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TAR 25: Brooke Adams & Robbie E. Strauss "The Wrestlers"
« on: August 28, 2014, 11:40:22 AM »





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Name: Brooke Adams
Age: 29
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Connection to your teammate: Girlfriend
Current occupation: Professional Wrestler
Describe what you do: I perform live wrestling matches all over the world.
3 words to describe you: Dramatic, hilarious and competitive.
Favorite hobbies: Wrestling, weight training and living a healthy, sporty lifestyle.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Winning the Knockouts Championship. For many reasons, I never thought I'd ever accomplish my ultimate goal in a sport that is so difficult and competitive. I had very little professional training prior to becoming a knockout and I go up against the best female wrestlers out there today. I’m truly blessed to have been a Knockouts Champion twice. I never gave up on my dreams and gave it my all.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Rhona Mitra with Cameron Diaz’s sense of humor.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Amaury Nolasco from “Prison Break.”
What scares you most about traveling? Getting sick, hating the food and the language barriers. I get super frustrated when I can’t understand someone.
What excites you most about traveling? Experiencing new environments, cultures and other ways of life that are unfamiliar. Also, seeing the beautiful landscape and architecture of different countries.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: I need to learn to talk things through and not blow up or go to psycho mode so easily. It causes our fights to be long and dragged out.
Pet peeve about your teammate: Mainly how he eats. He tends to smack very loudly and eats crazy fast like he's missed a few meals.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I’d love to go to Greece. It’s absolutely beautiful. The water and the architecture are breathtaking.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? To trust and build more confidence in myself, to be more patient, and to trust Rob again. He has hurt me deeply in the past.


Name: Robbie E. Strauss
Age: 30
Hometown: Woodbridge, New Jersey
Connection to your teammate: Boyfriend
Current occupation: Professional Wrestler
Describe what you do: I wrestle all over the world and get to let loose and be myself.
3 words to describe you: Charismatic, organized and determined.
Favorite hobbies: Training, wrestling and seeing movies.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Signing a contract to wrestle full time.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Adam Sandler – seriously funny but way better looking.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Cameron Diaz minus the attitude.
What scares you most about traveling? Getting abducted and stuck in a country like in the movies.
What excites you most about traveling? Seeing new things and realizing how much is out there.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: I think Brooke runs from our arguments and then they linger. We have to settle problems to move on.
Pet peeve about your teammate: Her mood swings. She is like two completely different people.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Greece. I would love to see how beautiful it is.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I hope to gain Brooke’s trust back.
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Re: TAR 25: Brooke Adams & Robbie E. Strauss "The Wrestlers"
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2014, 11:45:47 AM »
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Re: TAR 25: Brooke Adams & Robbie E. Strauss "The Wrestlers"
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2014, 10:53:57 PM »
Brooke & Robbie... :crazy:

Just like to some other obvious dating team recruits, I'll say this once more. Don't go on the race to test your relationship!

Name: Brooke Adams
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: I need to learn to talk things through and not blow up or go to psycho mode so easily. It causes our fights to be long and dragged out.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? To trust and build more confidence in myself, to be more patient, and to trust Rob again. He has hurt me deeply in the past.

Name: Robbie E. Strauss
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I hope to gain Brooke’s trust back.
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Re: TAR 25: Brooke Adams & Robbie E. Strauss "The Wrestlers"
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2014, 06:38:41 AM »
I don't like them already.  :res:
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Re: TAR 25: Brooke Adams & Robbie E. Strauss "The Wrestlers"
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2014, 07:32:04 AM »
I love them and their confidence! Hope they trainwreck the race and go far!


