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Chris Nowinski Criticizes New Power Slap Series, Says TBS and Dana White Should Be Ashamed

January 20, 2023 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Chris Nowinski Screenshot from CBS News interview video.

In a post on Twitter, former pro wrestler and neuroscientist Chris Nowinski criticized TBS and Dana White for the show Power Slap: Road to the Title. That show debuted last Wednesday and features men standing and trading the hardest slaps they can in order to win the match. The person receiving the slap has no defense, they just have to take it.

Nowinski wrote: “This is so sad. Note the fencing posture with the first brain injury. He may never be the same.
@danawhite & @TBSNetwork should be ashamed. Pure exploitation. What’s next, “Who can survive a stabbing”?

‘Fencing posture’ happens when someone receives an impact strong enough to cause traumatic brain injury, forcing their arms into an unnatural position.

Nowinski also tweeted earlier in the week: “I believe adults can choose to do dangerous jobs if they understand the risks & reasonable efforts are made to protect them. But head hits with no defense is just sad. It reminds us that people who don’t take the risks often exploit those who do.

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