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Ready to Rumble is the ninth episode of the fourth season of Ben 10, and the forty-eighth episode overall.

Synopsis[]

After Ben thinks he's broken Gwen's computer, he sneaks off and enters an "ultimate wrestling competition" to win enough money to buy her a new one. On the mat as Four Arms, he becomes an instant celebrity hit with the fans and ends up going up against a tandem of odd-looking brothers with special mutant-like powers. Initially adversaries, Ben and the brothers become allies when Ben discovers the brothers are beholden to a powerful mob boss. Ben helps the brothers defeat the mob boss and his henchmen, and in the end realizes Gwen's computer was never really broken.[note 1]

Plot[]

Ben, Gwen, and Max are riding down a hill on blocks of ice. Ben transforms into XLR8 so that he can carry his ice up a bigger hill in time. XLR8 arrives to the top and rides down. He slides through a picnic and steals somebody's hot dog before stopping in front of a boy and his mother when his block melts.

Inside of the Rustbucket, Ben is using Gwen's laptop to her distaste. Suddenly, it shuts down and Ben enters the restroom with it. He tries to activate it, but it doesn't work. He tries to deflect attention from himself by suggesting that Gwen pick something for them to do. She chooses a poetry reading, which bores Ben. After the reading, he sees a poster for a wrestling tournament with a $10,000 dollar prize. He tells Max that he wants to go to bed but sneaks out when Max and Gwen are asleep. Ben transforms into Four Arms and wrestles a wrestler called the Immovable Object and wins. Four Arms expects a prize, but he is told that he has to beat all of the contestants to win. The Omnitrix begins to time out and Four Arms starts to revert back into Ben, so he runs and hides in a dumpster and reverts back into Ben. The owner of the show, Mr. Grady, approaches Ben, who says that he is Four Arms's manager.

Four Arms works his way through the competition through winning every match, including one match against a wrestler named Porcupine. Later, Porcupine and his brother, Gaterboy, come after Ben, with hope of scaring Four Arms away. They attack and Ben can't activate the Omnitrix and transform into an alien, but he manages to escape. Later, Gaterboy and Porcupine meet up with some gangsters, who caution them not to disappoint Mr. Beck. Gaterboy and Four Arms fight in the championship match. Four Arms defeats Gaterboy, but Porcupine enters and makes Four Arms disoriented. Gaterboy and Porcupine pin Four Arms.

Just before he is to get out, the referee declares no pin and Four Arms pins both wrestlers, winning the tournament. Four Arms tells the referee to give Ben the check and leaves. Later, Ben receives the $10,000, but sees Gaterboy and Porcupine asking a gangster not to hurt their mother. They tell Ben that they owe the gangsters money. Ben learns that the gangsters have the wrestlers' mother at a lumber mill based on the gangster's remark. They go there. Gangsters come out with weapons. Ben gives Mr. Beck, the leader, his check. Beck reveals the wrestlers' mother strapped to a log heading to a saw. Beck leaves and gangsters attack the three. They fight with the Gangsters and eventually, Ben attempts to transform into Four Arms again, but he transforms into Ditto instead and creates four clones. The Dittos run off, fight gangsters, and rescue Mrs. Fang, creating more Dittos in the process. Mr. Beck comes out and attacks Ditto. They fight him, and he tosses them aside. They send logs and other equipment at him, sending him flying and defeating him. In the morning, Mr. Beck is arrested. Ben gives Gaterboy and Porcupine the check to save their farm. At the Rustbucket, Ben confesses what he did to Gwen and offers to do all of her chores for the rest of the summer. She agrees and then activates her laptop, which was never actually broken.

Noteworthy Events[]

Major Events[]

Character Debuts[]

Characters[]

Villains[]

Aliens Used[]

Naming and Translations[]

Language Name Origin
Croatian Rukati Prvak Four Arms Champion
Hungarian Készen a Leleplezésre Ready for the Exposure
Polish Pojedynek na Ringu Duel in the Ring
Portuguese (Br) Pronto Para a Briga Ready for the Fight
Romanian Gata de Luptă Ready to Fight
Spanish (HA) Listo Para Luchar Ready to Fight
Spanish (Spain) Preparado Para La Batalla Ready for the Battle

Cast[]

Voice Actor Role(s)
Tara Strong Ben Tennyson
Mrs. Fang
Little Kid
Meagan Smith Gwen Tennyson
Paul Eiding Max Tennyson
Thug
Announcer
Dee Bradley Baker Porcupine
Immovable Object
Jim Ward XLR8
Mr. Beck
Referee
Richard McGonagle Four Arms
Rob Paulsen Ditto
H.E. Grady
Jason Spisak Gaterboy


Allusions[]

  • One of the wrestlers was designed by Phillip Bourassa, based on the appearance of storyboard artist Samuel Montes.[SM 1]
  • One of Porcupine's moves, in which he curls up and rolls into an enemy, is much like Sonic the Hedgehog's Spin Dash.

Errors[]

  • The sign that Ben reads says "Tough enough to be a champion?" but he reads (aloud) "Tough enough to be the champion?".
  • Four Arms is not in the credits.
  • Wildmutt's name appears in the credits, despite not appearing.

Notes[]

  1. The original synopsis provided on the Cartoon Network website reads: "After Ben thinks he's broken Gwen's computer, he sneaks off and enters an "ultimate wrestling competition" to win enough money to buy her a new one. On the mat as Fourarms, he becomes an instant celebrity hit with the fans and ends up going up against a tandem of odd looking brothers with special mutant-like powers. Initially adversaries, Ben and the brothers become allies when Ben discovers the brothers are beholden to a powerful mob boss. Ben helps the brothers defeat the mob boss and his henchmen, and in the end realizes Gwen's computer was never really broken."[CN 1]

References[]

Cartoon Network[]

Samuel Montes[]

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