This past Saturday night at WWE Money In The Bank, Damian Priest walked away with the coveted briefcase in the men’s match. It was a hard-fought victory and not one that he was expected to win if you asked the fans and oddsmakers, who pegged LA Knight to come out on top. Priest’s win and Knight’s popularity with the London fans were not the only highlights coming out of the dangerous bout; Logan Paul and Ricochet once again put it all on the line as they went through with their planned Spanish Fly through the tables on the outside, despite the move not being executed as expected.
Paul confirmed that the move went awry on the most recent episode of his Impaulsive podcast. He noted that the move was “botched” and resulted in a “dangerous landing” that he was lucky to walk away from, aside from a few scrapes and bruises. Apparently, Ricochet’s feet hit the top rope before Paul’s, who had slipped, and it required him to improvise on the spot, something he admittedly was not prepared to do at this point in his career. Luckily, Ricochet began flinging himself backward, and Paul had the wherewithal to throw himself forward in an attempt to salvage the sequence. He also said that he did not suffer a concussion, which is something some had worried about.
On a recent episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer revealed that the intent of the spot was to create a viral moment that could be passed around, much like they’re dueling top rope lariats from the Royal Rumble. The plan now is for Ricochet and Paul to square off against each other at WWE SummerSlam in Detroit on August 5. While many had hoped for a match between Knight and Paul, who have had good chemistry in their promo exchanges, WWE wants to show off Paul’s athleticism, which is something he’ll do better in a match against the high-flyer.