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WWE Fans Are Split On Logan Paul Becoming Official Wrestler

Lisa McLoughlin

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WWE Fans Are Split On Logan Paul Becoming Official Wrestler

Logan Paul's signing with WWE has divided fans online after the sports entertainment company confirmed the news this evening (30 June).

The YouTuber and podcaster also announced the news on his Instagram, sharing several photos of his visit to WWE headquarters in a post he captioned: "Just signed with the @WWE."

Following the social media announcements, WWE added in a press release: "Paul teamed 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.

"After speculation they might once again team up, Paul made it clear he's out for payback at SummerSlam."

Paul made his official WWE debut at Wrestlemania 38 earlier this year, where he had his first tag-team match with The Miz against the Mysterio father-son duo.

Not only did he achieve a surprise victory – to the point The Miz even turned on him at the end – he seemed to fit naturally into the theatrics and athleticism of WWE, whipping out the Three Amigos and even a Frog Splash.

After the event, many hailed Paul a 'natural', with his brother Jake saying he'd told WWE fans they would have to 'bow down'.

At the time, wrestling writer Bryan Alvarez gushed on Twitter: "You can hate the guy but Logan Paul was a total natural out there."

In light of the announcement, many have taken to Twitter to share their views on Paul's signing, proving the star is still divisive as ever.

Celebrating the move, one wrote: "Whether people like him or not, WWE signing Logan Paul is huge. He is the epitome of sports entertainment."

"Logan Paul has exceed expectations everytime he's stepped inside a WWE ring, I'm excited for his future in the company," another enthusiastically penned.

Echoing the previous statements, a third added: "Great signing. Logan Paul was a show stealer at #WrestleMania".

While another defended the decision, writing: "tbh wwe kinda needs logan paul. people need to stop b***hing and crying. he did pretty good at mania. idk how many people in the roster he can give a good match too. wwe needs his entertainment" (sic).

However, not everyone was so complimentary, with one social media user writing: "wtf do you mean logan paul is in wwe now".

"WWE the struggle has gotten real i see…," another cuttingly commented. "you’ve gotta be s**ting me".

However, Paul's signing to WWE shouldn't come as a surprise, he previously hinted at a full-time move in March.

He told talkSPORT: "If I continue my involvement in WWE, hopefully I can bring stuff to the table that switches it up.

"I’m an innovator and I’m always here to pitch ideas and at the end of the day I’m creative. If I can get more involved in the behind the scenes stuff with Vince’s approval, that would be fun.

"To be honest, bro… Probably. Yeah, probably. It just has to make sense with my schedule.

"I’m doing so much stuff and I have to really be careful where I allocate my energy. This happened with boxing. At first I did it, I tried it out and I loved it, so I kept doing it."

Featured Image Credit: @loganpaul/Twitter/Instagram

Topics: Logan Paul, WWE

Lisa McLoughlin
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