The playing cards have been stacked towards Wes on this season of ‘The Problem,’ and he dished to HL about why he felt so betrayed, why he struggled in his elimination and far more.
Wes Bergmann was eradicated by his good friend and ally, Devin Walker, in the course of the Dec. 23 episode of The Problem: Double Brokers. He was voted into the elimination by Leroy Garrett, who he thought-about a good friend, and Leroy’s associate, Kaycee Clark. On the present, Leroy and his girlfriend, Kam Williams, shaped an alliance that focused Wes from day one. Different veteran gamers, like Cory Wharton, Nelson Thomas and Aneesa Ferreira, joined in, claiming that they needed to get Wes out as a result of he was a grimy and disloyal participant.
Listening to that notion annoyed Wes, who stated that he’s truly made a degree to play an sincere sport over time. “To set the report straight, I’ve by no means backstabbed anyone,” Wes instructed HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “I do know that sound bizarre, however I front-stab my enemies. There’s no have to backstab anybody. That’s a coward transfer. I get a repute for being a backstabber as a result of I’ve despatched dwelling so many individuals, however I don’t backstab them. They’re not my mates, they’re my enemies, so I’m allowed to do regardless of the f*** I need to them. I play the cleanest sport there will be.”
Coming onto this season, Wes had no concept that the playing cards could be stacked up towards him in the best way that they have been. In reality, he got here into the sport having good relationships with each returning participant within the sport. “To some extent, someplace on the spectrum, [every single returning player] was my good friend,” he defined. “I by no means crossed or voted for anybody there, aside from CT [Tamburello], I believe, and we’re virtually members of the family. I’d accomplished each single dude in the home favors and by no means crossed them. It form of labored out in my favor that every one my enemies and other people I beforehand voted for weren’t on this season. That was fully luck.”
Nonetheless, as soon as the opposite gamers started realizing the entire relationships Wes had, they began turning towards him. “Unexpectedly, each single man in there was paranoid,” Wes stated. “And there’s a few women in there that aren’t very good and a few random contributing components to the whole lot that aren’t game-related, however bleed into the sport. It was a irritating scenario.”
Wes gave us a ton of intel into what went down, who he’s nonetheless mad at now, his relationship along with his associate, Natalie Anderson, and far more. Take a look at extra from the interview under:
On being up towards his good friend, Devin, within the elimination and whether or not he let Devin win: I simply went by means of the motions. I didn’t surrender. I didn’t give it to him. However [that challenge] was the equal of a schoolyard combat. You must go to a psychological place that I didn’t even attempt to go to. I believe it was two-fold. It was the truth that I used to be going towards him, and the truth that I felt my again was up towards the wall politically and there wasn’t something I might do about it. It was simply fully uphill. It was a really dangerous setting with folks there appearing like lower than people. There was actually no motivation. I couldn’t discover it inside me to go any more durable than I did. That’s to not say I’d’ve received if I had been capable of finding it — he did a really, superb job. But it surely was very de-motivational.
On Devin ‘kicking his butt’ within the problem: It lasted perhaps 20 minutes or a half hour, in that vary. However, traditionally, that sport can final two hours. So if I say I misplaced in 20 minutes, that’s form of getting my butt kicked. That’s imagined to be a type of marathon video games and it positively wasn’t in that vary.
On why Johnny Bananas not being on ‘Double Brokers’ could have harm his sport: Forgetting the Whole Insanity season, since that was a whole anomaly, nobody ever feels insecure with my presence as a result of they know I’m solely apprehensive about eliminating Bananas. They know I’m going to be spending my effort and time on him, so they may care much less about me. It’s like one large, dangerous scary goal is best than ten lowly targets who’re simply going to seek out little coward methods to vote me in privately. So, to a sure extent, and I by no means realized it till it was gone, however having one large, dangerous wolf [Bananas] going towards me is definitely some of the efficient methods.
