In step with a curse that’s practically as highly effective because the Bambino’s or Billy Goat’s, Aneesa Ferreira, who’s been competing on The Problem since 2002’s Battle of the Sexes, was eradicated on the newest episode of Double Brokers. Although she’d despatched residence powerhouse Tori and racked up three each day wins en path to the top of Season 36, she was snuffed out on the final second by Massive T in “Fireplace Escape,” a hog-tied race that didn’t play to her strengths.
“Shedding earlier than the ultimate has been my actuality for the final nevertheless many seasons,” Aneesa lamented. “[But] this loss feels so totally different…that is the one the place I form of left all of it on the market.”
And depart it on the market, she did — when Aneesa mentioned within the previous Crater deliberation that she helped to pave the best way for the sport’s present crop of powerhouses, she wasn’t kidding.
Nicely, let’s not overlook that — although she misplaced to Massive T — Aneesa is a longtime elimination-round murderer. In her 19 years and 14 seasons competing on The Problem, she’s racked up 10 wins (that’s along with 30 each day wins) and set a file for many elimination-round appearances with 21. She was so feared on 2005’s Gauntlet 2, her first season to function elimination rounds, that Beth give up on the spot merely for studying that Aneesa was her opponent.
“I hope Beth is shaking in her boots as a result of I’m able to kill that b**ch,” Aneesa famously noticed earlier than main the Veterans workforce to her first closing as feminine captain.
(And as for Gauntlet 2 quotes, Aneesa was stuffed with ’em: Lest we overlook she challenged Cara to “suck my d*ck, bitch” throughout a heated argument, and later noticed — additionally of Cara — that you simply “can’t flip a ho right into a housewife.”)
And whereas Gauntlet 2 concerned maneuvering by a workforce format, it was 2006’s The Duel — the season that lowered The Problem to a single-player format — during which Aneesa extra demonstratively started to emerge as a powerhouse. Pressured into an alliance of survival with fellow misfit Svetlana, Aneesa took out Paula within the sequence’ first-ever set up of “Pole Wrestle,” settled a rating with Robin by beating her in “Ascender” and despatched Diem packing in “I Can.”
And 2009’s The Duel 2 took her even additional. Once more, Aneesa discovered herself as the sport’s resident punching bag, however by no means mentioned die, and eradicated Shauvon, Paula and Tori to land a spot in her second closing.
Sadly, The Duel franchise additionally formally generated Aneesa’s curse of the eleventh-hour elimination, as she was the final girl to be despatched residence on the present (eventual runner-up Svetlana edged her out for the final finalist’s spot). Aneesa would later be the ultimate girl despatched residence on The Inferno 3, Rivals II alongside Diem and Bloodlines alongside her cousin Rianna. And, so as to add insult to harm, she was the penultimate girl eradicated on Complete Insanity.
However even earlier than kill-or-be-killed was a staple of the sport, Aneesa wasn’t afraid to make waves. On her introductory Battle of the Sexes, she caught out her neck to plot to oust Highway Guidelines emblem Emily from the sport. Emily had used her energy within the sport to vote off feared opponents like Rachel and Veronica as a method to safe her personal standing on the ladies’s workforce, a routine that Aneesa noticed as unsportsmanlike.
“That’s not teamwork to me,” Aneesa mentioned, who was ultimately eradicated for her technique however broadly lauded for it.
So will Aneesa’s win ever come? Right here’s hoping. Within the meantime, she mentioned she’s thrilled to have achieved one specific aim on Double Brokers, although it got here on the expense of her personal standing within the sport.
“The one factor I needed was a lady of coloration profitable, and there’s nothing left however girls of coloration,” she mentioned as she took her closing steps away from the sport. “My goal is fulfilled ,and I really feel unbelievable that I used to be part of it.”
Make sure to see if Aneesa can lastly break her curse when The Problem: All-Stars begins streaming on April 1 on Paramount+.