Logan Paul: 10 things you didn't know about WWE's newest star

Logan Paul has officially signed with WWE

Logan Paul is now a fully-fledged member of the WWE roster, having made his in-ring debut at WrestleMania 38.

After impressing in his celebrity match, WWE decided to sign Logan to a full-time contract, which was made official in July.

After beating the The Miz at SummerSlam in another impressive outing, WWE gave Logan a title match against Roman Reigns, which he’ll have in Novmeber.

Logan is one of the most talked about media personalities in the world, having become one of the biggest YouTubers in recent years, before entering the world of boxing and now WWE.

Such has been Logan’s rapid adaption to the wrestling industry, and his undeniable star power, he’ll headline Crown Jewel on November 5th, competing for Roman Reigns‘ Undisputed WWE Universal title.

With that in mind, there’s probably some WWE fans who want to get to know the Youtuber-turned-boxer-turned-WWE star, so GiveMeSport takes you through ten things you didn’t know about Logan Paul…

He wrestled in High School

Logan grew up in Westlake, Ohio, attending Westlake High School. Here, he took his first steps into the world of wrestling, eventually qualifying for the state-level High School Division 1 Individual Championships in 2013.

Logan Paul wrestled in high school
Logan Paul wrestled in high school

He also played American football in his youth

At Westlake, Logan also played for the School Football team. He proved successful here too, as he achieved the ranks of All-Star Linebacker for the 2012 season from The Plain Dealer, a major newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio.

Logan received a full academic scholarship

As a result of his sporting prowess, the 27-year-old received a full academic scholarship at Ohio University, majoring in Industrial Engineering before dropping out in 2014.

Logan Paul’s success on Vine

The reasons for his college dropout were due to the rapid growth of his social media brand, which started off with six-second videos on Vine. Within seven months, Paul had accrued 2.7m followers on the now-extinct app. Pretty impressive.

Logan Paul is one of WWE’s biggest names

His media company is named after his pet parrot

Paul’s media company “Maverick Media” was named after his pet parrot. He has now taken on the moniker himself, although it’s yet to be mentioned on WWE television.

Logan and Jake topped the Boxing PPV buys for 2021

The two Youtubers-turned-boxers mass appeal was shown with a combined 2.7 million buys on their fights. Younger brother Jake Paul topped the charts with 1.5 million buys on his fight with former UFC star Ben Askrem, while Logan’s exhibition match with Floyd Mayweather brought in 1.2 million buys. Big time.

Logan Paul’s Law & Order appearance

Logan made the move from YouTube to television in 2015 with an appearance on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He played the role of Ryan, the episode’s main antagonist. Rather fitting given his divisive reputation.

Logan Paul
Logan Paul bought the world’s most expensive Pokémon card earlier this year

He has appeared in advertisements for several big brands

Paul’s mass appeal has seen him land deals with several big brands, notably Pepsi, HBO and Nike. He has gone on to appear in advertisements for the first two.

He bought the most expensive Pokémon card in the world

Earlier this year, Logan bought an extremely rare Pikachu Illustrator Pokémon card from 1998. The card set him back a record £4.3 million. He wore the card (in protective casing) around his neck prior to his WrestleMania tag match with The Miz versus Rey and Dominik Mysterio.

He was compared to Donald Trump by Jimmy Kimmel

While he has massaged his reputation in recent years, Paul still attracts criticism. In September 2021, Jimmy Kimmel said that between Paul’s fights and Donald Trump’s commentating on a boxing match, the sport was again proving the best income source for the very worst people in the world. Paul did not take kindly to the comments, calling the talk show host an a-hole.

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