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Re: TAR 25: Brooke Adams & Robbie E. Strauss "The Wrestlers"
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2014, 09:41:59 AM »
NO NO NO  :'(

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Re: TAR 25: Brooke Adams & Robbie E. Strauss "The Wrestlers"
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2014, 01:58:29 AM »
Brooke and Robbie will be interesting to watch, I wonder if they will be like Lori and Bolo or a bit different?
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Re: TAR 25: Brooke Adams & Robbie E. Strauss "The Wrestlers"
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2014, 05:26:06 PM »
Hmm... They seem a bit obnoxious, but that's fine, after all they are wrestlers in real life. I like them overall, Brooke is very charming, and she kinda makes the team for me, but they look very competitive (oh, I know they are!), so that gives me another reason to like them :)

People on fb are complaining over celebrities being on TAR. Well being a Lithuanian I do not know them, and I'm just glad and happy to see an interesting and kinda rare profession represented on TAR.  :kuss:

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Re: TAR 25: Brooke Adams & Robbie E. Strauss "The Wrestlers"
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2014, 08:37:17 PM »
Brooke and Robbie will be interesting to watch, I wonder if they will be like Lori and Bolo or a bit different?
I doubt they'll ever come close to Lori & Bolo's awesomeness.

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Re: TAR 25: Brooke Adams & Robbie E. Strauss "The Wrestlers"
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2014, 07:51:42 PM »
Iselin man goes around the world with The Amazing Race

WOODBRIDGE – Rob Strauss had the time of his life — and can’t really talk about it. Yet. A contestant on this season’s “The Amazing Race,” Strauss can say the experience was a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

It is hard for this charismatic, outgoing 30-year-old to keep from spilling any secrets from the popular television reality show, which will premiere its 25th season at 8 p.m. Friday on CBS. Strauss is excited. Often not afraid to break any rules or stretch the limits, the professional wrestler knows he must control his enthusiasm.

“This was like nothing else I have ever experienced in my life and like nothing I will ever experience again,” said Strauss, who grew up in the Iselin section of the township.

Behind the scenes

“The Amazing Race” is comprised of 11 couples of all kinds who share in the adventure of traversing numerous countries and completing various adventures and tasks. The couples can be spouses, friends, siblings, parent-child or dating. Strauss shared his Amazing Race experience with his girlfriend, Brooke Adams, 29, who resides in Houston, Texas. Like Strauss, Adams is a professional wrestler on the Impact Wrestling circuit. For that reason, Strauss and Adams team name is “The Wrestlers.”

Contestants apply to be on the show, and are chosen by producers. The couple was attracted to show because it appealed to their sense of adventure and the fact that they like to travel. They hoped their wrestling background would help in the selection process.

“We are one of the ‘highlighted’ couples on the show,” he said. “Everybody has a ‘thing.’ They like to have couples who have a bit of notoriety. We are the professional wrestling dating couple.”

Other “hightlighted couples” include Bethany Hamilton, the surfer who survived a shark attack and lost an arm as a teenager and her husband, Adam Dirks, and married couple, Keith Tollefson and Whitney Duncan, who met while tribemates on the reality show “Survivor.” The Race also has couples who are real-estate agents, dentists, scientists and firefighters.

Knowing the show gives each team and member an angle, Strauss thinks his will be a stereotypical “Jersey” vibe.

“There is always a gimmick. Yea, I think we will be known as the trashtalkers on the show,” he said. “We are funny though. Really funny. There are rivalries, but you get super close with the other teams. Sometimes teams stick together. Sometimes not. There are teams we still keep in touch with.”

Despite the stresses of the experience, Strauss can say he and Adams are “still together.”

“It’s hard. You have to focus on working together as a team and staying positive,” he said. “There is tension. It’s usually about little things. We work together great and didn’t let those things get the best of us. I say everyone is gonna like us. Even with our trashtalking we are funny and likable.”

A unique nonstop experience around the world

According to Strauss, the Race is “nonstop.” This season was extra exciting as the show was celebrating its 25th season and 300th episode. It began with a kickoff in Times Square on May 31 and continued through the month of June.

“There is no downtime. It goes so fast,” he said. “Much more is filmed that can possible be shown. They film for over a month and air it over 12 weeks. Each of the 12 episodes shows a uniquely different experience every week.”

As Strauss explained, as each episode is shown another team is eliminated. New to this season is something called “The Save.” The team that finishes first in the premiere episode will be awarded “The Save,” which they can use to rescue themselves if they come in last on a leg and face elimination.

“There is a week when a team gets another chance, but no one knows when that week may come,” he said. “You do not have a clue.”

