The WWE’s Crown Jewel event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia featured a total of eight matches, with the most anticipated bout being Rey Mysterio vs. Logan Paul. The victory of the YouTuber-turned-wrestler in this match marked the first major surprise of Crown Jewel.
Logan Paul captured the United States Championship, bringing an end to Rey Mysterio’s three-year championship reign. Logan Paul received congratulations from various individuals, including WWE legend Triple H.
Logan Paul celebrates with Triple H
Rey Mysterio has always been recognized as a fierce fighter, even when facing much larger opponents like the Big Show. However, his recent defeat at the hands of Logan Paul marked a turning point in his career. Despite being disliked as a heel, Paul elevated his status when he claimed the WWE United States Championship from the wrestling legend Rey Mysterio at WWE Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia.
However, many people thought he might prove the legitimacy of his WWE career by winning the United States Championship from Rey Mysterio. They were right: Paul won the bout with a brawl, exactly like he did against Ricochet at SummerSlam.
Logan Paul’s adoption of underhanded tactics as part of his “heel” persona has sparked significant debate. Paul has remained silent on the matter, but Triple H has expressed his congratulations. Triple H posted a photo of himself with Paul and his new championship, commending Paul for solidifying his position in sports entertainment with this victory.
The WWE CCO said, “Just 8 matches into his career, @LoganPaul has cemented his place in the world of sports entertainment… and now, he’s got the hardware to prove it. Congratulations to your new U.S. Champion, “The Maverick” Logan Paul. #USTitle #WWECrownJewel.”
Logan Paul beats Rey Mysterio
On Saturday, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, at Crown Jewel, Logan Paul defeated WWE Hall of Famer Rey Mysterio to win the United States Championship. Following Paul’s victory over Dillon Danis in the ring last month, Mysterio was challenged. He previously met the Hall of Famer in an encounter at WrestleMania 38, where he and The Miz faced Rey and his son Dominik Mysterio.
A perfect buckshot lariat and a spectacular fallaway slam from the top rope were just two of Paul’s impressive high-flying moves during the match. He showcased his commitment and executed many remarkable sequences during the battle. Paul controversially secured the victory by knocking out his opponent with a brass knuckle punch.
Where Logan Paul will go after here is still up in the air following this massive victory. Do you think the Hall of Famer may have come here for payback? You can share your opinion in the comments.