During the recent Money In The Bank event, WWE made a clear effort to create a buzzworthy moment intended to captivate the online wrestling community. Logan Paul, no stranger to viral fame, had already made waves since joining the WWE, particularly with his mid-air collision with Ricochet at the 2023 Royal Rumble, as both athletes attempted springboard clotheslines.
With both Paul and Ricochet competing in the men's Money In The Bank ladder match in London, England, it was evident that WWE hoped to deliver another newsworthy moment. As tables were set up ringside, the audience began to anticipate what spectacle awaited them.
Risky High-Flying Moment Turns Scary
In a daring maneuver, Paul and Ricochet ascended a ladder, only to find themselves tipped off balance. However, instead of crashing into the ring or plummeting to the floor, they astonishingly landed on the top rope.
Ricochet swiftly seized the opportunity, grabbing Paul and executing a Spanish Fly that sent them both crashing through the tables outside the ring. Yet, the acrobatic display took a scary turn when both men's feet became entangled in the ropes upon trying to regain their footing after the ladder descent.
Despite the momentary hesitation and the potential danger, both Paul and Ricochet emerged from the incident unharmed, if not a little shaken. While the spot did generate significant buzz online, WWE did not achieve the universal acclaim they had hoped for.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer shed light on WWE's subsequent decision to alter their plans. According to Meltzer, the original intention was for the viral spot to lead to a highly anticipated match. However, due to the spot's execution falling short of expectations, WWE opted to shoot a backstage brawl angle instead, which would culminate in a match to be featured on the following Monday Night Raw.
The revised plan aims to showcase Logan Paul's athleticism in an extraordinary match rather than a conventional marquee bout. Ricochet has already extended a challenge to Paul for a face-to-face confrontation in the ring when Raw visits Buffalo, New York.
This match will likely pave the way for their eventual clash at SummerSlam. As WWE adjusts its storyline trajectory following the scrapped viral plans, fans can anticipate an exhilarating encounter between Logan Paul and Ricochet, promising an impressive display of athletic prowess in the squared circle.