Logan Paul On WWE WrestleMania 38 Debut: “I’m Good At This”

Posted: 07/04/2022 in WWE
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YouTuber Logan Paul left a great impression at WWE WrestleMania 38, where he made his in-ring bow in a bout pitting him and The Miz against Rey and Dominik Mysterio, continuing the company’s recent trend of over-delivering celebrity matches with a showing far beyond his non-existent experience level.

And Paul knows it was a success.

Speaking on his Impaulsive podcast, Paul spoke on his desire to help bridge the gap between WWE and mainstream culture, adding that he knew he did a good job at WrestleMania 38 (h/t Fightful):

“I don’t have a WWE fanbase, I think that’s why they like me. I believe part of my value comes in bridging the gap between mainstream and the WWE world. If I do end up getting more involved, I would love to help bridge that gap with WWE. I think there is a way to make a mainstream, viral, cultural phenomenon with WWE. I want to be humble, and I will, but I’m good at this. I realized my whole life, I’ve been throwing my body off of things, I’m flexible, I do these stunts.”

Beyond his sharp, snappy execution of certain moves, Paul’s crowd control and grasp of conventional heel psychology was the most important aspect of his performance. Part of this involved mimicking Eddie Guerrero’s signature Three Amigos, shoulder shimmy, and Frog Splash, on which Logan commented:

“I didn’t know much about him, but then I realized that most of the moves I was practicing and doing, I don’t know why, but my physicality lends myself to his moves. When I did the shimmy on the top rope, everyone was booing. No disrespect to Eddie Guerrero. We love Eddie Guerrero.”

Speaking on his experience between the ropes, Paul put over the punishment that pro wrestling inflicts on the human body:

“When there is someone you love in that ring and doing those moves….by the way, I didn’t practice any of those moves. That surface is hard, it is not bouncy, it is not a trampoline, there is no give. It is plywood, it’s wood. ‘Wrestling is fake.’ Shut the f**k up, I am sore. The left side of my body kills me right now. Those are real slams, they hurt. In practice even, doing those moves, you’re going to compromise your body ahead of the match. So you can do it on the crashpad as much as you wan.”

WWE is yet to confirm a return date for Paul, though he was indicating a desire to return before he’d even hit the ring at WrestleMania 38.

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