Following Will Smith’s outburst at the Oscars, fans are pushing Arnold Schwarzenegger and Logan Paul to sign him to the Slap Fighting Championships.
After coming onto the Oscars stage and slapped host Chris Rock across the chops after the comedian made a joke about Smith’s wife Jada, Smith sent social media into a frenzy.
Everyone in the audience gasped in terror when the Fresh Prince of Bel Air actor returned to his seat calmly.
“Will Smith just knocked the s**t out of me,” Rock continued, attempting to defuse the situation uncomfortably.
Smith retaliated immediately, yelling, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f**king mouth!”
Chris made a difficult transition to the next section, but not before stating, “That was the greatest night in television history.”
While some critics believe the incident was staged, others are skeptical.
Fans are now encouraging the Slap Fighting Championships to hire Smith after seeing him demonstrate his slapping ability onstage at the 94th Academy Awards.
— jen w (@jenwinters78) March 28, 2022
Will Smith go to Slap Fighting Championship challenge
— Mookie Alexander (@mookiealexander) March 28, 2022
Sign Chris Rock and Will Smith up for Slap Fighting Championship #slapfightingchampionship
— VT2MI❄️ (@VT2MI802) March 28, 2022
The sport is simple: contestants take turns slapping one other across the cheek as hard as they can while standing on opposite side of a small coffee table.
It has gotten so much attention in such a short amount of time that YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul has opted to promote it alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger.
“I mean, guys can go to the gym and train for five hours a day, studying 12 different mixed martial arts disciplines.” On a recent Slap Fighting Championship conference call, Paul informed reporters, “Everyone knows how to execute the slaps one.”
“Since they were three years old, everyone has been smacking their brothers, sisters, siblings, and relatives. That is something that anyone can do.
“I believe it is a simple approach for MMA fighters, influencers, celebrities, and anyone else involved in an internet feud to end it quickly without having to train for three or four months.”
“You just go slap the person with whom you have a problem or a dispute, and there’s an audience because it’s interesting.” You’re standing three feet across such a tiny distance to determine who can hit harder and take the most hits, as Arnold Schwarzenegger put it. I’m not sure if it’s crazy, but I think there’s something here.”