Wrestling's BIG DUMB IDIOTS Who Thought They Were COOL! ?

What does it mean to be cool in pro wrestling? These big dumb idiots thought they had the answer...

Logan Paul Domink Mysterio

There can’t be a single personality trait, attitude, vibe or skill as powerful in life as the ability to be cool.

You can’t teach it, because if you could, everybody would take the course, master it, and then it wouldn’t be “it” anymore.

There are no rules to being it, otherwise everybody would follow them, become it, and then it couldn’t be “it” ever again.

There’s no promise of being it forever, not warning if you’re no longer about to be it, otherwise everybody would figure it out and stop it being “it” forever.

And the biggest twist of all? The coolest people care the least about the fact that they are exponentially cooler than you or I could ever hope to be in our wildest dreams. Now apply that inordinately difficult set of circumstances to an uber-competitive locker room of an industry built on the ability to market yourself as the most appealing character in this or any world. And not always a particularly cool industry at that.

Being cool is a tool so few possess but so many pretend to. It defines lives and careers and transforms perceptions forever. It's little wonder you risk looking a big dumb idiot when you miss the mark.

Anyway, enough of looking in the mirror...

10. Logan Paul

Logan Paul Domink Mysterio

Logan Paul knows how to thrive in this broken version of the world.

From courting controversy as a YouTube star just enough to pivot into multiple contact spots whilst also not-but-kind-of-definitely marketing his drinks to kids in order to create a have/have not culture amongst the purest in our society, he's never met a situation he couldn't monetise by hook or crook.

It's this attitude that brought him and WWE together, and enough big performances in big matches made his United States Championship victory a move that was smarter than it was stupid. He's filmed wherever he goes and the belt's there too. As it was at UFC 295 when he sat cageside shouting out Dominick (sic) Mysterio across the TKO divide. They're kindred spirits at the moment, and when the moment predictably went viral, Paul's position within the company was yet again vindicated.

He's entitled, he's a big dumb idiot, and he's athletic enough to achieve his goals. He's Shane McMahon before time noped him.

Speaking of which...


Michael is a writer, editor, podcaster and presenter for WhatCulture Wrestling, and has been with the organisation over 7 years. He primarily produces written, audio and video content on WWE and AEW, but also provides knowledge and insights on all aspects of the wrestling industry thanks to a passion for it dating back almost 35 years. As one third of "The Dadley Boyz" Michael has contributed to the huge rise in popularity of the WhatCulture Wrestling Podcast and its accompanying YouTube channel, earning it top spot in the UK's wrestling podcast charts with well over 60,000,000 total downloads. He has been featured as a wrestling analyst for the Tampa Bay Times, GRAPPL and Sports Guys Talking Wrestling, and has covered milestone events in New York, Dallas, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, London and Cardiff. Michael's background in media stretches beyond wrestling coverage, with a degree in Journalism from the University Of Sunderland (2:1) and a series of published articles in sports, music and culture magazines The Crack, A Love Supreme and Pilot. When not offering his voice up for daily wrestling podcasts, he can be found losing it singing far too loud watching his favourite bands play live. Follow him on X/Twitter - @MichaelHamflett