KSI defied pleas from his team to stop 15st Logan Paul from jumping on him at WrestleMania just weeks before next fight | The Sun

KSI defied the pleas from his entire team to stop Logan Paul from jumping on him from the top rope at WrestleMania.

The YouTube, music and crossover boxing star accompanied Paul – wearing a Prime drink suit – in his match with Seth Rollins.

And KSI got his first taste of WWE action when he took a frog splash from Paul, who was aiming for Rollins.

The spot came just six weeks before KSI's next fight, against millionaire nightclub tycoon-turned boxer Joe Fournier.

So it proved hard to convince his camp that letting Paul – who weighs around 15 stone – collapse on him was a good idea.

But KSI told SunSport: "Trust me, it was hard. From the Sidemen, to my trainers, to my manager, they were all stressing.


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"And the funny thing is, I was the one who was gassed the most. I was like, 'Let's do it, this is sick, I love this idea.'

"So, they had a few plans to try change it so that Logan wouldn't be jumping on me.

"But I was like, 'That's boring, man. That's not ground breaking, I want this to be huge.' I was like, 'I can take a bump, it's fine. Let's do it.'

"So yeah, I talked them into it, we did some practise and then we just went for it."

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KSI, 29, thankfully emerged unscathed for his DAZN pay-per-view fight with 9-0 Fournier, 40, next Saturday at Wembley Arena.

It will be his seventh bout in the ring, following a draw in 2018 and win over Paul in their rematch a year later.

But the pair are remarkably now friends and business partners having launched hydration drink Prime to great success.

Paul, 28, is yet to box since taking American legend Floyd Mayweather, 46, the distance in their June 2021 exhibition.

Instead the social media sensation has focussed his efforts on the WWE, earning himself a new contract.

And although KSI was talked into receiving a frog splash from the air, it could be his first and last finisher in the WWE ring.

KSI said: "I enjoyed it but it's just not for me, man. It's a lot work, it's a lot of work.

"I see what Logan does, I've seen behind the scenes what he has to do in order to entertain as well as take bumps. It's too much for me."

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