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Rhode Hog was a lightweight competitor which competed in the final three seasons of Comedy Central BattleBots. It was armed with a clamping shell, which was replaced with a horizontally-spinning disk for Season 5.0. It performed decently in competition, reaching the round of 64 as a rookie. It featured a Slam Cam during Season 3.0 but it was never shown.

The team hailed from Rhode Island, hence the name. Michael Thombs would later return as a member of Swamp Thing for their 2022 application to Season 7 of BattleBots.

Robot History[]

Season 3.0[]

Rhode Hog vs. Archangel

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Rhode Hog fighting Archangel.

Rhode Hog's first match of the season was Archangel where it won on a 30-15 judges decision by using its shell to effect. This win put Rhode Hog to the final preliminary round, where it faced Road Dot.

Rhode Hog vs. Road Dot (Forfeit)

However, Road Dot had technical issues and it was forced to forfeit. Rhode Hog won by default and was now in the taped rounds, where it faced Matts Bammer.

Rhode Hog vs. Matts Bammer

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Rhode Hog gets rammed into by Matts Bammer.

In the match, Rhode Hog couldn't clamp into Matts Bammer as it kept hitting Rhode Hog with its axe. Moments later in the match, Rhode Hog stopped moving and Matts Bammer slammed into Rhode Hog against the spike strip before it was counted out at 2:42. Matts Bammer won the fight by KO and Rhode Hog was eliminated from the tournament.

Season 4.0[]

Rhode Hog vs. Learning Curve

Rhode Hog's first match was against Learning Curve. As the match began, Learning Curve missed its initial ram and slammed itself into the wall. Then both robots started pushing each other. Rhode Hog managed to get half of Learning Curve in its shell but couldn't move with Learning Curve and both robots had to be separated. Both robots circled around each other and Learning Curve got a few light rams in before the time ran out. Learning Curve won the fight on a 27-18 judges decision and Rhode Hog was eliminated from the competition.

Season 5.0[]

Rhode Hog vs. Fang

Rhode Hog went through a bye in the first round and advanced to the second round against Fang. In the match, Fang lost one of its wheels due to Rhode Hog's new spinning disk but Rhode Hog suddenly lost power and was counted out. Fang won the fight by KO and Rhode Hog was eliminated from the tournament once again.

Rhode Hog Pits

Rhode Hog in The Pits during Season 5.0.


  • Wins: 2
  • Losses: 3
Competition Wins Losses
Season 3.0


Road Dot (Forfeit)

Matts Bammer
Season 4.0 None Learning Curve
Season 5.0 Bye Fang