WWE have confirmed that Logan Paul will challenge Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship at Crown Jewel.
At a press conference in Las Vegas it has been announced that Logan Paul will take on Roman Reigns on November 5th. The bout will only be Paul’s second singles match and third match in total.
During the press conference Reigns said that he was only giving the YouTube star the opportunity because he’s a “good Tribal Chief.”
The bout is the first to be confirmed for WWE Crown Jewel on November 5th in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
BREAKING NEWS: As announced by @TripleH, @LoganPaul will challenge @WWERomanReigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship at #WWECrownJewel on Saturday, November 5.@peacock@WWENetworkpic.twitter.com/jwKmeDeGau
— WWE (@WWE) September 17, 2022
Calls for the match were sparked by comments Logan Paul made during a recent episode of his podcast featuring the Head of The Table. After Reigns had finished his interview, Paul claimed that he could defeat the star if given the opportunity. Naturally, Reigns was less than impressed by the comments and made his feelings known on social media.
This led to an appearance on Friday Night SmackDown where the star made his challenge official. After calling out Reigns Paul was interrupted by a returning Paul Heyman who was flanked by The Bloodline.
As The Bloodline surrounded the ring Heyman said that Logan Paul could be a ‘Paul Heyman guy’ to huge boos. Heyman compared Paul to Rocky in how he went the distance with Floyd Mayweather before switching tact. The former ECW boss said that Paul’s brother is going to get knocked out by Anderson Silva, before telling him to pick a fight with someone else.
After Paul discussed beating Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship (to more boos) Heyman stepped up and summoned Solo Sikoa from ringside. However, Sami Zayn jumped in the ring and said he would handle it, but only got knocked down by Paul.
At this, the rest of The Bloodline rushed the ring but Paul escaped.