Logan Paul competed in his first skilled wrestling singles match tonight at WWE SummerSlam, defeating The Miz through pinfall. En path to his victory, Paul wowed followers along with his spectacular arsenal, hitting Miz with every thing from standing moonsaults to springboard forearms.
Paul’s singles debut was highlighted by a huge dive late within the match. The YouTube star positioned Miz on the announce desk, took to the highest rope, and landed a picture-perfect moonsault. Check out the maneuver beneath.
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While this was Paul’s first time participating in one-on-one motion, he’s no stranger to the WWE. Paul first appeared within the lead as much as WWE WrestleMania 37, aligning himself with Sami Zayn. He would go on to have his first match at WWE WrestleMania 38, teaming with Miz to defeat Rey and Dominik Mysterio.
“Yeah dog, the s–t is hard! The s–t is so hard!” Paul just lately mentioned whereas coaching for his match. “I come from the non-WWE Universe. So, I know what people say about it, I know what people think about it before I entered. Like, I came from that place. And, now that I’m in it, my jaw has dropped. It is such a difficult discipline that your body is simply not used to unless you do it for years.”
Despite being a rookie, Paul already has the respect of a few of his fellow superstars.
“I haven’t given him any advice, but I have talked to him,” Becky Lynch mentioned of Paul. “He’s a real nice kid. I can say kid because I thought he was my age, but he’s not, he’s real young. This is a hard industry, a tough industry. I have respect for anybody that comes in, takes a bump, tries to be good at it. He’s shown that he’s extremely athletic. He’s great at talking and connecting with the audience.
“His match at WrestleMania was the match proper earlier than mine. With celebrities, you by no means know what you are going to get, if they are going to be good, however he was actually nice. I used to be standing again there going, ‘Wow, now we have a powerful act to comply with.’ Of course, we adopted it and stole the present, however he set the groundwork,” Lynch said. “If you are beginning to run this enterprise the way in which that we do, you need to be on the highway 300 days a 12 months, doing reveals 4 days a week, that is what the actual greats do. He has a lot of labor to compensate for. So far, he is doing nice.”
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