In the same manner as the 2011 movie Real Steel with Hugh Jackman, SyFy announced they are smashing fighting robots with good 'ol reality TV.
The new program hosted by WWE wrestler Chris Jericho, called Robot Combat League, just finished their first season of production and the date for release has yet to be announced...Below is a description of the show from EW:
Robot Combat League will have 12 teams. Each consists of a fighter (dubbed a “robo-jockey”) and a robotics engineer (a “robo-tech”). The fighters and techs are from various backgrounds, such as a race car driver, an Olympic athlete, a National Guard helicopter pilot. One of the robo-jocks, for example, is MMA fighter Amanda Lucas (Star Wars visionary George Lucas’ daughter). Each team is paired with its own unique robot, all designed by Setrakian, that will have unique strengths and vulnerabilities. And, of course, the robots will have a colorful names, such as “Steampunk” and “Sgt. Smash.”
Fights consist of three rounds, with the winning team advancing to the next competition. The winning team claims a $100,000 prize. Jericho will set up each fight and provide play-by-play commentary.
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