Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge

The BEST episodes of Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Hall of Fame professional wrestler Steve Austin invites eight elite athletes to his ranch each week to compete in head-to-head battles until only one is left standing. That man or woman then takes on Steve's personal obstacle course, the Skullbuster, for a chance to win $10,000.

Last Updated: 5/17/2022Network: CMT
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Best for Last
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8.18
28 votes

#1 - Best for Last

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/15/2015

Steve saves the best for last as the final group of elite female athletes comes to the ranch all gunning for the title of Broken Skull Challenge champion. After completing challenges like Drag Race, Ball Breaker and Splinter, one competitor will have to dig deep to take on the Skullbuster to earn the final $10,000 prize of the season.

Directors: Adam Vetri
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If I Brought It Back, I Made It Harder
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8.17
29 votes

#2 - If I Brought It Back, I Made It Harder

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/10/2017

Eight more elite athletes go head to head in Rip Off 2.0, Hoisted and Tire Change.

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Heavy Impact
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8.08
25 votes

#3 - Heavy Impact

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/21/2017

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Put Up or Shut Up
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8.07
29 votes

#4 - Put Up or Shut Up

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/8/2015

It's the final men's episode of the season, and Steve has brought in his toughest group of competitors yet. But first, they'll have to get through Drag Race, Ball Breaker and the Splinter. Will the last man standing have what it takes to beat the Skullbuster and walk away with $10,000?

Directors: Adam Vetri
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Second Place Is a Piece of S...!
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8.04
23 votes

#5 - Second Place Is a Piece of S...!

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/12/2017

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Throne Down
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8.04
28 votes

#6 - Throne Down

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/14/2017

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Locked and Loaded
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8.02
44 votes

#7 - Locked and Loaded

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/3/2014

Fresh meat battle head to head at the Broken Skull Challenge as eight new men try and prove they are the toughest badass in the country. They'll go through Possession, Loaded and the Grip & Rip. The winner moves on to face the Skullbuster for a chance to win $10,000.

Directors: Adam Vetri
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My Ranch, My Rules
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8.00
91 votes

#8 - My Ranch, My Rules

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/6/2014

Steve Austin invites the toughest badasses in the country to compete at his ranch in the premiere episode of Broken Skull Challenge. Eight male competitors battle head to head in Trench Warfare, the Pulverizer and the Junkyard. The last man standing takes on the Skullbuster obstacle course to attempt to set a benchmark time. Finishing the course ensures winning $10,000.

Directors: Adam Vetri
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Leave With Your Head Held High
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8.00
28 votes

#9 - Leave With Your Head Held High

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/15/2017

Steve Austin challenges eight new female athletes with Snatch, High and Dry, and Rock Climb, with one earning the right to take on the Skullbuster for a shot at $10,000.

Directors: Adam Vetri
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Best of the Best
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7.98
43 votes

#10 - Best of the Best

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/22/2017

Eight of the toughest bracket champions return for another chance at victory. Two competitors will take on the Skullbuster, with the fastest time winning $25,000.

Directors: Adam Vetri
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Boom or Bust
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7.94
50 votes

#11 - Boom or Bust

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/27/2014

Eight new women come to the Broken Skull Challenge with hopes of being the first woman to beat Steve Austin's Skullbuster and take his $10,000. However it won't be easy as they will have to go through three rounds of bust-ass competition facing the likes of Snatch, Stacked and Chained Up.

Directors: Adam Vetri
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Looks Can Be Deceiving
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7.94
33 votes

#12 - Looks Can Be Deceiving

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/24/2014

Steve Austin's brought in the toughest women yet to his Broken Skull Challenge, and they compete head to head in Drag Race, Bagged and Blowout. Only one of them will earn them the right to take on his Skullbuster and a shot at his $10,000.

Directors: Adam Vetri
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Co-Ed Showdown
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7.92
25 votes

#13 - Co-Ed Showdown

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/19/2017

Steve Austin invites back 16 of his favorite competitors for a special Co-Ed Broken Skull Challenge, where they will take on brand new challenges the Monster and Block Party.

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Snooze You Lose
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7.92
24 votes

#14 - Snooze You Lose

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/24/2017

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Beards and Brawn
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7.91
58 votes

#15 - Beards and Brawn

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/20/2014

The power of the beards invade the Broken Skull Challenge. Eight tough as nails male athletes compete in Snatch, Stacked and Chained Up. Iron workers, personal bodyguards and MMA fighters will all battle to earn the right to take on Steve Austin's personal obstacle course, the Skullbuster, and a shot at $10,000. It's going to take more than beards and brawn to take Steve Austin's money.

Directors: Adam Vetri
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Welcome to the Gun Show
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7.89
36 votes

#16 - Welcome to the Gun Show

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/17/2014

Eight new male competitors go through three grueling rounds of competition, including Drag Race, Bagged and Blowout. One of them will earn the right to take on the Skullbuster and a chance at $10,000.

Directors: Adam Vetri
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Set the Tone
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7.87
47 votes

#17 - Set the Tone

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/26/2017

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Gods of War
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7.86
28 votes

#18 - Gods of War

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/8/2015

It's a highly contentious battle at the Broken Skull Ranch as eight tough-as-nails male athletes compete in Trench Warfare, Loaded and Hard Labor. Each man fights to be the one to take on Steve's personal obstacle course, the Skullbuster, and a shot at $10,000. Will their prayers be answered, or will their dreams be shattered?

Directors: Adam Vetri
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How Hungry Are You
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7.85
26 votes

#19 - How Hungry Are You

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/31/2017

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Fighters Chance
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7.84
37 votes

#20 - Fighters Chance

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/17/2016

Eight tough competitors attempt to get through Trench Warfare, Pole Dancer and Chain Gang.

Directors: Adam Vetri
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Never Before
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7.83
24 votes

#21 - Never Before

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/29/2017

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Didn't Even Break a Nail
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7.82
72 votes

#22 - Didn't Even Break a Nail

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/13/2014

Steve Austin welcomes his first eight women to the ranch to compete in head-to- head competition. They'll face Trench Warfare, the Pulverizer and the Junkyard to earn the right to take on the Skullbuster obstacle course and a chance at $10,000.

Directors: Adam Vetri
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Payback Is A B...!
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7.80
25 votes

#23 - Payback Is A B...!

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/5/2017

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The Women Bring It
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7.77
39 votes

#24 - The Women Bring It

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/3/2017

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Fallen on Hard Times
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7.75
32 votes

#25 - Fallen on Hard Times

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/15/2015

Eight new female athletes arrive at the Broken Skull Ranch to prove they are the toughest badass in the country. Steve Austin brings back ranch favorites Trench Warfare, Loaded and a new challenge so grueling it can only be called Hard Labor. The winner moves on to face the Skullbuster and a chance at $10,000.

Directors: Adam Vetri
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