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YouTube’s boxing king KSI is already setting his sights on WWE wrestling

Published: 2/Dec/2019 18:55 Updated: 2/Dec/2019 18:58

by Jacob Hale

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YouTube sensation JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji has revealed in an interview that since conquering the boxing space, he would like to test his skills in a WWE ring.

KSI vs Logan Paul 2 was arguably one of the biggest boxing events of the year, with sales that would make even the biggest names in boxing blush with envy.

KSI came out victorious and remained the YouTube Boxing champion, taking the win via split decision after going the distance with his arch-nemesis. Rumors suggest the Brit, originally from Watford, may have made upwards of $8 million from the fight, though he has remained tight-lipped about the exact figure.

Twitter: Logan Paul
Instagram: KSI
KSI’s boxing efforts reached all levels of mainstream media, becoming one of the biggest boxing events in recent history.

Now, though, it seems KSI has set his sights beyond the boxing ring and may be eyeing up the bright lights of the WWE’s squared circle.

In an interview with AllHipHop, KSI was asked whether he’d ever considered jumping into WWE like how world-famous boxer Tyson Fury has done recently.

“Of course,” he said. “I’m always open to doing WWE, AEW, or whatever organization there is. I’ve been a fan for years. I used to watch Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Hulk Hogan, Sting, Mick Foley/Mankind, The Undertaker, all these guys, Triple H. I’m a fan, so it would be a dream come true to fight in the WWE.”

Instagram: KSIKSI once did a wrestling video with Rule’m Sports – but could his next be with WWE?

KSI is definitely a character big enough to thrive in the WWE, having taken over YouTube and the YouTube boxing space with his over-the-top shenanigans and personality. It’s the type of energy that could do well in professional wrestling.

But do we think he could really hang with the likes of The Rock, John Cena or Roman Reigns? Probably not, but knowing KSI, he wouldn’t put in a bad shift.

Pokemon

Trainwrecks’ generosity backfires after Ludwig scores $10k Pokemon card

Published: 24/Nov/2020 1:42

by Brent Koepp

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Smash Melee star Ludwig Ahgren sent a Pokemon card Twitch stream into a meltdown when he pulled a 1st Edition Dragonite worth up to $10k. The gaming pro scored the rare collectible after streamer Trainwreckstv gave him the pack.

Pokemon cards have taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch as viewers flock to see their favorite personalities chase after the rarest Nintendo collectibles.

A live Trading Card Game box opening hosted by streamer Mizkif and his org One True King went off the rails on November 22 when Smash pro Ludwig scored a rare Dragonite that could have been Trainwrecks’.

Twitch streamers react to Dragonite card during Pokemon broadcast.
Twitch: Mizkif
A rare Dragonite was pulled during the One True King Pokemon card stream.

Ludwig scores rare Pokemon card from 1999

The Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded for nothing on school playgrounds decades ago can now sell for as much as a house. The hobby has also become a major hit on sites like Twitch, with streamers buying sealed booster boxes from the 90s to open live for viewers.

On November 22, Twitch star Mizkif broke open 1st Edition sealed packs from the 1999 Fossil set. Those attending the event lost their minds when pro gamer Ludwig scored a 1st Edition Dragonite after streamer Trainwreckstv gave his pack to him.

The moment went viral due to the Twitch personality’s generosity backfiring. “Dude I swear to God if I said no to this pack to be fair and nice and its a good pack I want it back. Ludgwig, if this is good it’s my pack. If it’s bad, it’s your pack,” he exclaimed moments before the card was pulled. Unfortunately, the booster he passed on contained the exact rare holographic he was chasing after.

After the excitement settled, the group felt bad for Train’s incredibly bad luck. Although the popular Twitch star wasn’t too bitter about it, laughing it off on Twitter. If nothing else, he should be applauded for his generosity.

According to recent sales of the item, a 1st Edition Dragonite can sell anywhere from $8k to 9.7k depending on the grading. Luckily for Ludwig, the item looked incredibly pristine, giving him a good chance at a PSA 10 grading.