Having competed in both boxing and WWE, Logan Paul explains which is more difficult, calling one of them “mental torment.”
YouTube star Logan Paul has created an entertainment empire, trying his hand at a number of crafts along the way. He made his professional boxing debut in 2019 against KSI, and he’s also gone on to face the legendary Floyd Mayweather.
Fast forward to 2021, and Logan Paul made his WWE debut in a tag team match. Teaming with The Miz, he was victorious against Rey and Domink Mysterio – but the celebration was short-lived as The Miz turned on Paul.
In June of 2022, the star officially signed a contract with WWE, and defeated The Miz in singles action at SummerSlam in July.
On the latest episode of his IMPAULSIVE podcast, Paul spoke to Roman Reigns about having been bitten by the wrestling bug and saying that he wants to learn as much as he can, but that time is not on his side as he has so many other commitments in his life. However, he said that the most important thing he’s realized from watching people like Reigns and John Cena is the need to control the crowd in professional wrestling.
“I watched a video recently of John Cena watching an old match of his and it was really interesting now in hindsight that he has the knowledge that he has to critique. It was his first performance ever, and he was just watching the crowd. He was barely watching, you know, the moves, the physicality, it’s all about the crowd.”
Because of the need to get a crowd involved in matches, Logan Paul believes that despite being scripted, pro wrestling is a more difficult task than professional boxing.
“And I actually just came to the realization, I think WWE is harder than boxing. I think it’s it’s a mental torment dude. Like to consider the crowd and then the moves and then everything all at once; you have to put on a performance both physically and a performance. It’s absurd, man.”
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