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Brooke Nichole Adams and Robert "Robbie" Strauss are a Dating Pro Wrestlers team on The Amazing Race 25.

As professional wrestlers, Brooke & Robbie brought their larger than life personalities and sense of humor to the race. The wrestlers struggled with many aspects of the race, particularly with any mental task, as well as Brooke frequently complaining at the slightest hint of trouble or discomfort, and Robbie largely being unaware of his surroundings. However, they made up for it with their physicality, along with adopting a more cutthroat approach later in the race, allowing them to make it to the final four. Although they believed they had made it to the final three after winning the penultimate leg, an unprecedented twist allowed four teams to race in the final leg, with one being subject to a midpoint elimination. Brooke & Robbie then struggled with navigation in the early part of the final leg, becoming victims to the surprise twist that saw them be eliminated in 4th place.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com[2]

Brooke

Name: Brooke Adams
Age: 29
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Connection to your teammate: Girlfriend
Current occupation: Professional Wrestler
Describe what you do: I perform live wrestling matches all over the world.
3 words to describe you: Dramatic, hilarious and competitive.
Favorite hobbies: Wrestling, weight training and living a healthy, sporty lifestyle.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Winning the Knockouts Championship. For many reasons, I never thought I'd ever accomplish my ultimate goal in a sport that is so difficult and competitive. I had very little professional training prior to becoming a knockout and I go up against the best female wrestlers out there today. I'm truly blessed to have been a Knockouts Champion twice. I never gave up on my dreams and gave it my all.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Rhona Mitra with Cameron Diaz's sense of humor.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Amaury Nolasco from "Prison Break."
What scares you most about traveling? Getting sick, hating the food and the language barriers. I get super frustrated when I can't understand someone.
What excites you most about traveling? Experiencing new environments, cultures and other ways of life that are unfamiliar. Also, seeing the beautiful landscape and architecture of different countries.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: I need to learn to talk things through and not blow up or go to psycho mode so easily. It causes our fights to be long and dragged out.
Pet peeve about your teammate: Mainly how he eats. He tends to smack very loudly and eats crazy fast like he's missed a few meals.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I'd love to go to Greece. It's absolutely beautiful. The water and the architecture are breathtaking.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? To trust and build more confidence in myself, to be more patient, and to trust Rob again. He has hurt me deeply in the past.

Robbie

Name: Robbie E. Strauss
Age: 30
Hometown: Woodbridge, New Jersey
Connection to your teammate: Boyfriend
Current occupation: Professional Wrestler
Describe what you do: I wrestle all over the world and get to let loose and be myself.
3 words to describe you: Charismatic, organized and determined.
Favorite hobbies: Training, wrestling and seeing movies.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Signing a contract to wrestle full time.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Adam Sandler – seriously funny but way better looking.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Cameron Diaz minus the attitude.
What scares you most about traveling? Getting abducted and stuck in a country like in the movies.
What excites you most about traveling? Seeing new things and realizing how much is out there.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: I think Brooke runs from our arguments and then they linger. We have to settle problems to move on.
Pet peeve about your teammate: Her mood swings. She is like two completely different people.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Greece. I would love to see how beautiful it is.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I hope to gain Brooke's trust back.

The Amazing Race 25

Race History

Brooke & Robbie's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → U.S. Virgin Islands No Detour Robbie 4 of 11
2 2 U.S. Virgin Islands → United Kingdom About Face / Pancake Race No Roadblock 7 of 10
3 3 United Kingdom Pony Up / Light My Fire No Roadblock 6 of 9
4 4 United Kingdom → Denmark → Sweden → Denmark Parking Space / Wedding Cake Robbie 2 of 8
5 5 Denmark → Morocco Twirl Time / Tea Time Brooke 5 of 8
6 6 Morocco Camp / Cream Brooke 5 of 7
7 7 Morocco → Italy Painters / Posers Brooke 4 of 6
8 8 Italy → Malta Flag / Shine Robbie 5 of 6
9 9 Malta → Singapore China Cups / Chilli Crabs Brooke 2 of 5
10 10 Singapore → Philippines Catch / Coach No Roadblock 4 of 4
11 11 Philippines This / That Robbie 1 of 4
12 12 Philippines → United States No Detour Eliminated 4 of 4 [1]
Average 4.08
Legend:
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team finished in last and were supposed to be eliminated, but were saved by the Salvage Pass, Resurrection Card, or The Save
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist

Notes:
1: Brooke & Robbie arrived last at the site of the first Roadblock, an elimination point. Instead of being allowed to perform the task, they were eliminated.

Post-Race

  • Brooke revealed that she and Robbie decided to separate after the race had finished.
  • Robbie re-married his ex-wife Tara Sue in August 2015.[3][4]
  • Brooke has since been in a relationship with model Weston Wayne. Brooke became engaged to Weston on April 4, 2017.[5]
  • Brooke has given birth to her and Weston's son, named Jace on September 3, 2016.[6]
  • Robbie's wife Tara has given birth to twin sons named Carter Stone Strauss, and Cash Steven Strauss on November 3, 2016.[7]
  • Robbie participated in the NBC game show, The Titan Games hosted by fellow wrestler, Dwayne Johnson. He was eliminated in the Hammering Ram challenge.[8]

Trivia

Franchise Records

  • ​Brooke is the first woman to complete a Speed Bump and come in 1st place in the same leg.
  • First team to get eliminated in 4th place on the final leg.
  • Second team who competed in the final leg, but were not permitted to complete the remainder of the leg (after Perri & Maristela).

US

External links

Interviews

  • Rob Cesternino at RHAP (12/22/2014): "Amazing Race 25 | Finale Exit Interviews"
  • Joyce Eng at TVGuide (12/24/2014): "Amazing Race's Brooke and Robbie: "This Season Would've Been Super Boring Without Us""
  • Reality TV World (12/2014): "Exclusive: "Dating Pro Wrestlers" Brooke Adams and Robbie E. Strauss talk 'The Amazing Race'" (Parts 1 and 2)
  • Jessica Liese at RHAP (06/02/2015): "The Amazing Race | Bonus RHAP-Up with TAR25's Robbie Strauss"

Social Media Profiles

References

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