“Coming into tribal tonight, we were all planning on staying Goliath strong,” John Hennigan admitted during his Ponderosa video after his shocking elimination in the November 14 episode of “Survivor: David vs. Goliath.” John continued, “[And] we did. Seven votes for Christian Hubicki. I was actually feeling really guilty about it, because I love the guy.” Watch CBS’s full Ponderosa video above.
The game flipped on its head when Davie Rickenbacker used his hidden immunity idol to save Christian, and then Dan Rengering played his idol (at least one of them) for Angelina Keeley. That meant John ended up being eliminated with only three votes from David tribe members Christian, Davie and Nick Wilson.
John laughed, “Ironically I predicted a #BrochachoBlindside tonight, which turned out to be me, not him. I didn’t expect it. They got me tonight.” After having his torch snuffed, John met with the “Survivor” doctor who reminded him that he began the game weighing 203 pounds. John’s weight after 22 days on the island was 192 pounds, meaning he lost 11 pounds. “Not bad,” noted John as he went off to gorge on pizza.
“My first thought about being a member of the jury is, at least on the jury you get to sleep on a bed and eat food,” declared the pro wrestler. “The glass is half-full, you know what I’m talking about? I just ended up being an unexpected casualty of tribal council.”
The season’s first jury member, Elizabeth Olson, was on-hand to greet John and welcome him to Ponderosa. John reminded us that even though he hardly ever spoke to Elizabeth in the game, it was “really comforting seeing her there smiling … because I know that she knew what I had been through because she had just been through the same thing a few days prior.”
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