There were many reports of some faulty KOP main breakers that were overly sensitive to tripping, and could trip with a physical bump. Never had that trouble ourselves but our inspector at champs said he had seen several.
If their robot didn’t turn off, repeatably, with almost exactly 45 seconds left in the match, I would agree with you.
I remember this, it was an intense 15 minutes for sure! To make it without even using a timeout, there were some sweaty people at the end of those 15 minutes.