There has been plenty of debate surrounding the Power Slap League following its debut. One thing is for sure: it has people talking.
Debuting on TBS on January 18, the show features multiple competitors competing in “the biggest slap competition of all time.” UFC President Dana White’s new organization holds events inside the UFC’s APEX Center in Las Vegas.
In an attempt to entice viewers into watching it, White recently discussed the difference in safety in the Power Slap League compared to other combat sports. He also had a message for those who would prefer not to watch it.
“Because we spend the money to make sure that we have two healthy people in there, with proper medical attention during and after the fight,” White stated in an interview. “These are all the things we need to educate people on, just like we needed to educate people on mixed martial arts. But, in slap, they take three-five slaps per event. Fighters in boxing take 300-400 punches a fight. And guess what? You know what my answer to that is? If you don’t f—— like it, don’t watch it. Nobody’s asking you to watch this. Oh, you’re disgusted by it? Watch The Voice.”
There have been doctors, media personnel, and even fighters that voiced their opinions against the organization. Outside of the potential medical dangers, the timing is also off. A video was released of Dana White and Anne, his wife, getting into a physical altercation with one another on New Year’s Eve. White was talking to what looked like a distressed Anne. He grabbed her wrists, she slapped him in the face, and then White slapped her back. An argument between them continued while others attempted to resolve the situation.
The debut of the Power Slap League was only pushed back a week as a result. Its first episode brought in fewer than 300,000 viewers and scored a 0.10 in the 18-49 demographic.
Will you be tuning into episode two?
Here is all the information you need to watch the Power Slap League, including when you can watch it and the channel.
What time does the Power Slap League start?
Date: Wednesday, January 25
Start time: 10 p.m. ET | 3 a.m. GMT | 2 p.m. AEDT
The second episode of the Power Slap League will air on January 25. It will start at 10 p.m. ET, right after AEW Dynamite.
How to watch the Power Slap League
Channel + Live Stream
TBS, Sling TV
Outside of U.S.
The Power Slap League is available in the United States via TBS.
TBS is available via cable/satellite and on Sling TV in the U.S.
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