Roman Reigns shoves Logan Paul as things get heated in press conference after it’s announced they’ll headline WWE Crown Jewel pay-per-view in Saudi Arabia
- Triple H announced Roman Reigns will defend his title against Logan Paul
- WWE Crown Jewel has become well known for celebrity cross over matches
- The press conference became physical when Reigns got up and shoved Paul
WWE held a press conference Saturday to announce the main event of it’s Crown Jewel event and things got heated towards the end of the presser with Roman Reigns pushing Logan Paul.
Rumors and speculation had began running rampant during the week after WWE Undisputed Universal Champion Roman Reigns made an appearance on Logan Paul’s Impulsive.
The appearance was followed by both sides talking trash on Twitter before WWE chief content official Triple H invited Paul to a recent episode of Friday Night Smackdown.
Roman Reigns shoved Logan Paul during their WWE press conference on Saturday
The pair squared up after it was announced they’ll headline Crown Jewel pay-per-view event
Paul appeared on the show to announce Saturday’s press conference. It was then that Triple H announced the main event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in November would be Reigns vs. Paul for the Undisputed Universal Title.
‘It will be a match like no other, it will be a spectacle like no other,’ Triple H said.
Paul and promoter Paul Heyman traded trash talk. Paul would eventually call out Reigns for sitting down and allowing Heyman to speak for him.
Reigns responded by standing up and shoving Paul with both hands before Triple H stepped between the two. After the push Paul could be heard saying: ‘And your supposed to be the professional.’
Crown Jewel has featured a number of celebrity crossovers in the past, including Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez and Tyson Fury vs. Braun Strowman, but Reigns vs Paul will undoubtedly be the biggest one yet. It has also featured rare appearances by legends like The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels and Bill Goldberg.
Reigns was flanked by his entire stable, which includes his cousins the WWE Undisputed Tag Team Champions Jimmy and Jey Uso, and NXT North American Champion Solo Sikoa, as well as Sami Zayn, and special counsel Paul Heyman.
YouTuber Paul, Jake Paul’s brother, on the other stand sat by himself, until he was eventually flanked by Triple H.
YouTube star Paul brings some legitimacy inside of the ring and will fight in November
Aside from the celebrity aspect brought to the event by Paul and his more than 30 million social media followers, the YouTube star also brings some legitimacy inside of the ring.
Paul faced off against boxing great Floyd Mayweather, and to the absolute surprise of everyone he lasted the entire eight round exhibition. To follow this up Paul would go on to have two matches in the WWE, and he performed admirably in both looking like he belonged in the squared circle.
In his previous two matches he, along with The Miz, defeated Rey and Dominik Mysterio at WrestleMania 38. He also won a one-on-one match against The Miz at SummerSlam.
‘When it was first brought to my attention that Logan Paul was a huge WWE fan, that they [Logan and Jake Paul] were massively into the product and they had an interest in doing something with us, I have to admit I chuckled to myself,’ Triple H said at one point during the press conference.
‘I thought well if these guys want to come in here, they’ll probably be like every other celebrity that comes in here with the exception of a few.
‘The first time they hit that mat, the first time they feel that physicality, and how absolutely real this is, they will quickly change their mind and decide that maybe in the ring is not the best place for them.’
Triple H would continue to mention how Paul was different, and how he was constantly told, and sent videos of how hard the YouTube star was training to compete.