A social media influencer is a mainstream influential person with a large following on social media. Logan Paul is a great example of a social media influencer who became an incredible hit at World Wrestling Entertainment. Paul has over 23 million YouTube subscribers, making him one of the most successful social media influencers in the world. His unimaginable success in WWE must have the sports-entertainment world contemplating who the next big crossover star could be. What social media influencer could have a WrestleMania match like Logan Paul vs Seth Rollins?
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Social media influencers also have their own army of brands to reach out to. So if they have a million followers, not all of those fans are following WWE. But the crossover appeal may be introducing her fans to WWE for the first time. We’ve seen WWE reach out for celebrities in the past when movie stars, athletes, and reality TV stars have graced WWE television. But in 2023, the social media influencer is a celebrity status that WWE must keep trying to attain.
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Breckie Hill is a 20-year-old content creator with over 2 million TikTok followers. The young blonde bombshell has risen to fame with her viral TikTok videos and risqué Instagram photos. Hill has developed a social media beef with collegiate gymnast and social media darling Olivia Dunne because they share similar physical characteristics. Hill’s ability to play the hoe on social media would go well with her WWE career. Hill clearly has no problem with being controversial, and her high school cheerleading career should add athleticism to the mix. Breckie Hill could become a WWE star in no time.
9 Noah Beck
Noah Beck is a former college football player turned social media influencer. Beck has over 30 million TikTok followers. TikTok named Beck one of the ten breakout content creators of 2020. His social media fame led to a spot in a music video by Machine Gun Kelley -Z demographic in 2021. As his TikTok displays show, Beck has no problem being shirtless, and his attractiveness (and abs) are made for WWE television. Noah Beck could be a WWE heartthrob. The WWE feud between Noah Beck and Austin Theory makes sense.
Mykie is a social media influencer with almost 4 million YouTube followers. Mykie is a makeup artist of great talent. Her ability to create makeup tutorials and talk about ghost hunting has made her one of the world’s most viral beauty vloggers. Not only does Mykie have a unique look for WWE, but her gift for gossip would fit her perfectly into the world of sports entertainment. In 2020, Mykie left her glam and gore YouTube account due to mental and physical pain, but returned in late 2022, naming her fans “Zombaes”. WWE fans have always loved face-painted Superstars like Ultimate Warrior, Jeff Hardy and Asuka. Mykie would fit well into that genre, or at least bewitch the next face-painted superstar.
7 Simeon Panda
Simeon Panda looks like a professional wrestler. The 6’1, 225lb shredded social media fitness pro passes every WWE airport test. Panda not only makes a splash in the gym but also as a motivating and inspirational individual known for his character and amazing physique. Panda has been featured in magazines and fitness publications around the world. Panda has previously appeared at MuscleMania (one of the premier natural body competitions) and would jump off the screen with a WrestleMania match. His social media following reaches 17 million fans, and those fans would love to support Simeon Panda in WWE.
6 Paige Spiranac
The eye-catching Paige Spiranic is a social media influencer and professional golf instructor. The former collegiate and professional golfer also tried gymnastics as a youth and would have the athletic ability to compete in WWE. We saw NXT rookies Tiffany Stratton and Sol Ruca flaunt an athletic gymnastics background that seemed to captivate fans.
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Spiranic has also been featured in magazines such as Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and Maxim Hot 100. Spiranic’s 3.7 million Instagram followers would appeal to WWE. Spiranic has received some criticism for sexualizing women’s golf, but that appeal would be accepted in WWE. The 5’7 bombshell could be a major addition to the WWE Women’s division.
5 Julien Solomita
Julien Solomita has over 1 million followers on his Instagram. Solomita rose to social media fame while on then-girlfriend (now wife) Jenna Marbles’ YouTube channel, which has 20 million subscribers. While Marbles has retired from YouTube, the pair have a strong following. As a youngster, Solomita had aspirations of becoming a professional baseball player. His social media is full of him playing baseball and basketball. In recent years, Solomita has dabbled in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. With his athleticism, good looks and sense of humor, Solomita would be a great addition to WWE. Solomita definitely exudes a Corey Graves vibe online.
4 Katerina Carney
Katerina Carney is a Russian TikTok influencer with over 2 million followers. Carney has grown her fan base by being entertaining and very comfortable in her own skin. Carney’s social media nickname is “Your Favorite Blonde”. At 5’6 and 119 pounds, Russian-born, Boston-raised Carney is a perfect blend of entertainment and risqué sex appeal known for doing well in WWE. Carney would thrive in a role similar to former WWE Superstar Mandy Rose. Carney’s appeal to Gen Z would be very valuable to WWE. In addition, Lana (CJ Perry) was very successful with her “Russian” WWE gimmick
3 Papa Swolio
Papa Swolio in an American fitness influencer. His TikTok has over 6 million followers. Swolio is known for his brutally honest yet hysterically funny videos. Swolio loves reminding his followers to hit the gym. Swolio is also the host of his own Daily Swole podcast and creator of Swolenormus X (fitness program). Swolio has a great look for professional wrestling. His long hair, wavy muscles and thick beard are reminiscent of a sort of Thor character. Swolio is an inspirational influencer who wants his fans to be their best and that would be marketable in WWE.
2 Tana Mongeau
Tana Mongeau was seemingly made for a career in WWE. The former girlfriend of Jake Paul (brother of the aforementioned WWE star Logan Paul) is a heat magnet on social media. Mongeau also dabbles in the entertainment business as a singer. Her first single, Hefner, would feature her (now) former girlfriend, notorious actress Bella Thorne. Mongeau’s YouTube channel has nearly 6 million subscribers. Mongeau would seemingly fit perfectly into the WWE world, which includes Logan Paul. The 24-year-old influencer would draw attention to her brand’s WWE product.
PewDiePie might be the goat of all social media influencers. The formerly most subscribed YouTuber in the world still has 111 million subscribers. While PewDiePie may not seem suited to WWE competition in the ring, he could still be a key WWE asset. PewDiePie’s fame came from his commentary on video games, particularly those in the horror genre. If WWE could get PewDiePie as guest commentator, the internet would blow its lid.
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PewDiePie also considers himself a comedian and would reach a worldwide audience (which differs from YouTube) with WWE. PewDiePie’s love of video games translates easily to WWE in ring action and storytelling.