No one can say for certain, but it's hard to believe the creators of Syfy -- then the Sci-Fi Channel -- could have predicted the direction their humble little TV station would take. For sure, there have been high points (the Battlestar: Galactica reboot chief among them), but for more than ten years now, the station has been steadily moving away from its original vision, airing decidedly non-science fiction fare like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and WWE SmackDown.
Sadly, Chris Jericho won't be putting his WWE skills to the test in the ring.
And let's not forget the original programming. Since 2003 or thereabouts, Syfy has produced some movies that give The Asylum a run for their money. From Mansquito to Mega Python vs. Gatoroid to, uh, Christmas Ape vs. CrocoStimpy (or whatever), it's enough to make you happy advisory board member Isaac Asimov died before the channel even launched.
Though the movies probably would've killed him soon enough.
But if you want to stay relevant to 21st-century TV audiences, you gotta make reality shows. Syfy's previous forays have been mostly of the Haunted Paranormal Bullshit variety, but now they've branched into a category all of us can get behind: robot fights.