Logan Paul might not be back on WWE programming for some time. In fact, his next big match might be a boxing bout.
Even though WWE has signed Logan Paul to be a WWE Superstar, the details of his deal are a bit sketchy and how often he is scheduled to appear on WWE programming is not known. That said, one report suggests that it could be some time before Paul returns to the squared circle and that he isn’t scheduled to be on television again anytime soon.
While WWE will be headed to Cleveland, Ohio, (Ohio is where Paul is from), he’s not being promoted for the show. In fact, according to a report by The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Paul isn’t slated to be on WWE shows for some time. They are reporting that Paul “won’t be doing WWE again” in the near future as he focuses on training for an upcoming boxing match. That match is scheduled for December and although nothing’s been confirmed, a fight with Dillon Danis is getting a ton of traction. Danis says he will be in attendance at KSI’s fight vs Alex Wassabi, in response to rumors Paul wants a piece of him. Paul has already confirmed that he will be in attendance. Danis said, “He wanted it for years, now I’m healthy and ready to go. Just send me the contract.”
As for what this means for WWE, it appears Paul has a deal in place with the sports entertainment brand that he can wrestle and box. The plus side for WWE is the exposure it brings. The downside is the negative impact it might have on his gimmick if he loses in a boxing match in a quick fashion. Paul still has clout as one of the most popular social media stars on the planet and that will always be a plus for WWE, but high-profile losses in boxing would hurt his standing. On the other hand, wins will help him immensely.
Paul’s recent loss to Floyd Mayweather is one of the reasons he’s such a huge name on the Internet and one of the reasons WWE was interested. That fight was watched by over a million people on pay-per-view.
Limited Appearances For WWE?
Are WWE and Logan Paul working under a limited appearances contract and one that would allow him to dabble in a number of other avenues? When you consider he’s one of the few stars that WWE wants to have a prominent presence using third-party revenue streams like YouTube, it’s already clear he’s operating under some slightly different criteria.
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