Following numerous appearances on WWE TV, Logan Paul made his in-ring debut at Wrestlemania 38, teaming with The Miz to take on The Mysterios.
Paul is best known for his YouTube channel, where he has over 23 million subscribers, however “The Maverick” has also taken part in both exhibition and professional boxing matches, even drawing with Floyd “Money” Mayweather in his most recent outing.
Logan Paul further proved his athleticism in his Wrestlemania match, performing both the three amigos and an Eddie Guerrero-esque frog splash. Speaking on his Impaulsive podcast, Paul reflected on his in-ring debut.
“It is electric. When there is someone you love in that ring and doing those moves….by the way, I didn’t practice any of those moves. That surface is hard, it is not bouncy, it is not a trampoline, there is no give. It is plywood, it’s wood. ‘Wrestling is fake.’ Shut the fuck up, I am sore. The left side of my body kills me right now. Those are real slams, they hurt. In practice even, doing those moves, you’re going to compromise your body ahead of the match. So you can do it on the crashpad as much as you want, but when I hit the three amigos — Rey had done it earlier in the match, it was a callback to Eddie Guerrero and his whole shimmy, it was a little disrespectful that I did the move he just did — I had never practiced a suplex like that. I threw my legs up, I’m airborne, on the second one, my head snapped back and I thought for sure, ‘I just got a concussion.’ I’m looking up at the lights, ‘whatever, it’s WrestleMania.’ The adrenaline is crazy, the crowd is going nuts.”
Paul was joined by WWE Superstars Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks on the podcast, with Banks making no secret about the fact she idolised the late Eddie Guerrero.
Commenting further on his Wrestlemania match, Paul discussed using Eddie Guerrero’s iconic moves as a way to garner heat from the crowd.
“I didn’t know much about him, but then I realized that most of the moves I was practicing and doing, I don’t know why, but my physicality lends myself to his moves. When I did the shimmy on the top rope, everyone was booing. No disrespect to Eddie Guerrero. We love Eddie Guerrero,”
Paul would go on to compare his boxing matches to his Wrestlemania debut, stating that found the latter to be more fun, and having a different energy.
Paul continued, discussing the possible reasons why WWE were so keen to bring him in.
“I don’t have a WWE fanbase, I think that’s why they like me. I believe part of my value comes in bridging the gap between mainstream and the WWE world. If I do end up getting more involved, I would love to help bridge that gap with WWE. I think there is a way to make a mainstream, viral, cultural phenomenon with WWE.”
Paul’s final comments possibly hint at there being more to come in WWE for him, with the social media megastar clearly taking a liking to pro-wrestling.
“I want to be humble, and I will, but I’m good at this. I realized my whole life, I’ve been throwing my body off of things, I’m flexible, I do these stunts.”Logan Paul
In the aftermath of Paul’s tag team victory, his partner The Miz turned on him, delivering a Skull Crushing Finale to his unsuspecting teammate. Whilst Paul’s future plans with WWE are currently unknown, this post-match attack may be leading to a singles outing between the former team.
H/T to Fightul for the transcription.