Sources from WWE refute claims that the wrestling company approached the influential person Lele Pons for a $20 million deal, as claimed during an episode of Logan Paul’s IMPAULSIVE podcast.
In 2022, WWE selected Logan Paul as a new talent, signing a multi-year contract with the YouTube star after his bombastic performance in the boxing ring against KSI and Floyd Mayweather.
Now another major influencer claims that the company has reached out to him… but WWE refutes her claims.
On March 22, former Vine royalty, singer and “Exposure” host Lele Pons appeared on an episode of Logan Paul’s podcast “IMPAULSIVE” to discuss her life, career and recent marriage to her husband Guainaa.
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During the conversation, Paul suggested that Pons join WWE, as he did when she let slip that they approached her for a possible deal.
“They turned to me,” she said. “They turned to me. I’m not kidding. I thought: “If something happens in my career, like a scandal or something like that, I’ll just go down that path.” I want to follow in your footsteps!”
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Guaina then claimed that WWE had offered her a whopping $20 million deal, which took Logan Paul by surprise—and apparently WWE too.
Sources in WWE deny that they offered Lele Pons a $20 million deal
According to reports from the Fightful Select, sources from the WWE categorically denied Pons’ claims, saying, “It’s generous of us.”
Ponce is not the only person who claims to have received $20 million from WWE; Floyd Mayweather also claimed to have been paid $20 million to perform at WrestleMania 24 in 2008, but skeptics have questioned these figures for years.
This figure is also much more than famous WWE talents such as Brock Lesnar and Roman Reines have earned, even if you translate this figure into $825,000 from the Venezuelan currency.
So far, WWE has not made public statements regarding Ponce’s statements, which have caused a response in the wrestling community (which has led to quite a lot of memes about a possible deal on social networks).
At the moment, Logan Paul is preparing for another boxing match against a mysterious opponent after recovering from a leg injury sustained during last year’s WWE match.