I agree, there was way, way too much filler. It's good to know some background on the combatants, but cut it down.
I was rooting for the new robot Quantam, but I thought the ruling was controversial. Not wrong, necessarily, but controversial. Quantam was the crusher bot that got it's teeth stuck in Blacksmith's armor and couldn't release it within the 30 seconds. Well, it did release it, but Blacksmith was still stuck to it. I thought a fairer ruling would be to stop the bought, have someone separate the two bots, then continue. I think they said there was no safe way to disengage them, so maybe that's what they would have done?
What if someone put barbs on the back of their fangs so they wouldn't release? I'm assuming that would be against the rules. Anyway, tough way to lose for Blacksmith, but I would have been angry had they ruled the other way.