Logan Paul continues to impress in WWE with one Hall of Famer praising his natural ability as a sports entertainer.
The United States Championship changed hands at WWE Crown Jewel as Logan Paul defeated the legendary Rey Mysterio in a tremendous match that saw Paul cheat to win just like Rey’s late best friend Eddie Guerrero used to do.
In this case, it was Paul having a friend hand him some brass knuckles during the match. Santos Escobar of Mysterio’s LWO group prevented the cheating at first, but as Escobar ran after Paul’s friend, Escobar left the brass knuckles on the ring apron.
While Rey Mysterio was getting some momentum with a 619 kick to knock Paul down, it was the next move that took down the WWE Hall of Famer Mysterio. Rey jumped off the top rope with a springboard attack, but Paul was ready with the dreaded brass knuckles punch to the face. The referee never saw it, so Paul covered for the controversial victory to become the new US Champion.
Eric Bischoff Believes “It’s Already There” For Logan Paul
The new US Champion Logan Paul has eight matches in his WWE career that began at WrestleMania 38 in 2022. Two of those were the Royal Rumble and Money in the Bank with multiple opponents. This match with Mysterio was only Paul’s fifth singles match, yet he proved once again that he has a tremendous grasp of what it takes to have a great WWE match.
On his 83 Weeks podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Eric Bischoff praised Paul heavily for his impressive performance.
“Logan Paul blows me the f**k away, pure and simple. I just don’t understand how he’s become as phenomenal as he is, with such a limited amount of experience and time in the industry. It’s not just that he can go in there and athletically perform, which he does exceedingly well. But he’s got psychology. He’s got the timing of a 25-year-old top performer.”
“He knows how to work the crowd. It’s natural for him. He doesn’t have to learn it. It’s already there. I think that, combined with his sense of timing, he doesn’t rush anything, he’s a step and a half ahead of himself, and he takes his time getting there, which makes everything feel so believable.”
“It allows you to get sucked in emotionally and allow you to forget, ‘Oh, I’m watching a professional wrestling match.’ No, you’re watching drama happen right in front of you, and you’re sucked into it. I can’t say enough about him. It was so good.”
As for his WWE availability moving forward, Logan Paul made it clear that he would be around WWE more often in the future now that he’s a first-time champion in the company.