WrestleMania 40

Logan Paul isn’t getting into a war of words with Ronda Rousey.

The former UFC bantamweight champion recently suggested that much of Paul’s success with the WWE can be attributed to him receiving extra attention from the company, saying, “It’s frustrating that everybody doesn’t get that treatment.”

Otherwise, Rousey was complimentary towards Paul, and Paul responded in kind to Rousey’s comments on the BS w/ Jake Paul podcast.

“I want to approach this from a real mature standpoint because I like Ronda Rousey,” Logan said. “What she’s done in MMA is incredible. We watched her growing up just snapping arms. I have a lot of respect for Ronda Rousey. Every time I’ve met her it’s been very amicable, so when she’s saying that I don’t think it’s like a personal attack on me by any means. I don’t feel she’s coming after me.

“I feel she’s maybe using me as an example to express her dissatisfaction with how she was treated in the WWE. But I can’t speak on that because I don’t know how she was treated.”

Rousey has had plenty to say about the WWE during her recent tour to promote her memoir, Our Fight. After stepping away from MMA competition in December 2016 following a loss to Amanda Nunes, the ex-UFC star eventually transitioned to professional wrestling, making a well-received debut at WrestleMania 34 in 2018.

Along the way, Rousey’s relationship with the WWE soured, and in a recent interview, she called her time in the company “an absolute s*** show” and pointed the finger at several WWE executives as being the root of the problems. Though Paul can’t speak to Rousey’s experience, he did defend himself in regards to how much work he’s putting in to improve as an in-ring performer.

“I don’t think she’s a hater,” Paul said. “I think she might be unhappy with how her run in the WWE went, but I don’t know anything really about that. All I know is how I work in the facilities and time that I’ve been given to make my matches as best as possible, because I think the WWE recognizes that when I put on a good match, which will happen every single time I perform, the outcome and the reaction of the fans is immense.

“It fills the audience and I think I’ve proven my value both in and out of the ring, on the mic, wrestling. The impressions that I’m delivering the company are second to none.”

Like Rousey, Paul transitioned to professional wrestling after building a name for himself in other fields, amassing a huge following as a YouTuber and social media influencer. After dabbling in boxing—including a 2021 exhibition bout with undefeated legend Floyd Mayweather—Paul made the move to the WWE where he has already performed at some of the sports entertainment giant’s biggest shows.

Paul explained how he’s continuing to learn the craft of professional wrestling, while echoing Rousey’s sentiment that outsiders aren’t always given the most amount of time to prepare following their debuts.

“When I first started, for sure they were holding my hand,” Paul said. “I didn’t go to the [WWE Performance Center] and do professional wrestling like a lot of my peers. My only practice and time to learn how to be a professional wrestler was when we were building the match. Now, I’m working with guys who don’t always feel like spending that much time on it. Although it might be helpful for me, I want to be a good colleague.

“I wrestled a SmackDown once, it was my first television match, and I learned it in a week. We took a collective four hours to do it. I can do it, obviously, and I’m going to do it, but my ability to learn matches, build them, put them together, understand them, and then execute them, is getting better, but the time that I need is getting shorter. I think WWE recognizes that their investment in making sure I do have the time to put the best matches on is paying off.”