The Challenge star Nelson Thomas phoned friend Cory Wharton during season 38 for advice. The four-time finalist was confused to discover that Nelson began working with Fessy Shafaat again as he considered the Big Brother alum “the enemy.” Following the episode, Fessy and Cory threw shots at each other on social media.
Fessy Shafaat and Cory Wharton traded shots on Twitter following Nelson Thomas’s phone call
After the game turned from pairs into teams, Nelson Thomas felt like he was on the bottom and consistently out of the loop.
Therefore, he reached out to his friend and four-time finalist Cory Wharton for advice. The Teen Mom regularly encouraged Nelson to target Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio and Faysal “Fessy” Shafaat, pointing out they’d be tough to beat in the finals.
However, the veteran admitted he and Fessy were working together, shocking Cory, who considered Fessy “the enemy.” MTV posted a clip of their conversation to Twitter, and Fessy answered, “I don’t want to hear Cory’s ass crying either when he gets tossed in for talking reckless.”
The Real World star quickly responded, “Naw, I don’t wanna hear it, here you go with that big talk,” and included laughing emojis. Cory continued, asking, “y’all playing patty cake, or are we trying to get this bag?” As the MTV stars have recently gotten into boxing, it’s unclear if Cory challenged him to a boxing match or an elimination round.
Nelson saved Fessy after he betrayed him in ‘Double Agents’
During total madnessFessy appeared to align with Nelson and Cory’s TYB (Team Young Buck).
However, the following season, the Big Brother alum ended Nelly T’s season after four episodes by intentionally throwing himself into elimination against his friend.
The move upset Nelson, and they couldn’t come to a conclusion during the meeting. Two seasons later, during ride or diethe reality TV stars appeared to make up.
Nelson proved his allegiance by opting to save Fessy over his romantic interest Olivia Kaiser. His choice of him resulted in backlash online as many viewers considered it his opportunity to get revenge on Fessy for turning on him. However, Nelson stood by his decision as he believed it was best for his game.
Fessy eliminated Nelson for a second time
With help from his ex-girlfriend and teammate, rookie Nurys Mateo, Nelson broke his seasons-long streak of daily challenge losses by winning two.
However, it resulted in a target on their backs as the other competitors noticed her prowess, and he had to turn on people due to his many connections with the other players.
nelson crossed Double Agents Champ Amber Borzotra and her boyfriend Chauncey Palmer by throwing them directly into elimination after she believed he had her back. They got their chance a few episodes later when Nelson found himself in the Zone.
Chauncey drew the “safe” dagger but opted to save seven-time champion Johnny Bananas over Nelson, forcing the veteran to compete against Fessy in another elimination round. However, he came up short again, ending his and Nurys’ game for good. The Challenge 38 airs Wednesdays on MTV.