Logan Paul made his first WWE appearance in 2021 but if Paul Heyman had his way, the social media superstar would have debuted much earlier.
Brought into WWE by Sami Zayn ahead of WrestleMania 37, Logan Paul brought more eyes to the sports entertainment giant during its busiest time of the year. Managing ‘The Master Strategist’ at ‘The Showcase of the Immortals’, Logan took a Stunner from Kevin Owens for his troubles.
This, it seems, sparked Logan Paul’s interest in becoming a fully-fledged WWE Superstar. He made his in-ring debut at WrestleMania 38, tagging with The Miz as they defeated Rey and Dominik Mysterio, followed by a singles outing vs. The Miz at SummerSlam.
As it turns out, Logan Paul may have gotten his foot in the WWE door much sooner. Paul Heyman, the former Raw Executive Director, told Corey Graves and Kevin Patrick on their After The Bell podcast that he had originally pitched for the social media megastar to debut with WWE in 2019:
“When I was executive director of Raw, I had pitched Logan Paul to the then-Chairman Vince McMahon to get involved in a scenario that would ultimately culminate in a SummerSlam or Survivor Series or a Royal Rumble match. So I had seen the Paul brothers disrupting the boxing industry from the very beginning when they got involved. I mean, they just came in at such a level and with so much fanfare.”
There’s no word on what, exactly, the plan was for Logan Paul had he come into WWE during this time. He’s next due to challenge Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship at Crown Jewel on November 5.
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