On the place he stands with CT after CT voted towards their alliance to ship Devin into elimination: CT is a member of the family, however not an excellent individual to work with. He’s debatably probably the most egocentric participant ever. I’m in a very crappy scenario with him. I’ve a lot love and respect for him and can by no means cross him, so he will get me as an alliance member by default, however he doesn’t essentially return the favor within the sport. However he’s additionally not voting straight for me, so it’s actually none of my enterprise. I’m not, like, making voodoo dolls about him or something. He did what he needed to do.
On why he’s so upset with Aneesa: I’m positively nonetheless salty [about how everything went down]. My emotions are harm. Aneesa — I’ve recognized her for about 15 years. She’s a private good friend. I’ve confided in her about psychological well being points that I’ve had and she or he’s form of coached me by means of issues. She’s a sister-like determine. So she makes this ridiculous sport transfer that I don’t agree with, but it surely’s nonetheless a sport transfer, so I can’t be butthurt. Then, quick ahead a number of months, and on worldwide tv, in a personal interview, she calls me a disloyal piece of s***. It’s as a result of she feels so responsible and insecure about how dangerous and imply and silly of a choice she made, that she initiatives her emotions within the confessional
I’m not there to defend myself as a result of it’s a one-on-one interview. So I don’t discover out about it till later. Then, she involves me in a personal textual content message and tries to apologize, however I’m like, there are a number of million people who find themselves going to see a good friend name me a chunk of s*** on television. So far as I’m involved, a public shaming of that dimension, which is so uncalled for, calls for a public apology. You’ll be able to’t simply defame somebody in entrance of two million folks after which write a personal textual content message and assume it’s going to be all good.
On why being known as ‘disloyal’ by Aneesa, Leroy & Teresa was so hurtful: I’ve by no means been a disloyal piece of s*** to any of them. None of them have the braveness to say that to my face. In the event that they did, I’d say, when have I been disloyal or a chunk of s*** to you? They’d appear like an fool as a result of there IS no time. However all of them go in and take low cost photographs in interviews and I’m mad at them for taking these low cost photographs. It’s one factor to say, ‘Wes is a menace, he’s good, let’s eliminate him.’ But it surely’s one other to enter interviews and say issues which might be very hurtful. I’ll say some imply s*** about my enemies, however not my mates.
On why he needed to associate with Natalie & the way it made him extra of a goal: I beelined to Natalie. I knew what I used to be doing. My spouse is a giant Survivor fan and I’ve been watching it begrudgingly, however then I slowly bought into it and I’m nearly on the level the place I can name myself a fan. [Natalie] is an alpha feminine to be revered in actually each space they’re ever going to check us in, together with being an excellent human. I had a sense they have been going to inform us to pair up [on our own], and I used to be able to run at her.
For no matter motive, my goal is at all times fairly large by default, however you then pair me up with debatably the very best lady in the home and now my goal turns into insurmountably giant. It’s no knock on both of us, but when I had been mates together with her for years, I’d say we must always break up up and be with different companions. It form of stinks that the one season the place I get this totally wonderful associate, we don’t get to bash folks’s heads in collectively — we have been nonetheless competing individually. So there was actually no incentive in getting her.
On whether or not he plans to return to the present if he’s requested again: There’s little question that this has put a bitter style in my mouth. I’m fairly down on the whole lot at this actual second. However I’m an addict, so in the identical means that an alcoholic can say they don’t need to drink once more, as quickly as you flash a shot of fireball in entrance of their face, they nonetheless may take it. So, sadly, I’m very weak in that regard.
At this actual second, do I need to return? no. However as quickly because the casting administrators name and butter me up with a few compliments, unexpectedly, I’m in all probability going to be slightly extra enticed. Proper now I’m pissed. My emotions are harm. I believe there’s additionally some non-related sport points which might be creeping into the sport that MTV has completely on management over, and I would simply sit back till it’s all form of over.
It’s a irritating scenario as a result of it’s a sport I actually do love with each ounce of my coronary heart and I need to preserve enjoying it. It’s my model of an athletic pastime that I can take into this later stage in my life. It’s arduous and difficult, but it surely’s nonetheless very fulfilling. And it sucks that it feels prefer it is perhaps taken away as a result of the enjoyable is taken away, and if there’s no enjoyable in it, then I’ve no incentive to return