Logan Paul seems like a natural Logan Paul seemed to be destined for the squared circle as he made his professional wrestling debut at WrestleMania.
Logan Paul has been the villain of YouTube and social media for years, but we had no idea it was all practise for his future as a pro-wrestling villain. In his WrestleMania debut (Saturday, March 2nd), the podcast host and boxer seemed like a natural as he paired with fellow villain Mike “The Miz” Mizanin as the heel (bad-guy).
Logan Paul, though, did more than simply look fantastic. Paul seemed to be the ideal match for tag partner the Miz in the ring against professional wrestling icon Rey Mysterio and Rey’s son Dominic. Furthermore, Logan’s brother Jake played his part well before the encounter, building up his sibling in a promo reminiscent of the legendary Jimmy Hart.
The two brothers turned on the fans and heated them up (angry). When Logan and Miz cleanly defeated Dominic and Rey, the crowd responded in a split second. Clearly with a reluctant appreciation for the performance he’d put up.
Logan Paul Makes His WrestleMania Debut
Logan Paul seems like a natural I’m not going to sully the reputations of pro wrestling icons by comparing Logan Paul to them. But Paul took things seriously, respected the tradition of professional wrestling, and performed much better than anybody could have expected from a celebrity dragged into a wrestling battle.
Logan sparked a frenzy among fans with the introduction of his in-ring and entrance attire. He looked picture-perfect in a black and yellow suit that was daring enough to be worn at WrestleMania. And, with his body at its best, he looked every inch the pro-wrestler. His ultra-rare Pikachu Illustrator card, which he wears around his neck, is maybe the most costly Pokemon card in existence. Everything was nicely set up—this was a man you wanted to see body pummelling and trapped by the faces (good-guys).
Logan had clearly worked hard for the bout, as he was forced into the ring and forced to wrestle. There were no mistakes, nothing sloppy, and when he was hesitant, he slowed things down rather than stopping. Then he began doing Eddie Gurrero’s hallmark movements. Guerrero died in 2005 and was a real-life buddy of Rey Mysterio and Dominic’s godfather.
Stealing his opponent’s close friend’s techniques was excellent heel work. And it was capped off perfectly when Logan executed Eddie’s finishing technique, the Frog Splash.
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Logan Paul’s impact on the wrestling world
Logan Paul seems like a natural Logan Paul had an outstanding performance at WrestleMania. In addition, it was The Miz’s greatest WrestleMania bout in years. Perhaps since his WrestleMania 27 victory, when he was the main event. In fact, Miz’s betrayal of Logan at the conclusion of the episode managed to elevate both talents to the same level. And I’m sure I’m not the only one who would welcome the return of Logan Paul and his brother to the WWE in the future. In fact, Paul’s performance surprised several Professional Wrestling writers.
Overall, it seems that the squared circle may be the greatest spot for one of the internet’s most divisive figures. If Logan Paul appears on WWE Raw on Monday night, he could receive a better reaction than anticipated.