Huh. We sort of expected more from a pitiless killer robot.
But there was much more to Blendo than met the eye. It consisted of a repurposed wok (oh, you thought we were joking?) surrounded by a spinning, sharpened steel ring. This ring was in turn augmented by two reinforced blades, each of which Hyneman described as "a piece of steel the size of a fist traveling at the speed of sound." Basically, Blendo was designed to turn other robots into shrapnel smoothies.
And it did its job a little too well, at least for the likes of corporate lawyers. After slashing its way to the finals of the 1995 tournament, Blendo was handed the shared Heavyweight Champion title ... in exchange for an agreement to withdraw (and thus stop pelting the audience with hot metal bits of Blendo's competitors). When Blendo returned for the 1997 season, it was a case of liability lawsuit deja vu. The little robot that could (murder everything in sight) was once again awarded a co-championship in exchange for withdrawing from the competition and for god's sake, take the bloodlust (oillust?) down a notch.