The pandemic has made things difficult for everyone, and the film and television industries have been no exception. Not every show could move into an outdoor amphitheater that was unused, or move into an arena and fill it with LED screens.
A case of shifting production and release schedules created a slightly awkward moment for WWE and its partners at FOX. The Reality Cooking Contest Junior Master Chef is currently airing its eighth season, but it looks like it was largely screened and filmed before March 2020 – and we all know what happened in March 2020.
It’s possible that filming resumed sometime after the most restrictive lockdowns were lifted, but it was definitely filmed before November 4, 2021. Because that’s when WWE released Ember Moon, and I doubt she’ll join The Miz, Natalya & Dolph Ziggler as a guest star on the next WWE edition of the show if she’s been let go yet.
The official description does not list the Superstars involved, but they were spotted during the commercial that aired during Smack down last night (May 27).
The remaining four Junior Chefs team up with WWE Superstars, who are much more comfortable in the ring. The winning junior receives tickets to a WWE match. In the elimination challenge, the chefs prepare one of Gordon Ramsay’s signature dishes.
Let’s hope Gordon doesn’t eliminate Ember (now Athena) and her junior leader.
Episode 13 of Junior Master Chef “WWE Tag Team” premieres next Thursday, June 2 at 9 p.m. ET.