John Hennigan - Survivor: David vs. Goliath
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 22 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

Survivor: David vs. Goliath (2018) - 12th place, 9th out - 2nd juror.

  • Idoled out in Episode 8, "You Get What You Give" (Day 22).

John Hennigan - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S37: David vs. Goliath 1.18 3.85 0.31 2 3 3 0.64 2.67 - - - 0.94 3.84
Career 1.18 3.85 0.31 2 3 3 0.64 2.67 - - - 0.94 3.84
John Hennigan - Challenge record
  • S37 logo David vs. Goliath challenges

    Ep5 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (6.5*-for-9; 1 2nd):

    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 1 IC: "Matchbox 25" - Crosses the obstacles, hauls tiles, and the Goliaths win.
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Another Brick in the Wall" - Helps paddle to retrieve puzzle bags; Goliaths win.
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Tangled Up in Blue" - Lassos and hauls the sled, but the Goliaths lose.
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Blind Barrow" - Blindfolded, hauls the barrow with Dan, and Tiva wins! (1st/3).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 5 RC: "Ball-istic Missiles" - Hits sandbags, eventually shoots, but Tiva loses (3rd/3).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 5 IC: "A Bridge You Must Cross" - First to try the snake maze; Tiva doesn't lose (2nd*/3).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 6 RC: "Carry On" - Helps carry coconuts, lands 1 of Tiva's 4 rings, as Tiva wins easily (1st/3).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 6 IC: "Dishwalla" - Helps carry the saucer; Tiva wins again (1st/3).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 8 RC: "Raise the Roof" - Holds the weight the full time, and orange team wins.

    *Second-place finishes in the three-tribe phase of the game count as half a win.


    Ep1 RC

    Individual challenge record (0-for-2): (Mean % finish: 59.3%)

    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 7 IC: "Ring Leader" - Accidentally steps off after transition to the other hand (4th/13).
    • David vs. Goliath Ep. 8 IC: "Can't Buoy Me Love" - Fifth person to drop their buoy, fairly quickly (8th/12).


    Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-1): (Mean % finish: 50.0%)

    • David vs. Goliath, Ep. 1 Hero RC: Crosses obstacles, works the cube puzzle, but the Goliaths lose.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 6
    2nd place: 1
    Played: 9
    Win%: 0.72
    Sat out: --
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 0
    Played: 2
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 59.3%
  • Hero challenges/ duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 1
    Win%: 0.00
    Mean% Finish: 50.0%
John Hennigan - Tribal Council record
  • S37 logo David vs. Goliath Tribal

    Ep8 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played (0/0):

    • David vs. Goliath: None.


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (2/3):


    VAP - Votes against (3):

    • David vs. Goliath, Ep. 8: Three votes, from Christian, Davie, and Nick (idoled out, [0]-3-[0]).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

    • David vs. Goliath, Ep. 14: Voted for Nick Wilson, who won, 7-3-0.
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 0
    Played: --
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 2
    Tribals: 3
    VAP: 3
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
John Hennigan - Pictures
  • S37 logo David vs. Goliath image gallery
John Hennigan - Interviews
  • S37 logo David vs. Goliath interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • Josh Wigler at The Hollywood Reporter (5/25/18): "Survivor: Filmmaker Mike White, Wrestler John Hennigan to Compete on Season 37"
    • CBS pre-game interview (9/7/18)
    • Josh Wigler at The Hollywood Reporter (9/19/18): "Meet the Goliath Tribe"
    • Josh Wigler at RHAP (9/19/18): "First One Out: The Storm - Chapter 3: Slamtown"


    Post-game interviews

    • Gordon Holmes at (11/15/18): "John - 'I Didn't Trust Alec Because of the Way He Voted Out Natalia'"
    • Dalton Ross at (11/15/18): "John Morrison reacts to the #BrochachoBlindside"
    • Mike Bloom at (11/15/18): "John Hennigan Gets Pinned By an Idol Tag Team"
    • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (11/15/18): "Exit Interview | Latest Player Out from David vs. Goliath - 11/15/18"
John Hennigan - Bio
  • S37 logo David vs. Goliath bio

    Official CBS David vs. Goliath bio excerpts (9/5/18):


    "Hobbies: Parkour/MMA, writing, and surfing.


    What's your personal claim to fame? Pro wrestling fans around the world know John Hennigan as The Mayor Of Slamtown, Johnny Nitro, John Morrison, Johnny Mundo, Johnny Impact, the Shaman of Sexy, The Wednesday Night Delight... I've had more epic ring names than most wrestlers have had championships and in addition to those, plenty of other nicknames that aren't so nice.


    In addition to being a world famous pro wrestler, I starred in dozens of TV shows, such as GLOWon Netflix, and movies including the award-winning action comedy Boone: The Bounty Hunter, which I also wrote and produced.


    If you could have three things on the island what would they be and why?  Three ab wheels... in case the first two break. It's important to not underestimate fitness on the island.


    Which Survivor contestant are you most like?  Mike Holloway with shades of Cochran—I plan to form alliances early and play a loyal game at first. Play strategically in challenges; dominate when necessary. If it seems strategically wise I'll dominate challenges, but I plan to have more tact than Mike when it comes to publicly putting my desire to win the game over the group's happiness because that kills trust within the group. The way Cochran was there for people as a "therapist" is similar to how Mike stood up to for Shirin, but Cochran seemed to have a more constant relationship with his group than Mike.


    Why do you think you'll "survive" Survivor My daily life consists of physical training, building relationships, and positioning myself favorably in dozens of wrestling organizations worldwide. I currently consistently work for over 20 different wrestling promotions all over the world. Two years ago, I came to Triple A without speaking fluent Spanish and sat in a locker room full of prideful luchadores, some of whom had worked for that company for over 20 years. Less than one year later, I'm the first non-Mexican Triple Champion of Triple A because I positioned myself strategically within that organization, built a great relationship with the owner, and by kicking ass, like I kick ass in the ring my talent could not be overlooked. I am an English speaking Irish-American who grew up in Palos Verdes, and a multi-million dollar Mexican wrestling company decided that I am the best person to represent their brand. Everywhere I go the challenge is the same. I win because I understand how to play the game."