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For the Extreme Series 1 event, see Robot Wars Extreme: Series 1/Challenge Belt.
For the Extreme Series 2 event, see Robot Wars Extreme: Series 2/Challenge Belt.

The Challenge Belt was a competition which was held during Nickelodeon Robot Wars, consisting of three special one-on-one battles aired as part of Episodes 3, 4 and 5. The Challenge Belt was awarded to Tyranabot for winning the US Championship, and it was required to battle any challengers that desired to take the Challenge Belt from it. If Tyranabot could win three consecutive battles, it would be able to keep the Challenge Belt for good.

Competing RobotsEdit

HolderEdit

Tyranabot
Tyranabot
Weight 220lbs
Dimensions 16" x 48" x 38"
Power 4 x 24v Electric Motors
Weapons Biting Jaws
Strengths Excellent Pushing Power
Weaknesses Poor Steering Ability
From: Michigan
Team Members: Tim Loftis, Jennie Loftis, Ivan Loftis

ChallengersEdit

TutTut
Tut Tut
Weight 215lbs
Dimensions 29" x 35" x 40"
Power 2 x Electric Motors
Weapons Pneumatic Axe
Strengths Powerful Lifting Arm
Weaknesses Can Be Flipped
From: Oregon
Team Members: Mike Morrow, Nancy Rodriquez, Carlos Rodriquez
Rosie the Riveter II
Rosie the Riveter 2
Weight 215lbs
Dimensions 19" x 43" x 36"
Power 2 x 35v Wheelchair Motors
Weapons 24v Belt Driven Saw
Strengths Sturdy & Powerful
Weaknesses Vulnerable Wheel Casing
From: Oregon
Team Members: Tom Vaeretti, Mike Light, Anthony Light
Probophobia
Probophobia
Weight 171lbs
Dimensions 9" x 71" x 29"
Power 2 x 12v Electric Motors
Weapons Lifting Forks
Strengths Fast & Sturdy
Weaknesses Not Tested In Battle
From: California
Team Members: Jeff Banks, Jan Banks, Jeana Banks

ChallengesEdit

Tyranabot vs Tut TutEdit

Tut Tut vs Tyranabot

Tut Tut axes Tyranabot, but is attacked by Dead Metal

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Tut Tut axe knocks out Tyranabot

The challengers Tut Tut dominated the opening moments of the battle, landing several blows of its axe on Tyranabot, before pushing it back towards the arena angle grinder. But then, Tyranabot fought back and shunted Tut Tut into Dead Metal's CPZ, Dead Metal managed to slice into the side of Tut Tut, but didn't cause any major damage, so Tut Tut was able to drive away. However, Tyranabot wasn't able to pull away from the CPZ and Tut Tut buried its axe into its top again, leaving the Challenge Belt holders immobilized. Dead Metal sliced into the side of the immobile Tyranabot and then sliced into one of its wheels. Tyranabot was counted out by Refbot and Shunt pushed it towards the floor flipper. Tyranabot was then thrown by the arena floor flipper and pushed into the Pit of Oblivion by Shunt. Tut Tut was now the new Challenge Belt holder.

Winner: Tut Tut

Tut Tut vs Rosie the Riveter 2Edit

Tut Tut vs Rosie the Riveter II

Tut Tut lands an early axe blow

Tut Tut vs. Rosie The Riveter 2

Tut Tut drags Rosie the Riveter 2 onto the flipper

The two robots evaded each other at first, but Rosie the Riveter made an effort to drive around the rear of Tut Tut where it could push from, and Rosie the Riveter did this successfully. After pushing Tut Tut into the arena side wall, Rosie the Riveter charged at Tut Tut again, getting fully underneath Tut Tut, but Rosie the Riveter was unable to punish Tut Tut any further. Tut Tut then caught Rosie the Riveter side-on, and struck with its axe.

"Rosie's having a little trouble there, not too much lateral movement with that bot, but plenty of power and speed when he gets a good run at it!"
— Stefan Frank
Rosie the Riveter II vs Tut Tut

Rosie the Riveter 2 charges into Tut Tut

Tut Tut vs Rosie the Riveter

Rosie the Riveter 2 drives Tut Tut into Shunt

Tut Tut proceeded to push and drag Rosie the Riveter around the arena, over the floor flipper panel, before Rosie the Riveter could spin away and escape. Rosie the Riveter got underneath Tut Tut again, and pushed it into Shunt's CPZ, which axed a wheel of Tut Tut. By this point, Tut Tut was fully on top of Rosie the Riveter, but when Tut Tut slid off, it got caught on a protrusion of Rosie the Riveter, which could use this to drag Tut Tut around the arena again, before pushing Tut Tut in the opposite direction again, pushing Tut Tut into the arena wall with its axe lowered.

