WWE inks social-media influencer, boxer L. Paul

Social-media influencer Logan Paul has signed a deal with WWE, the organization announced on Thursday.

The pact is a multi-event deal, sources tell ESPN, that will push into 2023. Paul will compete in the ring at multiple WWE premium live events (formerly called pay-per-views by the company) and will make TV appearances in between based on storylines.

Paul appeared at WrestleMania 37 in April 2021 alongside WWE superstar Sami Zayn before he made his in-ring debut at WrestleMania 38 this year in a tag-team match with The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio and his son, Dominik Mysterio.

The Miz and Paul were victorious, and afterward, The Miz turned on Paul. On Monday’s edition of Raw, The Miz called out Paul, seemingly setting the stage for a singles match at SummerSlam later this month in Nashville.

Logan Paul is the older brother of Jake Paul, a fellow YouTube star. The younger Paul has found success in boxing, with multiple pay-per-view headline appearances. Most-recently, Jake Paul scored a knockout of former UFC champion Tyron Woodley in December.

Jake Paul is scheduled to fight Tommy Fury, the younger brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, on Aug. 6 in New York.

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