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Wham! Bam! was a lightweight robot built by Team Peril which competed in Season 3.0, Season 4.0, and Season 5.0 Comedy Central BattleBots.

Wham! Bam! was a two-wheel drive, silver wedge-shaped robot armed with a horizontally swinging baseball bat. It was able to score one career win over Burning Metal, reaching the Round of 64 in Season 4.0 but going winless in its other two competitions. Wham! Bam!'s team captain, Bruce Eddie Switzer, also fought with Twin Paradox.

Outside BattleBots[]

Under the name Thwack, Wham! Bam! fought at ROBOlympics in 2004, and again as the event was renamed RoboGames in 2005 and 2006. It went 1-2 in both the 2004 and 2005 events, before going winless in 2006 and not returning for future competitions.

Robot History[]

Season 3.0[]

Wham! Bam! vs. Half Ass N Random

Wham! Bam!'s first opponent was Half Ass N Random. Half Ass N Random won by KO at 0:48 and Wham! Bam! was eliminated.

Season 4.0[]

Wham! Bam! vs. Burning Metal

Wham! Bam! returned for Season 3.0 and first took on Burning Metal. The match started as a pushing match with Wham! Bam!'s bat swinging over the top of Burning Metal. The judges decided the pushing match with a split 23-22 decision in the favor of Wham! Bam!.

Wham! Bam! vs. Serial Box Killer

Wham! Bam! then fought Serial Box Killer. The two bots circled each other with both bots exchanging hits. It also pushed Serial pretty well once, and then smacked it into the spikes. Serial Box Killer got stuck under the spikes a couple of times, but was able to push Wham! Bam! into the wall several times. Throughout the match, Serial Box Killer had a slight pushing advantage, which may have given it the win in a 23-22 decision.

Season 5.0[]

Wham! Bam! vs. Cleprechaun

Wham! Bam!'s First match this season was against Cleprechaun. It lost by KO, and was eliminated from the competition.


  • Wins: 1
  • Losses: 3
Competition Wins Losses
Season 3.0 None Half Ass N Random
Season 4.0 Burning Metal Serial Box Killer
Season 5.0 None Cleprechaun