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Last Saturday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, social media megastar Logan Paul almost pulled off the biggest upset in WWE history by defeating Roman Reigns in just his third match ever despite a serious injury. Although Paul fell short of winning the Undisputed WWE Championship and dethroning the Head of the Table, he proved he belongs in the WWE and more than deserves his spot on the roster.
Present and former WWE Superstars alike took to social media to praise Paul for his gutsy performance, which he completed after tearing his MCL, Meniscus, and possible ACL halfway through the match. One of the WWE legends who applauded Paul’s electric performance was the host of USA Network’s upcoming new show, “Barmageddon,” Nikki Bella.
Bella is the longest-running Divas Champion in WWE history with her reign lasting 301 days. With that being said, we think it’s safe to say that Bella knows a good performer when she sees one, and clearly, Logan Paul impressed her.
“He’s an amazing wrestler.” Nikki told TMZ Sports. “I think he proved that at WrestleMania. He’s a good storyteller, he has charisma, he speaks well on the mic. Like, he’s the total package as a WWE Superstar."
That’s high praise coming from one of the greatest women’s wrestlers of all time. And the praise didn’t stop there as Nikki’s twin sister Brie and a former Divas Champion in her own right agreed with Nikki’s comments. “He has all the tools to be a big star there,” she said.
The Bella Twins weren’t the only wrestlers or celebrities to congratulate The Maverick on his iconic performance. Current and former wrestling personalities and legends such as X-Pac, Lana, Shawn Michaels, Jeff Jarrett, and Triple H were quick to approve of Paul’s performance. "He's the best three-match wrestler I've ever seen!" exclaimed Wade Barrett on commentary.
The YouTube sensation proved last night that he belongs in the WWE and has earned his spot on the roster. Between finishing the match after suffering three serious injuries mid-way through, devoting hours every single day to training with Hall of Famers like HBK, and believably taking Roman Reigns to the limit, Logan Paul has seemingly paid his dues and proved any doubters wrong.
He is here to stay, and he’s good at what he does. Whether fans like the polarizing celebrity or not, they must respect his dedication to a new world like WWE and the physical accomplishments that he pulled off in his match.
You can relive Logan Paul's match against Roman Reigns on the WWE Network on Peacock!
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