Logan Paul has now officially signed on to become a WWE Superstar but had long before made his debut in wrestling entertainment. The 27-year-old started off as a digital content creator, gaining popularity on the now-defunct Vine app. Then, he switched to YouTube, and eventually made a shift to boxing. 

Paul was in the news recently after his comments on rapper Bad Bunny at The Philip DeFranco Show stirred up a hornet’s nest. Paul said the Puerto Rican rapper made use of the same tax breaks he accused others of using. 

“It’s tough because I love Bad Bunny. I think he’s an amazing entertainer, I think he’s a generational talent, but I do find it hypocritical because Bad Bunny is a Puerto Rican, living in Puerto Rico, who is privately taking advantage of the same tax programme he is publicly condemning,” Paul said in the show. 

Who is Logan Paul? 

Paul became a household name when he went up against Floyd Mayweather, who’s at the top of his game now, in a pay-per-view match. The influencer has also faced British YouTuber KSI. Logan has a brother Jake, who is also into boxing. 

The two grew up in Ohio. Born on April 1, 1995, Logan started creating internet videos on YouTube for a channel called Zoosh when he was just ten. The elder Paul sibling attended Westlake High School and was hailed an all-star linebacker on the 2012 football team for the school. He also qualified for Division I Wrestling Individual Championships at the state level, in 2013. 

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While Paul began pursuing Industrial Engineering at the University of Ohio, his social media fame had begun to take off around the time, so he dropped out and moved to Los Angeles to make a career out of it. With a steady following, that Paul refers to as “Logang”, the influencer went on to appear in shows like Fox’s ‘The Masked Singer‘ and ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’. 

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He’s also faced his share of controversy, for a vlog on a man who hung himself in Japan’s Aokigahara, at the base of Mount Fuji, which is infamously known as the suicide forest. Paul’s video showing the corpse hanging was intended to document his time in Japan but was deemed to be insensitive. 

Paul also has his own podcast, ‘Impaulsive’, where he interviews various celebrities. The current contract with WWE will see Paul perform at their various events through next year.