How Logan Paul Got Seriously Injured At WWE Crown Jewel 2022
Here's how Logan Paul got hurt while wrestling Roman Reigns at WWE Crown Jewel 2022.
Logan Paul was the man of the hour at WWE Crown Jewel 2022, earning widespread plaudits for his performance opposite Roman Reigns in the night's main event. Defeated in his challenge for Roman's Undisputed WWE Universal Championship he may have been, but Paul earned immense praise for working far above his experience level, pulling off Frog Splashes and Buckshot Lariats in only his first wrestling match.
Unfortunately, it'll be a while before WWE fans see Paul in action again. The YouTuber-turned-pugilist suffered a potentially serious set of injuries while wrestling Reigns, confirming via Twitter that he had torn his meniscus and MCL - and potentially his ACL as well.
torn meniscus, MCL & potentially ACLAdvertisement
happened halfway through the match. keep y’all updated 👍🏼 pic.twitter.com/3v5tpBABCk— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) November 6, 2022
If the torn meniscus and MCL are the extent of his issues, Logan can likely expect to miss three-to-six months of action. A badly damaged ACL could extend his spell on the sidelines to nine months or beyond.
When Did Logan Paul Get Injured?
Dave Meltzer reported on Wrestling Observer Radio that Paul was injured during the bout's most spectacular spot, which he later immortalised on Instagram.
With Reigns prone on the announce table, Logan scaled the turnbuckles, phone in hand. He then leapt all the way onto the table and Reigns, giving Crown Jewel its biggest, most eye-catching highlight. Unfortunately, Meltzer states that this is where Logan was injured.
Paul's phone-captured footage of the splash when viral shortly after the show. WWE has since posted a great side-by-side clip:-
😲😲😲😲😲@LoganPaul amazed us all at #WWECrownJewel! pic.twitter.com/Rd88HPFxkT— WWE (@WWE) November 6, 2022
WrestleMania 38 hosted Paul's first wrestling match ever, a tag team bout pitting him and The Miz against Rey and Dominik Mysterio. Miz turned on Paul afterwards, kicking off a feud that was eventually blown off at SummerSlam 2022, where Logan was victorious. His clash with Roman was the first to be announced for Crown Jewel several weeks ago. In defeat, Paul became the 25th challenger to fail to take Reigns' World Championship from him since capturing it two years ago.