Ultimate Tag Episode 2 Top Moments, Highlights from JJ, TJ and Derek Watt's Show

Megan ArmstrongSenior Analyst IIMay 28, 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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The Watt brothers aren't satisfied with success on the football field.  

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt and Steelers fullback Derek Watt co-host Ultimate Tag on Fox. The show debuted May 20, and it was received well:

JJ Watt @JJWatt

In the long process of creating a show, you work hard to create something you hope people will enjoy. But the reality is, you have no clue until it finally airs. We’re truly grateful that you like Ultimate Tag and made it summer’s #1 show! See you tonight for Episode 2 @ 9/8c! https://t.co/F8PTb93TrP

The premise meshes playground tag with flag football. Three men and three women enter the tag arena as individual contestants tasked with evading "pro taggers" with his or her flag still attached. Every episode crowns one man and one woman winner, each of whom wins $10,000.

Episode 2, titled "Real Men Do Cry," aired Wednesday night.

The three men competing were 28-year-old Devon, 27-year-old Austin and 26-year-old Thurman.

The trio opened the episode playing "Chase Tag" against pro taggers Bulldog, La Flair and Horse. Bulldog tagged Austin in just 45 seconds. La Flair then entered the obstacle ring and eliminated Devon. Thurman was the last man standing, earning him three points, but Horse snatched his flag with one minute and 39 seconds elapsed.

UltimateTagFOX @UltimateTagFOX

#LaFlair talks the talk AND walks the walk. 🗣 #UltimateTag https://t.co/FJ2nNb1meD

UltimateTagFOX @UltimateTagFOX

The Thurmanator may be on to something here... 🤔 #UltimateTag https://t.co/X0fWuslPib

The women entered next: 38-year-old Alikona, 33-year-old Erycka and 32-year-old Aisha. Pro taggers Atomic Ant, Iron Giantess and Big Deal were pitted against them.

Iron Giantess entered first, and she had trouble catching a contestant. Each woman received a bonus point for making it at least two minutes. Big Deal replaced an apparently injured Iron Giantess and tagged Alikona. Atomic Ant zoned in on Erycka and nabbed her flag, leaving Aisha, who lasted a total of four minutes and 44 seconds before Bulldog ended her run.

JJ Watt @JJWatt

The women putting on a hell of a show so far! #UltimateTag https://t.co/RbVapFuTG7

The next round was called "Dodge Tag," which gives contestants two minutes to score points by hitting a button as many times as possible with two pro taggers roaming in between. Thurman tallied two points to bring his total to five, while Devon scored twice and Austin three times to tie them at four overall points. However, Austin moved on over Devon in the tiebreaker.

UltimateTagFOX @UltimateTagFOX

That looks like a group tackle if I've ever seen one. Wouldn't you say so, @steelers @HoustonTexans? #UltimateTag https://t.co/SQ1Df6vVrM

JJ Watt @JJWatt

In the NFL you’d be headed straight to the blue tent after a hit like that 💀💀💀 https://t.co/eSyTL7bCs8

The Iron Giantess returned for the ladies' "Dodge Tag" round:

UltimateTagFOX @UltimateTagFOX

The moment we've all been waiting for. #UltimateTag https://t.co/SO0MwC7zdO

Alikona was eliminated from the episode because she only managed to hit the button once.

In "Revenge Tag," Thurman took on The Flow. J.J. Watt dared The Flow to tag Thurman within 30 seconds, but he needed one minute and nine seconds to end Thurman's round. Austin had to beat that time against Big Deal. He tagged Big Deal to earn a bonus point and surpassed Thurman's time, eventually losing it at the 2:21 mark.

Austin leapfrogged Thurman for the lead because of his bonus point for tagging Big Deal:

UltimateTagFOX @UltimateTagFOX

My, how the tables have turned. 🔁 #UltimateTag https://t.co/CEGnOwaVts

Erycka overcame her fear of heights in "Dome Tag" to become the women's leader and bring a one-second advantage into the final round with 14 points over Aisha's 13 points.

It all culminated in "The Showdown." Aisha was tagged by Banshee and Beach Boy, adding 10 seconds to her time, and finished the course after one minute and 14 seconds. Erycka's one-second advantage meant she had to complete the course in less than one minute and 15 seconds.

UltimateTagFOX @UltimateTagFOX

We see you, Aisha! She was flying through the course, wasn't she? 👀 #UltimateTag https://t.co/kmeunTWeoS

Erycka finished the course in one minute flat to win $10,000, which she dedicated to underage kids she mentors:

UltimateTagFOX @UltimateTagFOX

She wasn't called a track star in college for nothing! Way to go, Erycka. 👏🏃‍♀️ #UltimateTag https://t.co/XGavybeD1G

Austin and Thurman closed out the episode with their Showdown. Thurman went first and timed out at 53 seconds, which was enough to defeat Austin's 59-second time and claim $10,000.

UltimateTagFOX @UltimateTagFOX

He just Thurmanated that course! What a time to beat. 🦾🤖 #UltimateTag https://t.co/s1OXFx165S

UltimateTagFOX @UltimateTagFOX

A game of seconds — way to compete, Austin. It was an amazing run. 🙌 #UltimateTag https://t.co/X62OBmGsyi

Catch Episode 3 of Ultimate Tag on Fox next Wednesday, June 3, at 9 p.m. ET.