Logan Paul admits he almost killed wrestler before he actually saved his life
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Wrestling fans thought Logan Paul's quick thinking saved Rey Mysterio's life - but he confessed he actually 'almost killed' him.
But it was Paul's apparent ring awareness that got people talking rather than his triumph over the Hall of Famer.
He was hailed as a hero after seemingly saving Mysterio from smashing head first onto the mat after a botched flip.
The SmackDown star jumped off the second rope and intended to take down Paul with a Springboard Moonsault.
Viewers watched with bated breath as Mysterio spun through the air and appeared destined to crash land on his neck.
But a quick-thinking Paul appeared to notice that he had miscalculated the move and sprang into action.
He caught the 48-year-old mid-air on his shoulder, giving Mysterio room to put his hands out.
Fans heaped praise on the star for supposedly saving his life - but Paul has confessed that he wasn't actually as noble as people think.
During an episode of the Impaulsive podcast, he admitted that the match nearly had a very different outcome.
He explained: "Look, I’m going to come clean, because I’ve seen all these positive headlines right.
"‘Logan saves Rey Mysterio’, the Mexican community going crazy, they’re praising me, saying I’m sort of a hero and so I’m like dang, I’m being recognized for doing something cool I’ll take it.
"Upon assessing my performance, while I do think I did save Rey Mysterio’s life, I think I also almost killed Rey Mysterio."
The Prime co-founder fessed up and admitted that he made a mistake which could have had grave consequences for his wrestling rival.
He continued: "I think I was too far back for the move & I think he didn’t clear enough ground for the move, that’s what happened like…I was too far back and he didn’t clear enough ground.
"We both made a mistake and I had to catch him. I wasn’t gonna not catch him, so like truthfully while I like the headlines and I like being gassed up like this, I was just doing my job."