Before we get to the top ten, there are a lot of honorable mentions to get to. This is the only place where noteworthy people who missed out on being a finalist will be recognized.
While there have been superstars that we know about and never made it through, they were not a benefit to the company directly from Tough Enough. With that said, here are the honorable mentions.
Jessica Kresa, better known by her name in TNA as ODB, was one of the 25 to make it through initial tryouts, but was left off the cast of 13. A little known fact about the first season as well is that Justin Roberts, the current ring announcer for RAW, sent in a tryout video for Tough Enough and had it featured in a promo for the show.
Season two co-winner Linda Miles went onto a career in WWE as a wrestler and manager, known for her gimmick of Shaniqua, a dominatrix-type gimmick that saw her manager The Basham Brothers.
Season two also saw three more notable rejects. Shad Gaspard made the cast, but failed a drug test and was replaced. Shelly Martinez, who made it to WWE with the gimmick of Ariel and appeared in TNA as well, did not make the cut.
As addressed on RAW this past Monday night, Kharma (real name Kia Stevens) was left off the roster as well.
Shawn Daivari, known as a manager for Muhammad Hassan, The Great Khali and Kurt Angle, made it to the top 75 in season three, only to be eliminated.
Also a part of season three was Melina Perez, who made it to the top 25 before being sent packing. Melina would join her real-life boyfriend, John Morrison, who she met at the tryouts, in the WWE.
Marty Wright, pictured above as The Boogeyman, made it to the roster for the $1,000,000 Tough Enough, but was disqualified after he lied about his age. Wright claimed that he was 30, but was actually 40 years old at the time.
Considering that the age limit was 35, that made Wright unable to compete. Also from that season was the winner, Daniel Puder, who did not stay long with WWE before transitioning back to MMA and going to a few other wrestling organizations.