Logan Paul Reveals Why He’s Asked To Kick Off WWE SummerSlam

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Logan Paul has asked WWE officials if he and Ricochet can kick off the WWE SummerSlam Premium Live Event on Saturday, August 5 from Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.

On the most recent episode of his Impaulsive podcast, Paul stated that he wants to open the show so that he can immediately travel from Detroit to Dallas, Texas to accompany his brother Jake Paul to the ring for his boxing match against Nate Diaz.

Paul stated that the timing will be tight and that he will be “barely possible” to make it to Dallas in time, and he is still unsure if he will be able to make it for the start of the fight.

“After SummerSlam, my brother who is fighting on the same night in Dallas, as soon as my match ends, I’m going to hop on a PJ [private jet], fly to Dallas in my gear, walk in the ring with my brother for his fight against Nate Diaz,” Paul said. “I’m going to try to. I don’t know if I’m going to make it, but I think if I do, it’ll be minutes. Like, I walk into the venue, round one Jake Paul/Nate Diaz starts.”

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins, who appeared on Impaulsive this week, mentioned that Paul will have to open up SummerSlam. The request was then revealed to WWE by Paul.

“I requested first match,” Paul responded. “We did the math, it’s barely doable.”

Paul will face Ricochet on next week’s RAW, and WWE will almost certainly announce their SummerSlam match then.

(h/t to F4Wonline.com for the transcription)