It’s been two years since The Problem followers have seen Cory Wharton on their screens, however he’s again for season 2 of The Problem: USA! Cory is certainly one of six veteran gamers from MTV’s flagship model of The Problem who will be a part of opponents from CBS reveals (Survivor, The Superb Race, Huge Brother) on The Problem: USA. “The CBS children have been NOT joyful to see us pull up,” Cory instructed HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “The minute we pulled up, these children have been sitting there obvious at us. I felt for weeks in that home that they simply didn’t need us there. It’s nice TV.”

Season certainly one of The Problem: USA didn’t have the addition of OG MTV gamers, so this can be a new transfer for the spin-off collection, which airs on CBS. “I feel it was an awesome concept to deliver us on,” Cory admitted. “For me, personally, it was the primary time I felt like a rookie once more. We didn’t have the numbers coming into the sport in any respect. The CBS children needed us out. It was their present! They didn’t need us there. It’s going to be 100 instances higher than season 1.”

Cory final appeared on The Problem through the Spies, Lies & Allies season in 2021. Since then, he welcomed his third little one, a daughter named Maya, who he shares with girlfriend Taylor Selfridge. Maya was identified with a congenital coronary heart situation after she was born and has already had two profitable open coronary heart surgical procedures. After the second surgical procedure in Jan. 2023, although, Cory knew the “timing was proper” for his return to The Problem.

“It’s exhausting to fill that void in your life,” he defined. “You don’t actually know what you will have till you miss it. I did a boxing match, I did a film, however none of these alternatives stuffed the void the way in which The Problem did.” Fortunately, Taylor was additionally on-board. “Our largest factor was so long as Maya’s well being was okay, then it was like, ‘Go do your factor,’” Cory stated. “She was absolutely supportive. The timing was nice and all of it labored out. Somebody’s gotta put meals on the desk!”

See extra from our interview with Cory beneath!

On his coaching for The Problem after two years away: I used to be doing extra cardio workouts and giving myself much less of a break to catch my breath and people varieties of issues. It’s much more cardio than regular. It’s loopy to me, although, that I’ve executed so many seasons of the present and I nonetheless, to at the present time, don’t actually know how you can prepare for it. The stuff you do are so from left subject. You by no means know what you’re going to get.

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Cory for ‘The Problem: USA.’ (Aaron Smith, courtesy of Paramount)

On his largest competitors this season: I knew my strongest competitors can be [Johnny] Bananas and Wes [Bergmann], too. We’re probably the most skilled. As soon as factor I’ve realized about The Problem is that have does come into play. It’s very helpful to have executed sure challenges or eliminations a number of instances. I’ve at all times identified that I have to both work with these guys or I’ve to go for his or her head. I’ve realized up to now that you could’t actually belief anybody. Nevertheless it’s straightforward to sit down at house and be like ‘Belief no person.’ Within the recreation, you need to put belief in your alliance.

On doing a season with out Nelson Thomas, who was in a automobile crash earlier this yr: Love that dude. He’s going via quite a bit along with his foot however I simply used it as motivation. He put numerous issues into perspective of how joyful I’m to be again on the present and simply be capable to stroll and compete. There’s individuals who want they have been in my place. So it gave me nice perspective on every little thing.

On when he plans to retire from The ProblemI’m scorching hanging up my cleats till I win! Whether or not that’s this season — you’ll need to see — or subsequent season. No matter it takes. I like The Problem and can proceed to do it till they cease calling me.


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