Wrestling legend Jim Cornette has given his candid thoughts on the news that Logan Paul has signed a deal to wrestle with WWE.
On June 26th, Logan Paul took to social media to reveal that he has joined the WWE roster. The company has now released a video of him signing his contract in the presence of Stephanie McMahon and Triple H. At the end of the clip, he sent a message to the man he plans to face first, his one-time tag team partner The Miz, writing on the contract, “Coming 4U @Miz”.
Logan Paul made his in-ring debut at WrestleMania 38, teaming with The Miz to take on Dominik and Rey Mysterio. After an impressive in-ring performance, the YouTube star helped his partner secure the victory for their team. However, as they were celebrating their victory, The Miz shockingly turned on Paul and hit a Skull Crushing Finale on his tag team partner.
The potential match at SummerSlam looks like it will be the first of many for Logan Paul, as Ariel Helwani of BT Sport has reported that his contract is a multi-year deal and he is set to compete at multiple premium live events in 2022 and 2023.
Speaking on the Jim Cornette Experience, the long-time manager of The Midnight Express gave his thoughts on Logan Paul’s signing, and hopes Paul will be a heel in the company:
“Well here’s the problem. This guy’s a natural heel. If you don’t have any experience in wrestling but you’re a great athlete like he apparently is and you can be taught some moves, It’s easier to be a heel than a baby face because It’s easier to be a pr*ck and make people dislike you than it is to really make people like you, that’s in wrestling or any genre of life.”
“It’s easier to make people dislike you than to make people like you. If he’s gonna be a baby face he’s gonna be a green babyface with an outsider’s view of wrestling, and no idea of how to connect with people. But if he’s going to be true to himself, he’s a heat-getting, f*cking self-promoting, cocky, arrogant, and or obnoxious f*cking guy that can probably, you know tickle the taints of the wrestling fans in a negative fashion and get some hate.”
“So I would hope to f*ck that he’d be a heel, because elsewise they may have spent some more money that ain’t gonna get a return on. I mean, can you see this guy being a f*cking Ricky Morton babyface?”
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