UFC President Dana White is a polarizing personality within the mixed martial arts community. He has dealt with controversy on numerous occasions, with one of the most contentious issues being his approach to fighter pay. Critics argue that White has not done enough to ensure that UFC athletes are fairly compensated for their efforts in the Octagon. His Power Slap League has only managed to get mixed reception so far and now it seems the League will leave TBS.
It was a shocking turn of events when news broke out about Dana White and his wife getting into a physical altercation on New Year’s Eve at a nightclub in Cabo San Lucas. The incident took everyone present by surprise and its severity has raised concerns about the potential long-term impact on Dana White.
TBS ended up pulling Dana White’s Power Slap show. Dana White then explained that this was due to the fact that he had to cancel a media tour. Dana White also defended Power Slap League’s insanely low pay.
In February, Dana White made an announcement that surprised many: the season finale of the Power Slap League would be available for free on Rumble. This was unexpected, as there were rumors that the March 11 live slap event was going to be a pay-per-view event. In fact, White himself then admitted that the slapgate incident hurt his Power Slap League.
While speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer revealed that Power Slap League will be leaving TBS. Meltzer then explained that the next two seasons will be available on the Rumble streaming service.
I think from what we understand, the Rumble streaming service, it looks like they’re gonna do the thing on the Rumble streaming service for season 2. But, Rumble streaming service got a deal for two more seasons of the show and certain number of live shows. So, it does look like it will not be back at TBS. Power Slap’s gonna continue but it doesn’t look like it will be on TBS.
Dana White even claimed that is Power Slap League is smashing WWE on social media. This might not have come as a shock to many, considering all the controversy surrounding the show. Regardless, the show will carry on, just not on TBS.
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