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Foley to host 'Robot Wars' show
Thursday, June 28, 2001

Mick Foley - best known to millions of World Wrestling Federation fans as the ousted Commissioner and the deranged "Mankind" - will step outside the ring for a revolutionary new sport, when he becomes the host of TNN'S Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors. Foley will tape six episodes of the series at the state-of-the-art post-apocalyptic Robot Wars arena, where U.S. robots will battle gladiatorial style, and confront the specially designed, and dangerously equipped Robot Wars' 'house bots' - including Sir Killalot, Sgt. Bash, Shunt, Dead Metal and the metal diva, Matilda.

Rebecca Grant, co-host of the FOX series "NFL Under The Helmet," will serve as Pit Reporter for TNN'S Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors.

"Mick Foley is the perfect host for TNN'S Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors," says Diane Robina, Executive Vice President and General Manager, TNN. "He's beloved by World Wrestling Federation fans, and is a natural to host this high octane robot battle, featuring house robots that develop as characters - much like the many characters of World Wrestling Federation."

TNN'S Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors will be telecast on TNN beginning Monday, August 20 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) as the lead-in programming to Raw Is War, cable's highest rated series. TNN will also telecast 23 episodes of the popular British Robot Wars series in the same time slots.

Battling robots have been cited by Newsweek as the "first sport to break into popular culture in the new century." Robot Wars was the first to create the battling robot craze in California in early 1990's, premiered on British television four years ago, and is now a hit series in 16 countries, including Britain, Sweden, Italy and Germany. TNN'S Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors is produced by Mentorn, the creators of the original ROBOT WARS series and the U.K.'s largest independent producer. Tom Gutteridge and Stephen Carsey serve as Executive Producers.

-- SLAM! newswire

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