Chris Jericho Hosting New Robot Combat League Show On Syfy (Pictures)

Former WWE superstar Chris Jericho is returning to the SyFy channel, but not for WWE. Entertainment Weekly announced on Tuesday that Jericho will be hosting the Robot Combat League, which premieres February 26, 2013.

SyFy president Mark Stern told EW, “It has always been our desire — and it’s really come around perennially — to update and do Battle Bots for the new century. Can we do Real Steel? Are we at a place where you can do real bipedal robots? Every time we tried to to do it [the project] was stymied by the technology.”

The league will have 12 teams, each consisting of a fighter (the “robo-jockey”) and a robotics engineer (the “robo-tech”). The fighters and techs are from all different backgrounds, including an Olympic athlete, a National Guard helicopter pilot, a race car drive and Amanda Lucas, MMA fighter daughter of of George Lucas (“Star Wars”).

Fights consist of three rounds, with the winning team advancing to the next round. The winning team gets $100,000.

Chris Jericho will set up each fight and provide play-by-play commentary.

Check out these pictures of Chris Jericho and the Robot Combat League robots:

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  • pwnez

    At least this looks better than Downfall. What a disaster that was.

    • Mr_Shrimp_Vendor

      This will be no better. Watch.

      • morrisonfanone

        Probably not. It might just be that Chris Jericho’s TV shows are jinxed.

  • wiz

    happy to see that he’ll still have a place on tv

  • Guest

    Yay, Jericho is back, baby. Just wish he was doing more than just playing tv host to crappy television shows that go nowhere. Of course then again, he was pretty much doing that when he left too. #heel

  • Pozessed

    Who else said “Welcome to Robot Combat League IS JERICHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!”?

  • HRMA

    Oh look, dogfighting and cockfighting is illegal, but making a bunch of robots graphically tear each other apart is television entertainment.

    Has no one watched the Matrix or any other AI-based film? This is the kind of stuff that eventually comes back to bite us in the ass HARD once AI catches up in a big way.

    • Mr_Shrimp_Vendor

      An army of low budget terminators created by a bunch of robotic tech nerds. Send them off to fight the pending zombie-pocalypse for us, since too many of us are probably going to be too fat, out of shape, drugged up and lazy to combat them ourselves. ;)

  • DigitalWWE

    I’d watch this. Downfall was horrible.

    • morrisonfanone

      I kind of liked it. I wasn’t about to scream and break things because it went off the air, but it was better then some things on TV.

  • Seth

    George Lucas daughter’s robot lasted 2 rounds only. She is a fat butch dyke.

    • Seth

      MMA fighter? She needs to go on a fucking diet

  • heterosexual

    jericho you big dilf

  • morrisonfanone

    He will honestly do anything, won’t he? It does sound kind of cool.

  • tina2340

    JERICHOOO is going to be badass in this show i know it. The show doesnt look too bad either. It definitely is going to be entertaining to say the least. Hey maybe it’ll inspire George Lucas in directing some new rad futuristic movies?? I hope so