In the wake of YouTube sensation Logan Paul signing with WWE, many have wondered when he will return to the squared circle.
‘The Maverick’ is set to arrive on the July 18th edition of Monday Night RAW in Tampa. The news comes shortly after his official signing with the promotion to make several appearances per year. Ahead of his return to WWE, Paul called out WrestleMania tag team partner The Miz.
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After getting involved in Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens’ feud at last year’s Show of Shows, Paul took it a step further this year by actually getting in the ring. Following some teases of Cody Rhodes, The Miz’s tag team partner for his feud with Rey and Dominik Mysterio was revealed to be Logan Paul.
After defeating the Mysterios together, The Miz turned on Paul much to the WrestleMania crowd’s delight. Hitting the Prime Hydration co-founder with The Skull Crushing Finale, The Miz has been rumoured for a feud with Paul ever since.
Logan Paul’s WWE contract is reportedly a multi-year, multiple appearance per annum affair.
Having tried his hand at boxing, Paul is now moving over to wrestling instead. ‘The Maverick’ famously lost to fellow YouTuber KSI in 2019. He followed that up with a much-publicised exhibition bout with the legendary Floyd Mayweather last year.
The Pokemon enthusiast has since revealed both his longtime WWE fandom and that Mayweather still hasn’t paid him in full for their clash.
Along with Tyson Fury and Bad Bunny, Logan Paul represents a new age in celebrity involvement in WWE.
Far from the days of guest hosts popping up on RAW, the new crop of stars crossing over are committing to the ring. At WrestleMania this year, Paul impressed many with his athleticism, timing and effective heel crowd working.
Given the natural heel traits, he’s displayed thus far in WWE, a potential feud with The Miz may prove a bit jarring for fans if Paul assumes the babyface role.