“Disappointed” Logan Paul Shares Strange Exchange with His Idol Dwayne Johnson on Instagram

Published 06/21/2022, 1:30 PM EDT
MIAMI, FL – JUNE 6: Logan Paul meets with the press following the Mayweather vs Paul: Bragging Rights boxing event on June 06, 2021, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

It takes a mountain’s worth of effort to undo the strains caused by one’s mistake. YouTuber turned boxer Logan Paul would testify for the same. His distasteful vlog in Japan strained his relationship with his idol, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Further, Paul recently opened up about not replying to Johnson’s DMs after the incident.

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Paul was a guest at the ‘True Geordie‘ podcast. During the conversation, the host Brian ‘Geordie’ Davis mentioned how the Aokigahara forest incident affected Paul’s relationship with Johnson. Paul responded by saying that he understood why Johnson was displeased with him. He said, “I totally got where he was coming from. You know, I was so disappointed like in myself. Like, real disappointment in myself. And, so I vowed to get better, I vowed to change whatever.”

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Moreover, he also mentioned that, after the incident, he was unsuccessful in strengthening his relationship with Johnson. Paul said, “I just, I don’t know, I just wanted to be able to build a relationship with Dwayne that didn’t end up happening.”

After hearing Paul’s response, Geordie asked him if he tried to contact Johnson. He responded, saying, “I did not reach out. He did, maybe like 5 months ago. Nah, 3 months ago. Like nothing ever happened.”

In fact, Paul had posted a story of a monkey stealing his bottle of Prime. Johnson found the video funny and responded to the same on Instagram. Meanwhile, Geordie asked him if he responded to Johnson’s message, to which Paul nods in the negative.

However, Paul was quick to add that while Johnson does not owe him anything, his previous demeanor deeply hurt him.

Dwayne Johnson severs ties with Logan Paul

Logan Paul and Dwayne Johnson shared wholesome chemistry at one point in time. Moreover, ‘The Rock’ also appeared in a few of Paul’s videos.

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MIAMI, FL – JUNE 6: Logan Paul meets with the press following the Mayweather vs Paul: Bragging Rights boxing event on June 06, 2021, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

However, all this changed after Paul’s controversial video from Japan’s Aokigahara forest went viral in 2017. Paul was slammed across social media sites for the uncompassionate and distasteful video. Additionally, Johnson, who was personally affected by Paul’s actions, asked his publicist to remove any picture or video he had with Paul.

In fact, it was reported that Johnson wanted ‘nothing to do’ with ‘The Maverick’ after the incident.

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What do you think of Logan Paul ignoring ‘The Rock’s messages? Let us know in the comments below.

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Joshua Ben Joseph

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Joshua Ben Joseph is a Boxing writer for EssentiallySports. He started his career as an editorial cartoonist and holds a BFA degree with a specialization in Animated Filmmaking and Screenwriting from AISFM, Hyderabad. An avid lover of boxing history, Joshua believes his writing extends his lifelong adoration for combat sports.

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