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Logan Paul has outlined his ambitions to become “the face of WWE” after winning the United States Championship from the legendary Rey Mysterio.
Paul won the first belt of his career at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia on Saturday night after delivering a final blow to the defending champion before pinning him at three to provide one of the most memorable nights of his career.
Speaking exclusively to Mail Sport following his victory, Paul outlined his desire to continue and dominate the sport – vowing to “take back this industry” and saying it was his “legacy” to do so.
“It’s crazy,” he said. “I really don’t know how to understand what my life has become. I grew up in a town where such things didn’t really happen. I believe in myself, I work like crazy and the next thing I know I’m fighting Rey Mysterio for the United States Championship and I won it.
“It’s incredible. I’m shocked and I want to stay humble but damn, it’s so much more fun to be cocky with this! This (belt) doesn’t leave me. This is one of the greatest achievements of my life. I’m going to take over this industry, brother. I’m going to be the best and I have to continue to work very hard.
Logan Paul aims to become ‘the face of WWE’ after winning the United States Championship
“There is something very appealing about the idea of doing my best in this industry and I know that the best I can do is become the face of WWE, is become the undisputed Universal Champion.
“I had the opportunity to do it last year at Crown Jewel against Roman (Reigns) and I did an incredible job. I’m still a rookie, I’ve been doing this for a year and a half, so imagine if I spend some time on it.
“Imagine if I went to the Orlando Performance Center and trained with the best? I have access to the best resources. Maybe this is something I need to do, I’m all about legacy and maybe my legacy needs to be passed on to WWE.
An entertaining fight saw Paul delivered a pair of brass knuckles – which were illegal in this championship fight – by a member of his “entourage”.
One of Mysterio’s partners in his “Latino World Order” – Santos Escobar – chased away Paul’s friend who was trying to retrieve the gun.
Paul had one of his most memorable career moments when he defeated Rey Mysterio
He’s pinned the WWE legend three-way and now wants to take over the organization.
But as Escobar pursued Paul’s accomplice, he left the brass knuckles in the ring. Although he was prepared for Mysterio’s signature ‘619’ move, he caught him with a right hand, leading to the pinfall.
After the fight, WWE chief Triple H posed for a photo with Paul and praised him for “cementing his place in the world of sports entertainment.”
Speaking about their relationship, Paul said it was “great” to work with him and praised the WWE legend for listening to his ideas and giving him the freedom to express himself.
“I’m so happy that Triple H and company believe in me like they do,” he added. “I hope I can make them proud and I know I will. He is super receptive to my ideas. I am a content creator – keyword creator. I like creating things, I come up with ideas. When I present my ideas, he always listens.
Paul opened up about his “awesome” relationship with WWE boss Triple H and praised him for listening to his ideas.
“We bounce ideas off each other, go back and forth, and usually land on some pretty epic stuff. It’s super collaborative and I love that they give me the freedom to be who I am at their company.
Paul – who also made headlines after beating kickboxer Dilon Danis on the undercard of Tommy Fury’s recent win over KSI – also discussed the possibility of a tag team match with his brother Jake.
Jake has competed in lucrative boxing fights against Tommy Fury and former UFC star Nate Diaz – so Paul can’t foresee him moving into wrestling any time soon.
However, he welcomed the possibility in the future, adding: “It’s difficult, brother. He’s a boxer. I am a wrestler slash boxer. I think he’ll focus a bit on boxing – but who knows? If I need reinforcement and a strong right arm, I will call on my brother!’