When I first tuned in to this, I thought it was lame too, but once I started watching it was pretty entertaining. It's nice seeing so many familiar faces, and seeing athletes competing together who wouldn't normally be featured in the same events. The rope climb was the most exciting thing I've seen since everI was literally jumping up and down yelling in front of the TV. Also, during the beam competition, I was honestly afraid that Boguinskaia and Liukin were going to break into a fist fight.
Spoiler(and the World Team wuzrobbed.)