"Welcome to our special Grudge Match edition of Robot Wars. Over the course of the last two wars over 150 teams have competed and things have turned a bit nasty. Some people haven't been happy with our Judges' decisions, others have made enemies and wanna sort them out, some just want revenge and hey, if people wanna fight who are we to stop 'em. Over the course of the next half-hour prides will be dented, scores will be settled and grown men will be reduced to tears and we're gonna love it!"
— Craig Charles

After the main competition of Robot Wars: The Second Wars, a special episode, The Grudge Matches, was shown featuring a variety of one-off battles. These battles included the titular 'Grudge Matches' - giving robots the chance to settle scores from the first two series - as well as some featuring robots which did not take part in the main series. The fights shown in the special included:

The episode also featured highlights from the Featherweight, Lightweight and Middleweight championships, along with those of the Super Heavyweight championship heats.

The episode featuring The Grudge Matches was originally broadcast on March 12 1999. The broadcast managed to attract 5.17 million viewers, a decrease of 1.77 million viewers when compared with the previous episode. According to BARB, this meant it fell to second in the top thirty highest rated BBC 2 broadcasts during 8-14 March, behind Red Dwarf.

"Thanks for watching our Grudge Match special. That's all the scores we've got time to settle. Now remember we don't suffer fools and we don't like bores but we do get even, on Robot Wars."
— Craig Charles' sign-off
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