"Now there's a bit of a piggyback ride, with Rosie as the tractor pull!"
— Stefan Frank
Tut Tut vs Rosie

Rosie the Riveter 2's drive opens it up to attack from Tut Tut

Rosie the Riveter freewheeling

Rosie the Riveter 2 briefly drives on two wheels

After the robots briefly lingered over the steam-exuding flame pit, Rosie the Riveter got underneath Tut Tut once more and started pushing it, though Tut Tut was axing Rosie the Riveter all the while. Tut Tut then got an accurate strike with its axe, hooking into a wheel guard of Rosie the Riveter, and then getting underneath Rosie the Riveter side-on, and pushing it towards the arena wall. However, Rosie the Riveter managed to drive off the slope of Tut Tut, and precariously drove, balanced on two wheels.

"What a great tussle this is, not a clear winner here!"
— Stefan Frank
Rosie the Riveter 2 vs Tut Tut

Rosie the Riveter 2 pins Tut Tut against the rails

Tut Tut vs Rosie the Riveter 2

The battle ends with Tut Tut's axe buried in Rosie the Riveter 2

Rosie the Riveter slammed the arena disc trigger, but after it drove away, Tut Tut buried its axe into Rosie the Riveter again. Tut Tut missed with the axe on its second attempt as Rosie the Riveter fled towards the pit trigger, which lowered, and Rosie the Riveter drove dangerously near to the pit itself. Rosie the Riveter pushed Tut Tut into the arena wall again over the steam pit, but Shunt came out of its CPZ to separate the two robots. Shunt itself found itself ironically stuck over the steam pit after this.

"Tut Tut was quick with the axe, but Rosie was even quicker with the movement! Right from the beginning, this was a close battle! I'd hate to be a judge here!"
— Stefan Frank

The two robots clashed one last time, with Tut Tut landing one final axe blow, and pushed it into the centre of the arena. The judges delivered a split decision in favour of Tut Tut.

Winner: Tut Tut

Tut Tut vs ProbophobiaEdit

Tut Tut Vs Probophobia

Tut Tut axes a smoking Probophobia

Tut Tut drove in an odd curved fashion towards Probophobia, but eventually reached its target. However, Tut Tut missed with its axe strike. Probophobia was not moving away, so Tut Tut slipped in between Probophobia's weaponry, and struck Probophobia with its axe.

Tut Tut drove onto Probophobia's lifting prongs, but Probophobia barely raised Tut Tut before setting it free. Probophobia was still minimal in movement as Tut Tut edged it towards the arena side wall and angle grinder. But while Tut Tut was pushing Probophobia, it drove up Probophobia's basic wedge. Probophobia then sprung in to life, and shunted Tut Tut all the way into the other side of the arena, and into the arena side wall.

The next part of the battle shown on film was of Tut Tut suddenly striking Probophobia with its axe, making a hole in the top of Probophobia. Tut Tut could then push Probophobia around in circles, which began to vent smoke, and stop moving again. Tut Tut was reluctant to remove its axe, but it eventually did so, and it then drove into the pit release.

The pit lowered, and Probophobia was revealed to be very near it. Probophobia had no movement in its wheels, so it instead rotated its lifting prongs 360° to flip itself over, and then once more, making for a unique method of movement.

"But [Probophobia] can actually use that lifting arm as a walker instead, so they're not actually immobilised by the rules of Robot Wars."
— Stefan Frank

As Probophobia had moved itself up to the arena side wall, it was vulnerable for Tut Tut to attack side-on with the axe. However, when Tut Tut did attack with the axe, Probophobia then clamped Tut Tut's axe with its lifting prongs. Tut Tut could still push Probophobia into an angle grinder, however, where Sir K was mysteriously close by. Sir K grabbed Probophobia by its lifting weapon, shortly before 'cease' was called.

The Judges unanimously opted in favour of Tut Tut as the winner of the battle. Having won three matches, Tut Tut could now take the Challenge Belt home.

Winner: Tut Tut

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