Logan Paul has been good for the wrestling industry according to Eric Bischoff.
The YouTube star took his first steps in WWE in April 2021 before appearing at WrestleMania 37 for the clash between Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn.
Fast forward to WrestleMania 38 and Paul was making his in-ring debut, teaming with The Miz to take on The Mysterios. Since then, Paul has wrestled the likes of Seth Rollins, Ricochet, and Roman Reigns — challenging the Tribal Chief for the Undisputed WWE Universal Title.
Despite his inexperience, Paul has impressed fans and critics alike with his performances both on the microphone and bell-to-bell.
Speaking on the last episode of his podcast 83 Weeks, Eric Bischoff gave his thoughts on the star. The former WCW boss said that it was impossible to call Paul’s time with WWE anything other than a success, outlining his respect for the performer.
“You can’t [deny his success]. And my advice to the hardcore wrestling audience who may take offence to what you just said is to pull your head out of your ass. You know, Logan Paul is great for the wrestling industry. Logan Paul has brought in mainstream viewers who might not otherwise be bothered to check out WWE or professional wrestling in general. And to not appreciate that, or give Logan credit for what he’s doing isn’t a sign of your undying loyalty and devotion to professional wrestling.
It’s a manifestation of ignorance, and not understanding how important it is that people like Logan Paul and Bad Bunny come to the world of professional wrestling, and have a positive impact on it. As opposed to some of the people who are in professional wrestling and have been for a long time who have a negative impact on it. Or the sh*t stains that write about professional wrestling and have a negative impact on it.
So before you people get up in arms and react emotionally because they feel like they’re in that class of professional wrestling loyalty loyalists. A lot of nonsense that comes with it. Just recognise that what’s good for professional wrestling in general, what’s good for WWE, what’s good for AEW is good for the wrestling business. And conversely, what’s bad for business, the professional wrestling business, hurts everybody.
So I applaud, I’ve never met Logan Paul. But I admire him and I respect him. And I think his ability in the ring beyond all of the additional eyeballs he brings to professional wrestling and helping it to not only maintain credibility in the mainstream media but expand upon it. I just have nothing but respect for the man and athletically in terms of what he’s capable of doing and the ring.
Given the short amount of time that he’s probably been working at it is nothing short of phenomenal, even if he didn’t bring all those eyeballs and all that mainstream interest into what we all love. Professional wrestling.”
Logan Paul Calls Out Rey Mysterio
Logan Paul hasn’t wrestled since getting the better of Ricochet at SummerSlam, but that doesn’t mean he’s been out of the spotlight.
On October 14th, Paul returned to boxing to defeat Dillon Danis, winning every round in the process. After the match, Paul turned his attention to a return to WWE, calling out Rey Mysterio, claiming he wants to take the Hall of Famer’s United States Title.
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