In March 2011, Leavine was announced as one of the fourteen contestants for the revival of WWE Tough Enough. Leavine was not regarded as one of the front runners at the beginning of the show, but ended strongly and made it to the final two with Luke Robinson. He was announced as the winner of Tough Enough on the June 6 episode of Raw by Stone Cold Steve Austin who gave him a Stone Cold Stunner after being slapped by Vince McMahon, as a welcoming gift to the WWE. Leavine also appeared on Raw the following week on June 13, in a backstage segment with Austin and CM Punk. In April 2012, Leavine was released from WWE.