicy interactions or more with WWF superstars, however, you won't find it here: This mostly works as a Cliff's Notes recap of the show, with added profanity tossed in. For example, the clips of Stone Cold Steve Austin, Triple H, Mick Foley, and others are the same as you see on the TV show. There are several amusing additions, however. The embarrassing qualifying videos, sent in by rejects with character names like "the Custodian," "Vampyre," and "Ice," are so ridiculously passionate and over-the-top that they almost make Behind Tough Enough
worth watching. Almost... --Dave McCoy