Bad Bunny is perhaps best known for his role as singer and songwriter; this rapper of Puerto Rican origin has had a prolific career in music, winning Grammys, entering the top spots on the Billboard 100 hits, and even performing at the Super Bowl halftime in 2020.
But the singer has explored other disciplines and shown great versatility by dabbling in acting alongside Brad Pitt and Michael Shannon in Bullet Train in 2022.
As if that were not enough, since 2021, he has been part of WWE, and what started as a simple cameo has become a constant presence at brand events.
Backlash is an event that has been held since 1999, and over the years, it has undergone several transformations in its concept. In the early years, the main events featured matches of legends like Triple H, Batista, The Rock, and even Hulk Hogan.
For the 2023 edition, Bad Bunny was scheduled to host the event, which will take place in his homeland of Puerto Rico on May 6.
However, Bad Bunny has turned things around and challenged Damian Priest to a street fight Legal sports betting sites are positioning him as the favorite to win this brawl.
Just two days after performing at Coachella, Bad Bunny got into the ring on Monday Night Raw to challenge Priest.
This is not the first time that the reggaeton artist will perform in the ring. He ironically teamed with Priest for a WrestleMania 37 tag match in 2021, where they faced The Miz and John Morrison.
Benito (Bad Bunny’s real name) also participated in the 30-man Royal Rumble match in 2022.
The story for the match with Priest
The problems with Priest began earlier this month when Bad Bunny removed a chain from Dominik Mysterio with which he intended to hit Rey Mysterio in their father-son match at WrestleMania 39.
Later on, April 3, while Bad Bunny was in the crowd, Dominik confronted him. There was an argument between the two that ended in an exchange of blows. Bunny managed to block a punch and land one of his own when suddenly Priest appeared and pushed Bunny over the guardrail and choked slammed him into the broadcast table.
Dominik is Priest’s stablemate in The Judgment Day, so, understandably, he came to the aid of his friend.
Bunny did not forget the incident, and on April 24, while Priest was beating Rey Mysterio, the Puerto Rican jumped into the ring with a kendo stick and smashed Priest’s head.
Bad Bunny’s Relationship with WWE
Bad Bunny has mentioned that he was a big fan of WWE since he was a kid. Several of his songs mention wrestlers in the lyrics or their titles, such as the famous Booker T. He also maintains close relationships with some of the WWE stars, such as Ric Flair, who has appeared in one of his videos.
In an interview for the HBO show The Stop, Bad Bunny commented that he takes wrestling seriously.
“I trained for about three months. I moved to Orlando for that time to train every day. I did not record any songs, nor did I do anything about music. Also, I have to affirm that Professional Wrestling is 100% real,” Bad Bunny explained.
“It’s crazy. When I was training on the first day, they taught me to fall; I said: ‘How can these people do this for 20 or 30 years receiving that pain?’” Bad Bunny also praised Triple H and The Undertaker, two icons of WWE.
Bunny has earned the respect of his WWE peers backstage for his dedication and hard work, and they consider him just another wrestler.
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