Broken Skull Challenge: Steve Austin Returns to Kick Some Ass

Broken Skull Challenge Returns Jan. 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

There’s no easy day at the Broken Skull ranch. Steve Austin returns with his trademark tough love for a second season of Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge, premiering Jan. 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Each week, men and women from across the nation battle it out in a physically and mentally grueling challenge until only one is left standing. That person earns the chance to win $10,000 by beating the new and improved Skullbuster, a harrowing obstacle course designed by Austin himself. Even the strongest athletes fall victim to the Skullbuster as the course breaks down competitors.

The athletes face a series of gritty physical challenges. Contestants include highly-trained body builders, Jiu-Jitsu and MMA fighters and arena football, rugby and CrossFit athletes, along with everyday men and women. Season one winner Tommy Hackenbruck also returns as the reigning champ to see if the new recruits have what it takes to beat his benchmark Skullbuster time. If the final competitor fails to beat the existing benchmark, Hackenbruck will continue to amass winnings.

Catch up on the full first season of Broken Skull Challenge with a 10-hour marathon on Dec. 31 beginning at 12 p.m. ET/PT.

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