Hosted and produced by Phil Keoghan, the reality show has won multiple Emmy Awards. Teams this season will travel more than 26,000 miles through eight countries and 20 cities. For the first time, the Race will visit St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Valletta, Malta, where teams rappel 200 feet into a Blue Grotto sea cave, and the Shetland Islands, Scotland, where they will test their sheep-herding skills.

“Let’s just say I am not an animal lover,” Strauss said. “But I did it.”

Strauss admits he was not a “regular watcher” of the show. Nor is he or Adams good at following directions. But, in their favor was their familiarity with traveling and their fitness.

“Of course, I had heard of it and seen a few episodes here and there,” he said. “I was familiar with the premise, but the experience wasn’t what I expected it to be. We are very physically fit, but it is very physically challenging. You do what you have to do to survive. You live out of your backpack. Wash clothes in a sink. No high maintenance living here. While racing you don’t eat. You can go hours and not stop and eat. Sometimes no sleep or rest. That was the hardest for Brooke. It’s very physical — very mental. There is no way to prepare because you do not know what will be thrown at you. One wrong turn or a bad taxi ride and it can be over. The Race is one of the toughest things I’ve ever done.”

A dream come true

A former physical education teacher at Woodbridge High School, Strauss left education as a profession when he signed a contract with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. A professional wrestler since the age of 16, Strauss said this career has been a dream come true.

“I get to travel all over the world and wrestle,” Strauss said. “It’s all I ever wanted to do. I got to work with Hulk Hogan and Sting (the wrestler). I am on the road three to four days a week. We are somewhere different every weekend. I have been a fan of wrestling since I was four and now I am living my dream.”

Currently, both Strauss and Adams can be seen weekly on Spike TV’s “Impact Wrestling.” Known as “Robbie E,” Strauss is half of the tag team “The Bro Mans” with Jesse Godderz, of “Big Brother” fame. On Impact Wrestling, the only time that Strauss and Adams will not be televised, though they will still wrestle, will be during the run of “The Amazing Race,” Strauss said.

When asked what happens to those who are voted off “The Amazing Race,” Strauss said they get a free vacation for the duration of the show’s filming.

“There is a remote island that they go to,” said Strauss with a smile. “I don’t know what the island is like.”


Source:http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/local/middle***-county/2014/09/20/amazing-race/15846061/
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Re: TAR 25: Brooke Adams & Robbie E. Strauss "The Wrestlers"
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2014, 05:00:13 PM »
So he's basically saying that he went far?  :groan:

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Re: TAR 25: Brooke Adams & Robbie E. Strauss "The Wrestlers"
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2014, 07:34:52 AM »
So he's basically saying that he went far?  :groan:

Either that or he's got a better poker face (and liar) than Maria & Tiffany.

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Re: TAR 25: Brooke Adams & Robbie E. Strauss "The Wrestlers"
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2014, 10:34:25 PM »
When asked what happens to those who are voted off “The Amazing Race,” Strauss said they get a free vacation for the duration of the show’s filming.”

Source:http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/local/middle***-county/2014/09/20/amazing-race/15846061/
Voted off? :snics:

Back on topic, it's laid out now these two make it pass the first five or six eliminations.
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Re: TAR 25: Brooke Adams & Robbie E. Strauss "The Wrestlers"
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2014, 02:23:48 AM »
They're surprisingly sweet and great <3

Love them!  :hearts:

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Re: TAR 25: Brooke Adams & Robbie E. Strauss "The Wrestlers"
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2014, 03:43:02 AM »
I thought I'll actually dislike them but this team has delivered so far and can be really hilarious at times. Greatly reminded me of Lori and Bolo! And when Brooke had issues with the Detour, Robbie was all encouraging and such.

Plus they are actually smart and can perform well under stress. I think it will not be long before they win a leg this season.
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Re: TAR 25: Brooke Adams & Robbie E. Strauss "The Wrestlers"
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2014, 02:40:56 PM »
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Re: TAR 25: Brooke Adams & Robbie E. Strauss "The Wrestlers"
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2014, 11:49:22 AM »
Racing with Robbie: Week 3 of the Amazing Race
 
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What a week it was in the Shetland Islands, bro! Before I raced around the
Shetland Islands, I had never even heard of them... Have you? Anyway...


