Grayson Waller was overjoyed to welcome the biggest guest of his SmackDown career, Logan Paul, on The Grayson Waller Effect after a week of excitement and a statement to the WWE Universe about his broken leg, but what would the social media star have to say? Will he bury the “Arrogant Aussie” to get over, making it even more difficult for the former NXT standout to get over on the main roster? Or would he be gracious to Sidney’s pride and instead take shots at his six opponents at Money in the Bank, the only six men standing between him and a crack at the belt held by either Seth Rollins or Roman Reigns?
As it turns out, Paul’s intentions did not come to fruition, as he was booed mercilessly by the people at the O2 for, apparently, not being LA Knight, which threw his entire act off before he could deliver it with his normal swagger.
“This is as big as it gets, Logan Paul on The Grayson Waller Effect,” remarked Grayson Waller. “Now, obviously, Logan, these London fans love you, and tomorrow night in this very ring, you can win your very first Money in the Bank Ladder match, where you need to climb the ladder and grab the Money in the Bank contract,” Waller remarked. “Now, what would it mean to you, Logan Paul, to have a contract that guarantees you a championship match anywhere, anytime, against any champion?”
“Well, it would mean a lot in London!” Logan Paul said this when the O2 crowd booed him. “London, you’re insane, and I’m not sure why you’re booing with me when you’ve seen me compete against every champion in this organization.” What’s more, guess what? My dreams will not be fulfilled until I have a WWE Championship gold medal around my waist (?). So, if I win that contract tomorrow, I’ll be able to call my shot on anybody I want. I can exact my vengeance on Seth “Freakin” Rollins, and I can even complete what I started by taking down the “Tribal Chief.” Grayson, I’m not even going to cash it in; I’m going to take that suitcase and knock LA Knight upside the head with it. The key is in the briefcase above me-”
Unfortunately for Paul, who is still relatively new to the professional wrestling world, when you evoke a performer’s name on the microphone, especially on an interview show, it almost always evokes that performer out to address the addresser, which is exactly what LA Knight decided to do, much to the chagrin of the raucous 18,000-person capacity crowd.
Logan Paul isn’t interested in “Megamanager” LA Knight
Walking to the ring to his theme song, “Knight Vision,” and great crowd applause, LA Knight placed a mic to his lips and told the “dummies” in the ring that he wasn’t too fond on other artists using his “Megastar” title.
“Lemme talk to ya,” Knight said to the gathering behind him. “You know, Logan Paul, you’ve proven a lot with everything you’ve been given, but that’s the key; it’s been what you’ve been given.” Meanwhile, every time I step in here, the entire world jumps to their feet, feeling a kavorka because I made it that way, yeah! So here’s the problem, man: I have all the respect in the world for the fact that you can build a name for yourself on social media, you can make a reputation for yourself on YouTube, but right now, you’re standing in my ring. So, when you look at that case tomorrow night, you’ve got to recognize that the odds are stacked against me for a reason because I am the one and only ‘Megastar,’ with everyone saying, ‘L. A. Knight, yeah!”
Clearly irritated, Paul retaliated, but not with the usual bluster.
“You know, it’s funny, dog,” Paul said, his voice trembling slightly. “Because you keep saying ‘Megastar,’ but to whom is ‘Megastar’? Because all I see in front of me is a person who was supposed to be a WWE manager after 20 years of mediocrity. You’re lucky I’m calling you ‘Megamanager.'”
“I’ll tell you what, if you haven’t heard, you ain’t listening hard enough, because London, tell him whose game this is: L. A. Knight, yeah!”
Unfortunately for the 18,000 LA Knight fans in London, he, too, was interrupted when Santos Escobar came out to address the group, and things broke down just like they did the week before, but if the segment taught fans across the WWE Universe anything, it’s that the pride of Hagerstown, Maryland is the most organically over performer in WWE right now, and he should be the odds-on favorite to win the Ladder match on July 1st, yeah!