I think we need to be looking at the great Robots stories from literature, like Isaac Asimov's Robot series. And Bender from Futurama.
Like that time Bender got in to professional robot wrestling. Like in Real Steel. Only then they wanted him to do a face-heel turn and become The Gender Bender and start losing. Now, at this point we can mix in Pulp Fiction. Our Droid has too much pride to throw the fight. So he wins. And the mob organisers of the pit fights are not pleased, since they bet on him to lose. So he has to make a run for it. Only his counterpart R2 unit left the chronometer module his predecessor (a battle droid who fought for the Trade Federation in the Clone Wars) wanted him to have at their recharging station and he has to go back for it.
The night of the fight, you may feel a slight sting. That's pride ******* with you. **** pride. Pride only hurts, it never helps.