Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Nov. 5, 2023) – Logan Paul made history on Saturday night, becoming the first YouTuber to win a WWE championship. Paul defeated Rey Mysterio to capture the United States Championship in the main event of WWE Crown Jewel.
The match was a back-and-forth affair, with both men giving it their all. Mysterio, a WWE Hall of Famer, used his experience and technical skill to keep Paul at bay for much of the match. However, Paul eventually caught Mysterio with a surprise roll-up, using brass knuckles that he had hidden in his trunks.
The win was a major victory for Paul, who has been a controversial figure in WWE since his debut in 2022. Some fans have criticized Paul for his lack of wrestling experience, while others have praised his athleticism and charisma.
The victory also marks a major milestone for WWE in its efforts to expand its reach in the Middle East. Crown Jewel was held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the match between Paul and Mysterio was one of the most anticipated matches on the card.
Reaction from the public
The victory of Logan Paul has been met with mixed reactions from the public in Singapore. Some fans are excited about the prospect of Paul becoming a major player in WWE, while others are disappointed that he won the title in such a controversial fashion.
Those who are excited about Paul’s victory believe that he has the potential to bring new fans to WWE. They point to Paul’s large following on social media and his ability to connect with a younger audience.
Those who are disappointed about Paul’s victory believe that he does not deserve to be a champion. They argue that he is not a legitimate wrestler and that he won the title by cheating.
It remains to be seen how Paul will fare as United States Champion. However, his victory is a sign that WWE is committed to reaching new audiences in the Middle East.
In a major upset, Logan Paul defeated Rey Mysterio to win the WWE United States Championship at WWE Crown Jewel 2023 on Saturday night in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Paul, a YouTuber and actor, made his WWE debut at WrestleMania 38 in April, where he teamed with The Miz to defeat Dominik and Rey Mysterio. Paul and Miz continued their feud with the Mysterios throughout the summer, culminating in a match for the United States Championship at Crown Jewel.
In a back-and-forth match, Paul used a brass knuckle to defeat Mysterio for the title. The victory was a major coup for Paul, who has quickly become one of the most popular WWE stars.
In the main event, Roman Reigns defeated LA Knight to retain the WWE Universal Championship. Reigns, who is currently on a dominant run, dominated Knight throughout the match. Reigns eventually pinned Knight with a spear to retain the title.
Other notable results from WWE Crown Jewel 2023 include:
- Seth Rollins defeated Drew McIntyre to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
- Iyo Sky defeated Bianca Belair to retain the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
- Rhea Ripley defeated Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler, Zoey Stark, and Raquel Rodriguez to retain the WWE Raw Women’s Championship
- John Cena defeated Solo Sikoa
- Cody Rhodes defeated Damian Priest
- Sami Zayn defeated JD McDonagh
WWE Crown Jewel 2023 was a successful event for the company, drawing a large crowd and generating a lot of buzz. The event also featured several big moments, including Paul’s victory over Mysterio and Reigns’ retention of the Universal Championship.