Logan Paul made a splash at WWE’s Crown Jewel on Saturday in Riyadh, nearly pulling off an upset of Roman Reigns to win the Universal and WWE Championships.
Paul pulled off all the stops. The YouTube star filmed himself frog-splashing through the announcers’ table onto Reigns at one point during the match. He showed off incredible athleticism to get Reigns on the brink, but it was the “Tribal Chief” who would reign supreme in the end.
The Usos would try to put the hurt on Paul to give Reigns an extra hand. Jake Paul would even show up to try and balance the matchup. But Reigns would come back and hit the Superman Punch followed by a vicious Spear to end Logan Paul’s quest of a championship and continue his reign.
Paul would later reveal the true damage of the match. He tweeted a picture of himself on a medical table.
“Torn meniscus, MCL & potentially ACL,” he tweeted. “Happened halfway through the match. keep y’all updated.”
Paul was in his third career WWE match. He beat The Miz at SummerSlam and later launched a challenge to Reigns, who has at least held the Universal Championship since 2020. He won the WWE Championship at WrestleMania in April
Here’s how the rest of the card shook out.
- Brock Lesnar def. Bobby Lashley via pinfall in a singles match
- Damage CTRL (Dakota Kai & Iyo Sky) def. Alexa Bliss and Asuka via pinfall to win the WWE Women’s Tag-Team Championship.
- Drew McIntyre def. Karrion Kross in a cage match via escape.
- The Judgment Day (Finn Balor, Damian Priest & Dominik Mysterio) def. The O.C. (AJ Styles, Luke Gallows and Ken Anderson) via pin fall in a six-man tag match.
- Braun Strowman def. Omos via pinfall in a singles match.
- The Usos (Jey & Jimmy Uso) def. The Brawling Brutes (Ridge Holland & Butch) via pinfall to retain the Undisputed WWE Tag-Team Championship.
- Bianca Belair def. Bayley in a Last Woman Standing match to retain WWE RAW Women’s Championship.