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Logan Paul Talks SAVING Rey Mysterio at WWE Crown Jewel 2023

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Logan Paul, still a relative newcomer to the wrestling world, faced off against the legendary Rey Mysterio for the United States Championship at WWE Crown Jewel 2023.

The match, as expected, was a display of skill and showmanship, but it took an unforeseen turn when Mysterio executed a springboard moonsault, a move requiring precise timing and distance.

Mysterio, unfortunately, came up short on the jump, a miscalculation that could have led to a severe injury. It was at this critical juncture that Logan Paul demonstrated a presence of mind and physical dexterity uncommon to many who aren’t veterans in the squared circle.

He caught Mysterio, preventing a potentially dangerous landing on his head, and then proceeded to complete the move by slamming him to the mat. This quick thinking and action on Paul’s part were not only a display of his growing in-ring acumen but also a testament to his respect for the safety and well-being of his fellow wrestler.

Logan Paul: Reflection on the Incident

Logan Paul, on his ‘Impaulsive‘ podcast, reflected on this incident with a mix of humility and candidness. He acknowledged the praise he received online, especially from the Mexican community, for his actions in ‘saving’ Rey Mysterio.

However, Paul was quick to point out that the situation was a result of a mutual miscalculation – he was too far back, and Mysterio didn’t cover enough ground

In his own words, Paul stated that while he did play a role in averting a mishap, he was also partly responsible for the precarious position they found themselves in: “I think I also almost killed Rey Mysterio. I think I was too far back for the move, and I think he didn’t clear enough ground for the move. That’s what happened.”

This admission reveals a level of introspection and responsibility not always evident in the bravado-filled narratives of celebrities that make the jump over to WWE.

The Aftermath and Ongoing Narratives

The incident at Crown Jewel did not just end with the match. It sparked discussions and analyses among fans and critics alike.

Rey Mysterio’s week continued to be eventful as he faced a heel turn from his mentor, Santos Escobar, on the subsequent episode of SmackDown.

Meanwhile, Logan Paul’s journey in WWE took another turn as he was caught trying to sell his United States Championship, although of course this was storyline (and actually pretty funny).


  • What happened between Logan Paul and Rey Mysterio at WWE Crown Jewel 2023?
    • Logan Paul caught Rey Mysterio during a miscalculated springboard moonsault, preventing a potentially serious injury.
  • How did Logan Paul react to the incident?
    • Paul acknowledged his role in the incident on his podcast, admitting both his and Mysterio’s miscalculations.
  • What was the fan reaction to Logan Paul’s action?
    • Fans praised Paul for his quick thinking and action, especially in the Mexican community.
  • What are the implications of this incident for Logan Paul’s WWE career?
    • The incident has added to Paul’s reputation as a capable wrestler and has become a significant moment in his wrestling narrative.
  • Did Rey Mysterio face any consequences after the incident?
    • The storyline for Rey Mysterio continued with a heel turn from his mentor, Santos Escobar, on SmackDown.
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