Logan Paul's involvement in WWE SummerSlam has taken an intriguing turn as he recently disclosed his request to open the highly anticipated event. While the official announcement is yet to be made, Paul, a popular YouTube personality turned professional boxer, seems to have confirmed his appearance at the August 5th extravaganza.
However, his motivation behind this request has raised eyebrows among wrestling and combat sports enthusiasts alike. During an episode of his widely followed podcast, "Impaulsive," Logan Paul revealed that he specifically asked WWE to schedule his match, which reportedly pits him against the high-flying Ricochet, as the opening contest of the SummerSlam card.
What makes this request unique is Paul's desire to attend his brother Jake Paul's forthcoming boxing match against Nate Diaz, set to occur on the very same evening in Dallas, Texas.
Logan's Ambitious Dual Appearance
Sharing his ambitious plans, Logan expressed, "As soon as my match ends, I'm going to hop on a private jet, fly to Dallas in my [wrestling] gear, walk in the ring with my brother for his fight against Nate Diaz." He acknowledged the logistical challenges of this tight schedule but remained optimistic about the possibility of making it happen.
The goal, as he elaborated, would be to arrive at the venue just as the first round of the Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz bout begins, creating an unforgettable moment for both the Paul brothers and their fans. Given that SummerSlam takes place in Detroit, Michigan, Logan estimated a flight duration of approximately two-and-a-half hours to Dallas, factoring in the shift to the central time zone along the way.
With Diaz's boxing debut expected to start at 11 PM CST, Paul believes it is "barely doable" for him to land in Dallas and promptly arrive at the American Airlines Center to support his brother. While Logan Paul awaits WWE's response to his request, he is set to face Ricochet once again on the upcoming episode of "Raw." This encounter will undoubtedly add fuel to the anticipation surrounding his potential participation at SummerSlam.
As the wrestling world eagerly awaits official confirmation, the possibility of Logan Paul opening WWE SummerSlam and swiftly departing for his brother's high-profile boxing match has ignited curiosity and speculation, leaving fans and pundits intrigued about the logistics and the impact this unusual scenario could have on both events.