A little over two weeks ago, WWE held a press conference in Las Vegas, NV to promote the WWE Undisputed title bout between WWE Undisputed Champion Roman Reigns and Logan Paul. The match is set to take place at Crown Jewel on November 5, 2022. Many fans criticized the move to put the social media sensation into a main event spot for the title, but WWE’s Head of Creative and Chief Content Officer Triple H doubled down on the idea.
Triple H laments that celebrities like Bad Bunny and Logan Paul who are willing to put in the hard work to earn a spot in the world of sports entertainment are deserving of the same opportunities as any other WWE Superstar. Both celebrities have earned praise for their matches in WWE so far.
Bad Bunny appeared at WrestleMania 37, teaming with Damien Priest against The Miz and John Morrison. He appeared again at this year’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view event.
Paul wrestled his second WWE match at this year’s SummerSlam pay-per-view event, facing off against The Miz. Paul previously tagged with The Miz at WrestleMania 38, facing off against the Mysterios.
During a recent appearance on LADbible TV, Triple H commented on his perspective on celebrities coming into WWE, and more.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On the involvement of celebrities like Paul: “I think it’s great. If you said to me ‘Hey, there’s this guy Logan Paul, he wants to get involved in the wrestling business. He wants to get involved in WWE, wants to become a WWE Superstar.’ And he comes in and he’s got an attitude, and he doesn’t wanna get hurt, and he doesn’t wanna take bumps . And he doesn’t want to do what everyone else is doing, and he wants it to be special and all about him,’ I go ‘Yeah, I’m not doing that.’ When somebody comes in that loves it, that is passionate about it, that trains their ass off for it? You don’t do what he did in the events that he’s worked for us — you don’t do what he’s done at WrestleMania without a lot of hard work and a lot of effort.
On Bad Bunny’s involvement: “Same thing with Bad Bunny, this guy — he just wins artist of the year at the Video Music Awards, right? He’s arguably the biggest musical attraction on the planet. And he is like ‘Hey, when can I get in the ring for you guys again?’
“And when I tell you that he was gonna do the stuff for us with Miz and all of that at WrestleMania, and have that moment? I was very honest with him, like, ‘You’re gonna have to work really hard at this’. [He] went and got a house in Orlando, Florida just down the road. And he showed up everyday at that Performance Center. Got in that ring every single day, getting his ass kicked… He got beat up bad every single day, and he would show up every single day.”