“Best Heels in the World”- WWE Hall of Famer JBL Praises Jake and Logan Paul

Published 04/28/2021, 11:12 AM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul celebrates with his brother, Logan, after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)


The highly anticipated fight between Jake Paul and legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather has finally been announced for Sunday, June 6 this year at the  Hard Rock Stadium. The YouTuber turned Boxer has finally got his fight and will get to see the unbeaten Mayweather a little over a month from now. 

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Although the majority of the combat sports fanbase despises Logan ad Jake Paul, they have been making the big bucks over the years with highly popular fights that, regardless of the result, make them leave with a huge paycheck. 

In a recent post on Twitter, WWE Hall of Famer John Layfield, popularly known as JBL, praised the Paul brothers for their role as heels and selling fights to the audience. 

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As a full-blown heel himself, JBL acknowledged the fact that Jake and Logan Paul have been getting the audience to hate them, which stamps them off as perfect bad guys. The boos that they get fuel the anticipation for the fight and everything is just a build-up to the entertainment aspect of it. 

JBL may be justified in his claim over the Paul brothers

Calling them the best heels in the world is only apt for the work they have done, playing the role of YouTubers imposing themselves in the fight business, getting the audience to boo them, and really working to sell a fight. In the end, selling tickets is what they do and they get the job done. 

LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 09: Logan Paul (red/white/blue shorts) waits in a neutral corner after he knocked down KSI (black/red) during their pro debut fight at Staples Center on November 9, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. KSI won by decision. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

Jake Paul showed up at UFC 261 and audaciously demanded that Dana White pay up the 1 million he jokingly said he was placing on Ben Askren winning the boxing match. UFC legend Daniel Cormier even threatened to hit Paul, really getting the crowd into the moment. 

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Jake Paul was booed profoundly at the event and if it was WWE, every critic would say ‘Job well done’. Logan Paul does not have a promising boxing record and has no business picking a fight with one of the greatest boxers in the history of the sport. 

MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

However, he seems to be following the tracks of Conor McGregor in challenging Mayweather and the crowd will get to see what they have been waiting for. That being said, even if Logan gets beaten to a pulp or knocked out, he gets to walk away with a huge payday and that is why he and his brother have been the perfect heels.

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Luke Dias

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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