Logan Paul made his in-ring debut this past weekend at WrestleMania 38 where he teamed with The Miz against the Mysterios (Dominik and Rey). Paul had an impressive outing in the match that saw him deliver the three amigos and even a frog splash, signature moves performed by Rey’s good friend Eddie Guerrero. After picking up the win, Miz hit the Skull Crushing Finale on this tag team partner.
Dave Meltzer noted on today’s Wrestling Observer Radio that WWE made a promise to Paul ahead of the match and even put it into his contract that he would be a babyface as he wanted to portray that role instead of being a natural heel. Thus, the reason why Miz turned on Paul.
“Oh, by the way, I didn’t know this, but it makes perfect sense. So you know why they did the Logan Paul and Miz thing at the end that we couldn’t understand? Because when they made the deal with Logan Paul to do this angle part of the deal was when you’re done with this angle you’re gonna be a babyface. That was negotiated into the deal. I guess that’s why he was a babyface the first time too.”
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