Possible reason why WWE RAW kicked off with The Miz and Logan Paul brawling

As seen during the July 25th 2022 edition of WWE RAW, Logan Paul and The Miz brawled in the ring to kick off the show. It’s believed that the brawl was designed to reduce the amount of boos for Paul later in the broadcast during his Impaulsive TV segment. During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com explained what happened…

“So the deal here, the reason that they did this, aside from hot open, Logan Paul, celebrity and everything like that… If you noticed, they opened with them brawling as opposed to, let’s say Logan Paul in the ring going, ‘Miz, get out here, let’s fight right now,’ which, he actually tried to do that later in the show. The reason they did was because they figured that the people were going to boo Logan Paul when they first saw him, a lot.

So, they would have him come to the ring and do all this with no cameras on so you don’t see it. So, his coming to the ring to the music and everything like that had happened off-screen before Raw started. And, in fact, he was booed very heavily… I think that they think you go out there and go, ‘I love New York. I’m in Madison Square Garden,’ that the people will get behind him, and they do to a small degree.” (quote courtesy of RingsideNews.com)