Ashley Mitchell made her presence recognized when she and Hunter Barfield joined The Problem: Ultimate Reckoning as mercenaries in Tuesday’s episode. First, she needed to improvise when she could not punch by a wall throughout an elimination spherical, then she connected with Kyle Christie in the home.
Host T.J. Lavin introduced in Ashley and Hunter to face off towards Religion Stowers and Angela Babicz in Armageddon. “The professional of becoming a member of as a mercenary is you could have a number of weeks to simply be your self at dwelling, eat what you wish to eat, preserve coaching,” Ashley instructed Newsweek Tuesday. “In that home, you are dwelling with mentally unstable folks, so simply having the ability to have your sanity for these weeks was so wonderful.”
The mercenaries received the elimination spherical, throughout which Ashley used her head to interrupt by a wood wall when punching it did not work. The one incentive she wanted was the $1 million the successful group will get on the finish of the season. “I should buy a brand new head if I get $500,000,” Ashley stated, laughing. “I all the time say since my first Problem [Rivals III in 2016], I’ve these rooster arms. They’re my weak spot, and I knew I wasn’t going to get by [the wall] with [them].”
It will have been “embarrassing” to let rookies beat her as a mercenary, she defined. Not solely did she ship the 2 ladies to the redemption home, she took Religion’s mattress in the home—and connected with Kyle, with whom Religion had been concerned. “We frolicked for 2 nights, and we had been simply alike,” Ashley stated about Kyle. “We drink an excessive amount of. We chortle an excessive amount of. We curse an excessive amount of. We obtained alongside like peanut butter and jelly. I assumed, ‘Hey, he was with this different lady, so Cara most likely would not care anymore as a result of she’s flirting with Paulie [Calafiore], from what I hear, in order that’s type of excellent.'” Cara Maria Sorbello and Kyle had been concerned on Vendettas earlier this yr.
Ashley lied when Hunter requested if she slept with Kyle. “Hunter will get very jealous,” she instructed Newsweek. “I do not assume he has emotions for me, however he is simply very possessive, so I assumed, ‘Oh my God, I do not wish to hear him bitching at me for nevertheless lengthy we will be right here.'”
Regardless of that, Ashley is not one of many opponents sad about her associate. (Ultimate Reckoning groups the gamers up with their enemies, and he or she and Hunter are exes.) “I used to be tremendous enthusiastic about having Hunter as my associate,” she stated. “With regards to competitors previously, we have truly labored very well collectively.” They had been companions twice throughout 2017’s Invasion of the Champions, which Ashley received. “We’re like yin and yang,” she defined. “He is very muscular and strong-headed and I am excellent on the puzzles. I’ve the brains and he has the brawns.”
“I am the politician, and he isn’t,” she continued. She tries to be buddies with everybody and lets Hunter make the enemies. “You let the boys assume they’re making all the selections, after which they arrive off because the unhealthy man,” she stated to Newsweek. “Then, if I ever do get to compete once more, I will not have all of the enemies, Hunter will.”
Ashley acknowledged there’s potential for them to conflict over their views about going into elimination rounds. “He [says], ‘Throw me into elimination each time. I am not scared. I do not care,'” she stated. “If we get into that elimination, you by no means know what the heck’s going to occur. … I simply wish to be sure I do not ever need to be in that ring if I haven’t got to.”
Ultimate Reckoning is the seventh Problem (together with three spinoffs towards Execs and Stars) Ashley has been on, and the distinction is she has a goal on her again from the time she stepped in the home as a result of she got here in as a mercenary. “Fortunately, I’ve numerous buddies, however how good are buddies while you’re competing for $1 million?” Ashley requested.
The Problem: Ultimate Reckoning airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.