By Adam Thompson | | 3 mins
WWE Championship Odds: Will Logan Paul Win Before 2024?
Logan Paul is back with WWE after the YouTube megastar signed a new contract with the sports-entertainment powerhouse.
It’s not the first go-around for Paul, who competed in the ring at WrestleMania 38 in April and received strong reviews for his action by wrestlers and fans alike. Now he’s back for a showdown with The Miz, his tag team partner at WrestleMania who turned on him after the match.
Is Paul destined for another few glamour matches, or is this encore meant as something bigger for him and for WWE? Bookies.com handicapper Adam Thompson has created his projected odds for Paul’s chances of getting a championship belt.
Will Logan Paul Win WWE Championship Before 2024?
Paul has competed in just one wrestling match, but insiders and experts tended to agree that he held his own against the pros.
On June 30, Paul signed a new deal with WWE, a contract that extends into 2023. In other words, this isn’t a one-and-done for the entertainer who has roughly 25 million followers.
It’s one thing to have a celebrity in matches against marquee competition. But would WWE really put a belt around Paul’s waist? The organization has made champions out of past celebrities, but not world champions.
In recent years, as many as six celebrities have won the 24/7 Title, a belt that is defended at any time or place.
Since 2019, famous DJ Marshmello, NBA player Enes Kanter, NASCAR driver Kyle Busch and former QB Doug Flutie have secured the 24/7 titles. All four titlists lost the belt the same day they won it.
Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny won the 24/7 crown in 2021 and kept it a month. The only celebrity who’s held it longer is Rob Gronkowski, who had it for a few months in 2020.
But the 24/7 title is small beans compared to the WWE Championship. Then again, most of them are small beans, in terms of marketing potential, compared to Logan Paul.
That is one reason to believe he’ll have the gold at one point. He’s starting the contract running, with a first match back against The Miz, a former champion and main event-level draw.
It’s also possible Paul gets a championship shot or two without gaining the belt.
While WWE has never awarded the title to a “celebrity” wrestler, its top rival WCW once did – but putting the strap around David Arquette was arguably the blow that killed the business. There’s a chance WWE pauses at the possible backlash of going all the way with Paul.