In a recent episode of the IMPAULSIVE podcast, WWE superstar Logan Paul reflected on a pivotal moment during the WWE Crown Jewel event, where he faced off against Rey Mysterio for the WWE United States Championship. A critical point in the match caught the attention of fans worldwide, as Paul seemingly saved Mysterio from a potentially dangerous fall.
During their intense match, Mysterio executed a springboard moonsault, a move that required precision and timing from both wrestlers. However, a slight miscalculation almost led to a severe mishap. Mysterio almost landed on his head, but Paul's quick reflexes allowed him to catch Mysterio just in time, preventing what could have been a serious injury.
This act led to Paul being hailed as a hero, especially within the Mexican community, where Rey Mysterio holds iconic status.
Paul Reflects on Save
Addressing the incident, Logan Paul acknowledged the gravity of the situation.
He admitted that while his actions may have saved Mysterio, they also came close to causing harm. "I was too far back for the move, and he didn’t clear enough ground," Paul explained, highlighting the risks involved in professional wrestling.
Despite this, he emphasized his commitment to ensuring the safety of his opponent, stating, "I had to catch him, and I wasn’t gonna not catch him." Paul's humility shone through as he downplayed the 'hero' narrative, insisting that he was merely doing his job.
However, he expressed gratitude for the positive recognition, saying, "I’ll take the praise." The incident at WWE Crown Jewel not only showcased the athleticism and risks associated with professional wrestling but also highlighted the importance of in-ring chemistry and safety.
As wrestlers put their bodies on the line for entertainment, moments like these serve as a reminder of the professionalism and skill required to perform at the highest level. With his quick thinking and action, Logan Paul demonstrated his growing prowess in the wrestling world, earning both respect and admiration from fans and peers alike.