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Midnight Mania! Power Slap loses time slot, prompting fan speculation and celebration: ‘The end of Power Slap?’

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UFC President Dana White thought he had a home run on his hands, pulling strings to get slap fighting legalized in Las Vegas, Nevada and putting together a company fairly quickly. From the beginning, however, the community reaction to Power Slap has never been great. It’s been criticized on grounds of safety and stupidity, and the ratings have consistently reflected as much. Outside of a strong week two performance, ratings have continually dropped.

Currently, All Elite Wrestling (AEW) Dynamite serves as the lead up to Power Slap on TBS. Per SportsKeeda, that’s scheduled to change sometime next month. Instead of leading into Power Slap, AEW Dynamite will be followed by AEW All Access.

Power Slap losing its time slot amidst declining ratings cannot be considered a good sign. Though I wouldn’t consider it definite, UFC and AEW fans alike are celebrating what they view as “the end of Power Slap.”

Here’s a sample of the reactions:

i’m just happy that we won’t need to deal with stupid Power Slap commercials anymore #AEWDynamite #UFC

Powerslap is canceled. WE WON! AEW: All Access will debut right after Dynamite in March.

Powerslap being replaced by Aew all access show is great. WB found that fraud Dana and that terrible show didn’t bring in viewers. Could’ve been an ROH show but at long as powerslap is gone I’m fine.

Doesn’t this AEW announcement mean the end of Power Slap? I’m not sure how American broadcasting schedules work lol”

So Tony Khan’s big #AEW announcement is that #PowerSlap lost its tv timeslot - I don’t know about you folks but that’s good enough for me.

AEW All Access is just another way of saying Power Slap got cancelled. Those guys got slapped for early CTE for nothing #AEWDynamite

To reiterate, there is no direct confirmation that Power Slap isn’t simply moving time slots or taking a break of some kind. Fans are ready to celebrate its demise, however, and the sport as a whole is generating far more controversy and negativity than anything else.


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