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WWE is reportedly planning for a match between undisputed WWE Universal champion Roman Reigns and YouTube star Logan Paul to headline the Nov. 5 Crown Jewel premium live event in Saudi Arabia.
In accordance with Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t F4WOnline’s Joseph Currier), WWE will hold a press conference in NEVADA on Saturday to officially announce the match.
Paul can be scheduled to seem on Friday night’s bout of SmackDown in Anaheim, California.
Reigns appeared on Paul’s Impaulsive podcast Tuesday. The podcast has over 4 million subscribers on YouTube, and 1.8 million people had viewed the Reigns episode by Friday.
Following the podcast dropped, Reigns took to Twitter to accuse Paul and his co-hosts of talking trash after he left the show:
Reigns’ special counsel, Paul Heyman, vowed to take care of the Paul situation, which resulted in a reply from Paul:
Logan Paul @LoganPaul
Just how do you anticipate handling me? https://t.co/cUuh1cWHvB
WWE head of creative Triple H then invited Paul to seem on Friday’s bout of SmackDown, also it was announced shortly thereafter he would indeed be on the show:
Paul is most beneficial known for his popularity on social media marketing, but he’s got turn into a big deal in the pro wrestling scene in the last year aswell.
At WrestleMania 37 in 2021, Paul was ringside for a match between Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens, and he took a Stunner from Owens afterward. Twelve months later, Paul made his in-ring debut.
Paul teamed with The Miz to beat Rey and Dominik Mysterio at WrestleMania 38 in April, and Paul had the wrestling world buzzing because of the athleticism, poise and presence he displayed in his first-ever match.
The Miz attacked Paul following the match, which resulted in them having a singles match at SummerSlam. Paul was highly impressive once more and found a victory on the Miz.
Around that point, it had been announced that Paul had signed the official contract with WWE, also it was expected he will be utilized as a part-time Superstar, primarily at major events.
Meanwhile, Reigns is really a surefire future WWE Hall of Famer who’s having of 1 of the very most dominant runs in the annals of the business.
The Tribal Chief has tell you everyone in his path, including Brock Lesnar and Drew McIntyre, and he’s got held the Universal Championship for over 700 days.
There is absolutely no question that there surely is an enormous disparity between Reigns and Paul when it comes to experience and legitimacy, but a match between them will be huge nonetheless.
Even though few could have any belief that Paul could beat Reigns for the title if it’s at risk, Reigns vs. Paul is really a match that could get a ton of mainstream attention, also it will be a worthy headliner for a meeting that will feature big names and legends.
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