Logan Paul, controversial YouTuber, podcaster, boxer (against such welterweights as Floyd Mayweather) and now wrestler has made quite a name for himself in the eyes of young fans around the world from his halcyon days as a gamer to his current run as an up-and-comer in the wide world of sports, especially full contact sports, so it makes sense he’s joined the ranks of AEW.
Now Jim Cornette, at Wrestletalk.com, has crowed about Paul’s appearance at Crown Jewel, saying the young wrestler has stats that put him up there above 90% of the rest of the entire AEW roster, a bold claim about a relatively new young player in the game.
Logan Paul recently went mano-a-mano with Roman Reigns for the WWE championship at the Crown Jewel event on November 5th and earned swift praise from outspoken wrestling adjunct Jim Cornette, a man who’s not afraid to voice his own controversial or unpopular opinions and the man had nothing but praise for the former YouTuber who’s put his own foot in it on multiple occasions himself. The newbie, with just three matches under his recently signed belt, earned high praise from Cornette who said that Paul has the type of chops that put him in the top tenth percentile of the best of the AEW best.
Cornette talked about how Paul has the skills and the pull to go for the WWE championship in his third ever match, a stadium show to boot, and that not only did Paul do a decent job, he went above and beyond anyone’s expectations. Cornette described how everyone going into the match were expecting mediocrity from Paul, a diamond in the rough still in need of major polishing, and came away seeing a brand new star in the making. He praised the fact that Paul took his AEW training seriously and that it showed in the match he put on for the audience.
That’s not to say Cornette loved every minute of the new AEW star’s bout, though. He thought the entourage consisting of Logan Paul’s brother, Jake Paul, another YouTuber with a controversial background, as well as the Usos, were distractions from the larger event. He went on saying that they were there seemingly to try to cover if Logan Paul didn’t put on the type of show he was trained for and that once he saw Paul’s performance, his brother and all the rest were unnecessary and if anything, took away from a new star in the AEW wrestling firmament.
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