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Logan Paul Talks "Botched" Money In The Bank Move With Ricochet

The Maverick, Logan Paul, has a lot to say about the viral moment and how he feels about the WWE Universe!

By Chris Phelan
Logan Paul walking to the ring during Money In The Bank

Ladder matches in WWE are inherently dangerous by design, but Logan Paul and Ricochet nearly took things too far at Money in the Bank 2023.

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Taking nothing away from Damian Priest's impressive victory, the WWE Universe is still buzzing over the jaw-dropping crash through two ringside tables by Paul and Ricochet near the tail end of the men's Money in the Bank ladder match. Throughout the bout, both Superstars pulled out all the stops. Paul and Ricochet weren't shy about putting their bodies at risk to have a better chance of becoming Mr. Money in the Bank and it seems like these two men can't help but gravitate toward each other during their matches. Nevertheless, time seemed to stand still at one point.

Logan Paul Reveals Money in the Bank Crash Was a "Botched Move"

Logan Paul and Ricochet dive into a table during their Money In The Bank match

After being knocked off a ladder, Logan Paul and Ricochet performed a delicate balancing act on the top rope, ending with Ricochet haphazardly performing a Spanish Fly off the ropes and to the floor, sending both Superstars crashing through tables in the process. 

It was a legitimate heartstopping moment as both athletes landed awkwardly on their necks and shoulders, and it was clear to the WWE Universe that something had gone very wrong in the moment. Effectively eliminated from the match, both Superstars spent the remainder of the bout getting tended to by WWE officials and doctors. 

As it turns out, that iconic Spanish Fly was never intended to turn out that way, as Paul revealed on a recent episode of his IMPAULSIVE podcast:

"There was a botched move with a dangerous landing," Paul explained. "I walked away this time relatively unscathed. I got some scrapes and bruises, but no major tweaks or pulls. But Ricochet and I were supposed to do what's called a Spanish Fly off the top rope. So one of our legs is on the rope, one of our legs is on the ladder, and we are supposed to hit it at the same time. When he hit that rope, it was before me. So he moved it, so I slipped down, all the way to the bottom."

At that moment, Paul revealed to the world that he had no idea how he and Ricochet would salvage the situation. And in pure Paul fashion, he minced no words when he admitted he had no idea what to do as he and Ricochet panicked in the ropes.

Logan Paul Admits He "Doesn't Know What He's Doing"

Logan Paul stands in the center of the ring during Money In The Bank

"Keep in mind, I'm a noob, I don't really know what I'm doing out there," Paul confessed. "So when stuff goes wrong, I don't really know how to improv. So in my head, I'm like, 'This is f-cked. We f-cked this up. How is this gonna do this? Is he even gonna do this?' Our legs are all twisted like this. I'm looking at him like, 'Oh, this motherf-cker is still trying to send this sh-t.' I'm not even ready, his feet aren't even planted off the second rope, just hucks a backflip. I'm like, alright. Went crashing through the tables, scraped my shoulder, I hit my head on the thing. I'm fine, no concussions or anything."

Thankfully, both competitors didn't suffer any significant injuries, although Paul did post to Twitter shortly after Money in the Bank to let the world know his back has seen better days:

Paul went on to put his WWE career thus far in perspective: "It's just a wild sport. I don't know what I'm doing."

The WWE Universe Still Hasn't Warmed Up to Logan Paul

Wwe Logan Paul Mitb

The July 1 Money in the Bank event was once again a showcase for Paul, who has made it a habit to show off his insane athleticism every time he steps in the ring despite having only a handful of matches under his belt. While the WWE Universe feels a begrudging respect toward Paul, vocal fans at live events aren't shy about showering him with a constant stream of boos. Money in the Bank was no different, and Paul spoke about his unique relationship with WWE crowds.

"These fans go so hard and they have no respect for what I do," he explained. "I'm sacrificing my body out there. I jumped onto Damian Priest on a ladder, frog-splashed him and bounced off this human like a trampoline. I felt his rib cage crush under the weight of my 60-inch box jump. They started chanting, 'You still suck. You still suck.'"

For someone like Paul, it must hurt to hear chants like that when performing live, but The Maverick had better get used to it. As Paul continues to climb up the ranks in WWE, the boos will only grow louder – especially compared to a fan-favorite like Ricochet, who has called Paul out to meet him at the July 10 episode of Monday Night RAW.

As for Logan Paul, USA Insider hopes he can stay out of terrifying situations like the botched Spanish Fly in future matches – but as we all know, that's easier said than done! 

Welcome to WWE, Logan Paul. Rough landings are just part of the itinerary.

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