Though he’s only had two matches so far, Logan Paul has made quite the splash in the world of professional wrestling. After accompanying Sami Zayn at ringside for his WrestleMania 37 bout against Kevin Owens, Logan Paul stepped inside the squared circle himself and had his debut match at WrestleMania 38, teaming with The Miz to take on Dominik and Rey Mysterio.
Though The Miz and Logan Paul secured the victory that night, Miz turned on his partner and delivered a skull-crushing finale, leading to Paul challenging his former partner for his singles debut at SummerSlam after signing a contract with WWE in June.
Logan Paul Will Challenge Roman Reigns At WWE Crown Jewel
Now, the undefeated Logan Paul is set to face Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship at WWE Crown Jewel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on November 5th. Though Paul boasts an undefeated record in his short wrestling career, Reigns has held the Universal Championship for nearly 800 days, proving himself one of the most dominant forces in WWE history.
Speaking to Verge Magazine, the YouTube sensation said that while some fans might not like him, he will force everyone to respect him with his performance at WWE Crown Jewel.
“If the WWE fans don’t already respect me, after Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia on November 5th, you will be forced to respect me. You might not like me. I might not be your favorite wrestler, but you will have to respect what I can do in that ring, and that’s my goal. I could give two ***** who likes me or not, but you will always acknowledge that when I get in that ring, you are going to be entertained. That’s my goal.”
Continuing, Logan Paul spoke about the evolution of his career and the many roles he’s played, noting that he believes his role as WWE Superstar is the one with the most validity that makes him worthy of respect.
“It’s been an evolution of how people identify me when they see me in the streets, right? At first it was ‘The Vine Guy’, and then it became “I’ve seen your videos Guy”. Then it became ‘The YouTube Guy’. Then it became ‘Yo, Paul Something, right?’ Then Logan Paul ‘WWE Superstar’. After all these years, I feel like that title is the one with the most validity.
“Not that I need to be validated, but also it’s awesome that I’m validated with a title like that because immediately you get respect and at the end of the day, everyone just wants to be respected. I think it’s really hard to not respect someone who’s willing to get in that ring and sacrifice their body for the entertainment of millions of people. It’s incredible.”