'The Titan Games' Season 2 Episode 9 Preview: Who will defeat the reigning Titans?

A tough battle lies ahead for Will Sutton and Haley Johnson


                            'The Titan Games' Season 2 Episode 9 Preview:  Who will defeat the reigning Titans?
Michelle Lewis, Haley Johnson (Steve Dietl/NBC)
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After the storms in the Central and the West, it's time for the East to prove its shine. Last week, after finishing 'Lunar Impact' in record 17 seconds, country boy Will Sutton went up against Dwayne Johnson's handpicked titan Tyron Woodley at Mount Olympus and defeated him squarely. It was a shock to fans, who actually considered if the show was even real. On the other hand, Army nurse Haley Johnson went head-to-head with monster truck driver Cynthia Gauthier and defeated her in the two challenges of 'Kick Out' and 'Chain Linked'. She came out victorious and then challenged gold-medalist Hannah Teter at Mount Olympus. It was an epic win and Haley is now the reigning Titan.

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Yet, Will and Haley cannot rest on their laurels for too long. The other participants from the East are just as determined to be Titans. The synopsis for the next episode reads, "The competition continues with competitors pushing their bodies to the limit by battling opponents in unforgiving head-to-head challenges, designed by host Dwayne Johnson. In these Eastern division battles we see Michelle Lewis go up against Dasha Kuret and Andrew Hanus take on Ryan Seenberg. They will compete on obstacles such as Launch Pad, Chain Linked, Kick Out and Over the Edge. Winners will move on to face reigning Titan’s on Mt. Olympus, the consummate athletic test of speed, strength, agility and endurance. Cari Champion and Alex Mendez serve as commentators."

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It remains to be seen if Will and Haley can remain Titans. If they do, they'll have to prove their worth for one more round in the East, as the finals are coming up too. Following that, they'll get to battle it out with Central Region Champions Matt Chann and Dani Speegle and the West Region champions Noah Palicia and Margaux Alvarez.

In an exclusive interview to MEA Worldwide, participant Dasha Kuret had opened up about her experiences of being on the show. Speaking about what motivated her to join the show, she said, "I come from a family where a lot of women are overweight. So all my life, I've been trying to break the cycle. Hopefully, I wanted to be an example to others and myself.  You can live an active and healthy lifestyle. So I was motivated to compete in the show when I saw Dwayne Johnson call the action on his Instagram, saying, "We're looking for titles, people from all walks of life and doesn't matter what your profession is". It sparked something inside me. A lot of people don't know I've wrestled and I played flag football. Yes, I am an announcer and interviewer, but I have this side to me too. I've gone through a lot of things in life and I wanted to compete so badly. I went online, submitted the application and the videos required. I put it into the universe and made it happen."

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'The Titan Games' airs on NBC, Mondays at 8 pm.