 #TheWrestlers are still here!!! Everyone continues to think we
will die (or get lost) and that just won't happen, bro. Sure, Brooke sometimes
thinks we will lose and gets negative. Lucky for her, she has a partner that
never loses... even when he loses! You feel me, right, bro?? Robbie E is a
winner - my mom always told me that and then I learned it was true! I know we
have what it takes to make it through this race and win it. Seeing is believing,
bro!   

 Starting this leg of the race was rough as we had a
LONG travel day from England to Scotland by train and then taking an overnight
ferry to the Shetland Islands. After the ferry arrived, we had a slight issue
with everyone driving on the wrong side of the road, bro. WHAT. WAS. THAT???


 When we got all our torch equipment, I knew this task would be
hard but it's all about not giving up. Being a former X-Division, Television and
Tag Team (twice, bro! BOOM!!!) Champion, I know about putting work in. I wasn't
going to let those stupid Vikings beat me, bro! Now on to the sheep... I hate
animals, bro, they're so weird! But, I must admit, dealing with those sheep was
similar to dealing with my race partner.

 Just let them get all
crazy, then talk to them like babies and then they get focused and the rest is
easy!!! BOOM!!! Robbie E - 1; Sheep - 0.   

 We finished 6th,
which is fine. We're getting stronger each leg and we're still in it to win it!
 

 Plus, the whole world got to see how fast I am... Spoiler
alert: I'm so fast, bro!!!!

 See you next week!

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Re: TAR 25: Brooke Adams & Robbie E. Strauss "The Wrestlers"
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2014, 12:04:00 PM »
Brooke and Robbie are doing surprisingly bad at every single first task of this season (second flight on leg 1, last for leg 2 detour, last for leg 3 detour) and then forever zooming to the front and catching up with the rest of the teams on the second task of the leg.

I think one leg they will either be so bad and totally lose and get eliminated... but I'm more towards believing that their time to shine will come soon and they will soon win a leg.

LET'S SEE. :funny:
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Re: TAR 25: Brooke Adams & Robbie E. Strauss "The Wrestlers"
« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2014, 09:39:50 AM »
Racing With Robbie: Week 6 of the Amazing Race

What a week it was, bros.... 

This week was all about Morocco and stupid animals... Why do animals have to be so creepy, bro? I don't like that I don't know what they're up to. Anyway, to start things off, we had to carry these bags of hay across town, which was no problem for us because we're so strong. The world got to see how crazy buff we are and Brooke even did some elbow drops for good measure!

For the detour, we had to choose between building a tent and making goat butter. I really wish we had chosen camp, bro. These goats were the smelliest, grossest things ever. Why don't animals take baths? Anyway, we milked the goat, then I churned the butter. Took too much time, but whatever, we got it done. Then, it was off to the road block. 

Brooke did that and, bro, she had to walk across this ladder and cables all the way across a canyon. What are we, bro, daredevils? She was super freaked out and then she had a lot of problems with the puzzle on the other side, but she powered through and we even made up some time. 

We made it to the pit stop in 5th place, which is exactly where we started this round so not bad! We have to make up some ground next week though so we can win that million dollars! 

Next stop is Italy, bro! BOOM!!! I love pizza! See you next week on The Amazing Race!

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Re: TAR 25: Brooke Adams & Robbie E. Strauss "The Wrestlers"
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2014, 09:42:19 AM »
All I saw in that was "bro" :lol:

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Re: TAR 25: Brooke Adams & Robbie E. Strauss "The Wrestlers"
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2014, 10:08:56 AM »
Brooke and Robbie <3

So many teams to like this season <333
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Re: TAR 25: Brooke Adams & Robbie E. Strauss "The Wrestlers"
« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2014, 10:14:58 AM »
Brooke's episode 3 recap

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Re: TAR 25: Brooke Adams & Robbie E. Strauss "The Wrestlers"
« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2014, 10:16:06 AM »
Brooke's episode 4 recap

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/cxrfq-gwBw4" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/cxrfq-gwBw4</a>
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Re: TAR 25: Brooke Adams & Robbie E. Strauss "The Wrestlers"
« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2014, 12:38:47 PM »

Brooke's episode 6 recap

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