Season two of Dwayne Johnson’s The Titan Games makes its return to NBC on Monday, May 25 at 8pm EST/PST. That was exciting news all on its own considering how starved we are for fresh competition shows at the moment.
Things got even more exciting with the news that American Ninja Warrior’s Jessie Graff would take part in the show as one of Dwayne’s selected elite Titans. On each episode, the competitors will have to face one of these Titans on Mount Olympus in order to claim their title for themselves.
Jessie is joined in this class of elite athletes by five other accomplished Titans. The six-total Titans represent three different areas of the country, which will come into play as The Titan Games progresses through the season. For anyone who plans to tune in to either just see Jessie in action, or to enjoy what’s going to be a really thrilling new season (Trust us, we previewed it. It’s great.), we thought we’d introduce you to the other Titans!
Claressa Shields: 2X Olympic Gold Medal winner and undisputed boxing middleweight world champion
Claressa took up boxing at age 11 as a way to cope with a challenging childhood. She earned her first Olympic Gold Medal at the age of just 17. She repeated the accomplishment four years later, becoming the only American boxer to earn back-to-back gold medals. Now 25, Claressa is currently the undisputed middleweight world champion.
Joe Thomas: 10x Pro Bowler
A future first-ballot Hall of Famer, Joe is one of the most decorated NFL players ever. Drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2007 as an offensive tackle, Joe was selected to the Pro Bowl in 10 consecutive seasons. He has the longest streak of consecutive snaps in history at 10,363, and won the Cleveland Browns’ Walter Payton Man of the Year award three times. Joe retired from the NFL after 11 seasons with the Browns and is now a podcaster and NFL Network analyst.
Hannah Teter: Olympic Gold Medal winning snowboarder
Hannah grew up in a snowboarding family as the youngest of five siblings. At age 15 she became the World Junior Halfpipe Champion. Hannah has competed in seven World Cup events, with four victories. She is a nine-time X Games medalist. In the 2006 Olympics, she won the gold medal in halfpipe after an injury just the year before. The accomplishment earned her the title of USOC SportsWoman of the Year and the ESPY for Best Action Sports Female. Hannah also earned a silver medal in the halfpipe competition at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Tyron Woodley: Five-time UFC champion
After a highly successful college wrestling career at the University of Missouri, Tyron moved to the mixed martial arts organization, Strikeforce. His 7-0 record resulted in either a knockout or opponent’s submission in every match. Tyron joined the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2013. In 2016, he earned the welterweight championship with the quickest victory in welterweight championship history. Tryon has successfully defended the belt four times.
Jessie Graff: American Ninja Warrior and professional stunt performer
Hey! We know her! Jessie rose to national fame with her 2016 American Ninja Warrior performance, becoming the first woman in the show’s history to complete Stage One of the National Finals. She is also the first woman to complete Stage Two on both American Ninja Warrior and Sasuke. Jessie has placed among the top six overall competitors in her last five regional competitions, qualifying her for the National Finals for five years in a row.
Off the show, Jessie is an accomplished stunt performer with a decade-long career to her name, including credits like “Wonder Woman,” and, “ The Dark Knight.” She also has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and Kung Fu, extensive training in high falls, sky diving, stunt driving, wirework and flying trapeze, as well as broke the pole vault record during her time at Georgia Tech, majoring in aerospace engineering.
Victor Cruz: Super Bowl champion
Victor is a former New York Giants wide receiver, NFL Super Bowl Champion and Pro Bowler. He also landed on Vanity Fair’s International Best Dressed list in 2014 and has been recognized by Sports Illustrated as the most fashionable athlete. Victor was the first athlete to design and release a lifestyle shoe with Nike. He retired from the NFL after seven professional seasons and now works as an ESPN NFL analyst as well as a co-host on E!’s “Pop of the Morning.”
These six athletes will defend their titles on Mount Olympus starting on Monday, May 25 at 8pm EST/PST on NBC!