New episodes of the recently re-booted Wipeout have officially arrived. The show first debuted back in 2008 on ABC, but TBS is now the new home of the hilarious TV show and is hosted by comedian Nicole Byer and professional wrestler John Cena. So you might be wondering why are we talking Wipeout? That's because two WTA players put their athletic capabilities to the ultimate test on the most recent episode, "Now That's What I Call Wipeout!"
That's right, last year's mixed doubles US Open finalist Giuliana Olmos and doubles world No. 65 Kaitlyn Christian made their debut on the game show this week.
Olmos grew up watching the show with family and recalls thinking how easy it looked and that she could do it. So when Christian reached out about the opportunity she didn't hesitate in saying yes, but the doubles No. 19 quickly learned these challenges were anything but a seamless straight-set win.
"Tennis is obviously very physically demanding, but you train for it," Olmos told Baseline. "We did not train and I don't know if there is a way to properly prepare for this course, you kind of just blindly go in.
"I used muscles I've never used in my life for a week and I could not move. It was just really really rough."