YouTuber Logan Paul Signs On With WWE


Controversial YouTube creator Logan Paul, who has made a second career for himself as a fighter with circus-like boxing matches with Floyd Mayweather and fellow YouTuber KSI, inked a contract with professional wrestling company WWE, they announced Thursday.

Key Facts

WWE and Paul, 27, announced Paul’s contract signing online, but offered few details about what he’ll be doing for the promotion, after he previously appeared at a few WWE events.

Key Background

Paul and his younger brother Jake Paul first became known on Vine. As a YouTuber, Paul was widely criticized for posting a vlog in Japan in 2017 showing a man who had died by suicide in a forest. Paul hosts the podcast Impaulsive, which has nearly 4 million subscribers on YouTube, while his personal channel has 23.5 million subscribers. Both Paul brothers began their fighting careers in 2018. Last year, Logan Paul fought Mayweather in a televised pay-per-view exhibition match. The fight reportedly generated roughly 1 million buys, generating $50 million in revenue. Paul debuted at WWE’s Wrestlemania in April.


Earlier this month WWE CEO and chairman Vince McMahon stepped down as an investigation was launched into claims he paid $3 million in hush money to a former employee over an affair.

Big Number

$18 million. That’s how much Forbes reported Paul made last year, making him the ninth top-earning YouTuber of 2021.

Further Reading

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