Ultimate Tag Episode 1 Top Moments, Highlights from JJ, TJ and Derek Watt's Show

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorMay 21, 2020

CARSON, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Defensive end J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans and brother fullback Derek Watt #34 of the Los Angeles Chargers talk after the game at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 22, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)
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Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and his younger brothersPittsburgh Steelers teammates T.J. and Derek Watthosted the first-ever episode of Ultimate Tag on Wednesday.

Simply put, the concept of Ultimate Tag can be summed up by using Fox 29 Philadelphia's Kristen Rodgers' definition:

Kristen Rodgers @KristenERodgers

Wait. So #UltimateTag tag is parkour meets tag meets flag football? I'm hooked. Who else is watching on @FOX29philly right now? https://t.co/smRHIkMz6Q

More broadly, three men and three women competed against each other in a series of separate tag competitions throughout the night. One man and one woman would be declared the winners at the end of the evening after beating their fellow competitors.

But Ultimate Tag takes on an American Gladiator concept of sorts, as a group of world-class athletes with colorful and loud personalities (known as "taggers") stood determined to stop the competitors from achieving their goals.

The night's tagger MVP was The Flow, who effortlessly chased down one competitor, Juvie, during the Chase Tag event by finishing him off with a Superman dive:

UltimateTagFOX @UltimateTagFOX

We don't even know if Superman has moves like that! 🦸‍♂️🌊 #UltimateTag https://t.co/O2xlLyVow0

In fairness to Juvie, The Flow is basically a human cheat code, who proved unstoppable any time he entered the arena.

In another sequence, another competitor, Jessica, ran for her life versus the Iron Giantess in Dodge Tag:

UltimateTagFOX @UltimateTagFOX

You've heard of chasing giants. Now, here's getting chased by @theirongiantess. 🏃‍♀️ #UltimateTag https://t.co/ridD59uN1f

After Chase Tag and Dodge Tag, one man and one woman were eliminated before Dome Tag, where competitors had to avoid challengers on a dome 30 feet raised above the ground:

UltimateTagFOX @UltimateTagFOX

All that time on the monkey bars as a Kid didn't go to waste. 🐒 #UltimateTag https://t.co/mp6TwwmlFM

The night concluded with the Showdown, where competitors raced against the clock to traverse through an obstacle course and reach a summit. One tagger waited in the obstacle course, with another defending the summit.

Lisa dominated the Showdown in the women's bracket:

UltimateTagFOX @UltimateTagFOX

Lisa certainly laid out all of her track and field skills on the course. 🏃‍♀️ #UltimateTag https://t.co/KaH3VGYU1C

Unfortunately, Jessica had a shoe malfunction while trying to climb the final beam, and that proved costly enough to give Lisa the win:

UltimateTagFOX @UltimateTagFOX

Wardrobe malfunctions are never good for your time. Way to never give up, Jessica! 👟 #UltimateTag https://t.co/vV2ivHbnAA

On the men's side, Na'Eem blew through the course in under one minute:

UltimateTagFOX @UltimateTagFOX

Like all of us, Na'Eem didn't even see @JesseLaFlair coming. 👀 #UltimateTag https://t.co/4moy9RQjSe

But Charlie, who led his trio wire-to-wire, saved his best for last for the win:

UltimateTagFOX @UltimateTagFOX

Charlie was Flow-ing through his showdown run. Excellent job, gentlemen! 🌊 #UltimateTag https://t.co/rDt6e6vFZo

Ultimate Tag returns next Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.