Originally written on AllWrestlingNews.com  |  Last updated 11/16/14
Syfy has released the trailer for a new Real Steel-like reality series hosted by Chris Jericho premiering Tuesday, February 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Each week, “Robot Combat League” will feature tournament-style battles between eight-feet tall, state-of-the-art humanoid robots controlled by human “robo-jockeys.” Syfy describes the program as: “The idea of robots in battle has captured the imagination for generations. Now, through ground-breaking engineering, the fusion of a human’s fighting spirit with a powerful robotic machine built for destruction has become a reality. This extraordinary new series will feature twelve teams consisting of a fighter (a “robo-jockey”) and a robotics engineer (a “robo-tech”) from myriad backgrounds including a race car driver, an Olympic athlete, a National Guard helicopter pilot along with a mix of professional fighters and software engineers. Each team is paired with its own unique robot and will fight in a first-of-its kind competition using a high-te...
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