Credit: ABC Photo: Bachelor vs. Bachelorette Wipeout Edition

Consider this an American Gladiator for a whole new generation.


If you just can’t wait until Bachelor in Paradise premieres on Monday or you just really want to see former contestants from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette fall on their faces, ABC has got you covered. The Big Balls are about to meet their match when these former (and some current) reality stars try their hand at the Wipeout course this Sunday, August 3.

The lucky few who have been chosen to face this wet-and-wild obstacle course are Erica RoseTenley MolzahnMichelle KujawaArie Luyendyk, Jr.Graham BunnKasey Stewart, and Natalie Getz. Quite the cast of characters, huh? These seven singles have found themselves off the path to true love and on a quest to defeat their competitors in hopes of winning a spot in the “Tournament of Champions” at the end of the season.

While these brave few are probably wondering “Why did I say ‘yes’ to this?,” others are ready to go to battle with their Bachelor Nation pals. One such duo is Tenley and Arie, with homegirl convinced that she’s “gotta beat Arie.” Whoa, girl. Someone wants to win the big prize and become the Ultimate Wipeout Champion at the end, don’t they? (Hey, we don’t blame her.)

Is it wrong that we’re totally rooting for Erica Rose? Poor girl doesn’t have another season of Bachelor Pad to go on so hopefully she can make a career out of these tough physical competitions. First, Wipeout. Next, American Ninja Warrior. You can do it, girlfriend!

Which of these fierce competitors will find themselves bruised and bathing in glory at the end of this action-packed hour? You’ll have to wait and find out!

The “Bachelors vs. Bachelorettes” episode of Wipeout airs this Sunday, August 3, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Carson Blackwelder is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!