Shawn Michaels is one of the most popular, decorated, and celebrated superstars in the history of the WWE. He’s now heaped praise on YouTuber Logan Paul a couple of months after his WrestleMania debut.
Logan Paul shocked the pro wrestling world when he started to appear on WWE broadcasts, but even more so when he made his debut alongside The Miz at WrestleMania, taking on Rey and Dominik Mysterio.
He impressed even the most die-hard fans — a hard achievement for any wrestler, let alone someone who’s never even performed in the ring.
Best of all though, he made some of the greats of the sport stop and appreciate his talent, including Mr. WrestleMania himself, Shawn Michaels.
Speaking with UK podcast host Brian Davis on his True Geordie podcast, Davis — who is often more friendly with YouTubers and other influencers than pro wrestlers — asked what Michaels thought of Logan’s debut.
He said: “Absolutely, I was [impressed] as well. I’m glad you brought it up, because that was … Look, it’s always a question to people when we bring in celebrities from the outside, and now I will say I think the celebrities really make a real effort to make sure they adjust to our sport well.
“He did a fantastic job. I will say this: I wasn’t that surprised by it because if you’ve watched him in boxing, and almost everything he does, he jumps into it, full board. He’s 100% committed to everything he does. So I wasn’t surprised by it but, at the same time, he really did do a fantastic job.”
Michaels went on to explain how hard it can be to step into the ring after taking a big break — let alone doing it for the first time, without getting regular reps in between the ropes.
Logan has spoken about how much he loved performing in the WWE and his return at SummerSlam is already set to happen — and maybe it could even become a regular thing if he can keep performing that well.