After just two matches inside a WWE ring, with only one of those being a singles match, Logan Paul is set to face Roman Reigns at Crown Jewel on November 5th.
The YouTube star made his in-ring debut at WrestleMania 38 where he teamed with The Miz to defeat Dominik and Rey Mysterio. After the match Miz turned on his partner, leaving Paul laying. This set up a match between the pair at SummerSlam which Logan Paul won, again earning praise for his performance.
“I’m Not Comfortable On The Mic” – Logan Paul
During a new interview with Ryan Satin, Paul was asked about his preparations for the upcoming clash with Undisputed Universal WWE Champion Roman Reigns. The star revealed that WWE had built a ring for him at his home so he could train, before discussing how his training has been going.
“I’m doing a lot of sit-ups. I need my six-pack. No one likes a WWE superstar without a six-pack. I’m getting in the ring a lot. WWE was nice enough to actually build a ring in Puerto Rico, where I live, so I can train. At the end of the day, ring general-ship and comfortability in the squared circle is the most important. I’m finding, the more I can do my bumps, bounce off the ropes, practice my flips, practice makes perfect and the better I’m getting. I can feel it too, every single day I get in the ring and practice my slams, it’s just a little bit better.
The physicality comes easy. Truly, what I need to work on is my mic skills. I’m not comfortable on the mic. I’ll be on the mic at a show, Madison Square Garden, 18,000 people watching, all heckling me live and talking their smack while I’m trying to deliver a story. It’s very difficult. Doing WWE promos is one of the hardest things I’ve had to do and I have so much respect for the Superstars who get in there every Monday and Friday and rattle off this stuff to perfection. I’m just not there yet. The physicality, let’s go,”
As well as training with WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels, Paul explained that he has also been working with Shane Helms and Drew Gulak.
“He’s [Gulak] one of them, it’s him and Hurricane Shane Helms. Drew has been the body I’ve been maneuvering and navigating with. He’s incredibly knowledgeable as well. Him and Shane have been coaching me. I don’t have this luxury of having a learning curve like a lot of these wrestlers do. I need to get incredible now. I need to get incredible yesterday. I’m taking on the best the WWE has to offer at Crown Jewel. Send everyone you got and every resource you have to make me good now,”
On the October 21st episode of Friday Night SmackDown Logan Paul cut a promo at Roman Reigns before being confronted by Jey Uso. After Sami Zayn and Uso argued, Paul laid out the tag team star.
H/t to Fightful