Logan Paul is trying to get the money he feels he hasn’t received from Floyd Mayweather from the WWE? Yesterday, the YouTube star announced his signing on social media, replete with photos at WWE Headquarters and current CEO Stephanie McMahon and wrestling star Triple H.
The 27-year-old impressed wrestling aficionados with his tag team performance at WrestleMania 38 in April in Dallas. He was teammates with The Miz, whom many are hoping he will pair back up with.
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) June 30, 2022
Paul joined with The A-Lister at The Showcase of the Immortals, only to have The Miz drop him with a Skull-Crushing Finale following a win over The Mysterios. Paul is making it clear that he wants revenge for SummerSlam entering the WWE with the ideal situational story: payback. Paul sent a message straight to The Miz to set off his WWE career officially.
“So I just signed my WWE contract with the support of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon,” Paul said in a video taken at the signing. This is a massive deal, but let’s get one thing straight because I don’t want to get this twisted. I did not sign this contract to team up with The Miz.
“In fact, I want nothing to do with The Miz. That man is dead to me. He is my enemy, and I signed this contract so I could beat The Miz’s a** at Summerslam. Let’s go.”
The buyer of today’s Original is invited to my next major WWE event as my guest 🤙🏼 https://t.co/FwLDOaGUQ9
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) July 1, 2022
The move marks an unlikely athletic career rise for the elder Paul brother that saw him go from social media stardom to an exhibition boxing match with Floyd “Money” Mayweather. Typically marked as the pinnacle of any combat sports career, Paul has since complained that he hasn’t been paid in full for the event that took place at the Hard Rock Stadium in June 2021.
Mayweather has since checked Paul on different occasions about what he feels is a novice not understanding the back-end payments of the pay-per-view fight business.
“This comes with the territory,” said Mayweather on “The Pivot Podcast.” “To them, that’s real money, and I like the YouTubers. The money on the back end, though, from pay-per-view, that takes a while.
“Nothing comes right away. I’m still collecting checks from fights seven or eight years ago. They just hate when the table is turned. Be happy with the biggest payday you ever got in your life.”
KSI’s reaction to Logan Paul signing to WWE! pic.twitter.com/xQ25mx4ca5
— KSI NEWS (@ksinews_) June 30, 2022
Mayweather addressed it again at the announcement of his next exhibition bout against MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura sometime in September in Japan. According to Mayweather, he was approached for another fight against Paul.
“I did one with Logan Paul, and I don’t really want to call that an exhibition. I came to entertain; he came to hold. It is what it is, and it’s so crazy; you know, I don’t have social media on my phone, and every once in a while, somebody will send me social media to my phone, and it’s so crazy that Logan Paul wants to do an exhibition again, but this is the same guy that says that he didn’t get paid.
“Someone from his team reached out to us and said Logan Paul wanted to do another exhibition. Certain individuals clout chasing, you see these guys bringing up Floyd Mayweather name for clout. I don’t know who exactly reached out. I don’t entertain the bullsh*t, we know he got paid.”
With Jake Paul taking boxing very seriously, Logan Paul, whose “fight career” has been in freefall, lands at the WWE, where fantasy and reality collide for the most athletically lavish soap opera on earth.