BattleBots Season 2 on ABC will feature the four bots who won their spots in the BattleBots rumble on May 10 in the preview special called BattleBots: The Gears Awaken. The rumble winners secured the last four spots in the field of 48 that will contend for the championship. Names in bold emerged from the rumbles:
- Son of Whyachi (S.O.W) vs. Creepy Crawlies vs. Ultraviolent
- Basilisk vs. Blacksmith vs. Gemini
- Invader vs. Mohawk vs. Lycan
- Bad Kitty vs. Skorpios vs. Black Ice
It takes a family to keep Son of Whyachi (S.O.W.) in top form. Mechanical engineer Terry Ewert is the owner, son Lucas Ewert is the captain, son Reese Ewert is the Crew Chief, and wife Elizabeth “Lisa” Ewert aka “Team Mom” keeps everyone in order. (Non-Ewert S.O.W. fabricator Richard “No Dicks Allowed” Stuplich plays an important role too.) Fun fact about Team Whyachi: they claim to be two-time beer pong champions. Is that the next big competitive reality show? BattleBots Season 2 will premiere Thursday, June 23 at 8pm on ABC.