Praise for Logan Paul’s match with Roman Reigns wasn’t as universal as some might’ve thought.
Logan Paul has only wrestled three matches in his entire life. His third match was against Roman Reigns in the main event of Crown Jewel 2022. And while few people, if any, believed that Paul stood a chance of winning, his actual performance was much better than expected. Some have even called it the best match of the night.
But not everyone was happy with Logan Paul’s match. One person that had a lot to say about why he disliked Paul’s match was former WWE writer Freddie Prinze, Jr. Speaking on Insight with Chris Van Vliet, Prinze explained that he didn’t like Logan Paul because he’d prefer to see wrestlers in a wrestling ring and not non-wrestlers like Paul.
“Look, I get why they’re doing it, I wasn’t a big fan of it. I will say this. He did his thing like the dude can wrestle. He’s done I think three matches now, and I finally watched the Crown Jewel match, I was so proud of the fact that I didn’t watch it because I hate Crown Jewel. It’s just the goofiest.
“Um, so yeah, so it’s a tricky thing. I get why they did it, right. I get why they brought Mr. T to Wrestlemania. But I’m not a fan of it. Like I would rather see wrestlers wrestle.”
Prinze also focused on a specific thing that Logan Paul did that sealed the deal for him: his decision to video himself doing a frog splash. To Freddie, that proved that Paul wasn’t taking the match seriously.
“I didn’t like that he videoed himself doing a Frog Splash. How serious are you, this is the old school mentality, how serious are you about winning the WWE Championship if you’re going to hold a phone and video yourself doing a Frog Splash?”
“It should be a singular [focus]. Again. It’s an old school mentality, and I’m not saying it’s right. I’m just saying it’s mine. How serious are you about winning, if you don’t have a singular focus on winning.”
Logan Paul recently provided an injury update following the knee injury he suffered at Crown Jewel and the good news is he’s only expected to be out of action for about six weeks meaning he should be ready to wrestle again, if needed, by January.