Bad Bunny wrestled his first official match for WWE at WrestleMania 36, but he didn’t do it alone. The famous rapper teamed up with Damian Priest to take on The Miz and John Morrison, and that is exactly how he wanted things to play out.
While speaking to the Battleground Podcast, Damian Priest revealed that Bad Bunny specially requested to work with him at WWE’s show of shows. Their team was a big success and the Puerto Ricans also had a lot in common as they also came from the same town. Needless to say, they became fast friends.
“So I don’t know whose idea initially it was to pair us up. I do know that initially, we were supposed to be paired and he came to the Performance Center. I met him there like the week before the Royal Rumble and we hit it off immediately. We grew up in the same town in Puerto Rico, you know, just our mindset of how we handle ourselves, where people you know, told us [that in order] to make it we have to change the way we speak and change the way we dress and conform to whatever and we just never agreed with that. We always [believed] to succeed is to make it on your terms, not on somebody else’s. We had that in common and then obviously being super fans of this business. So we became like instant friends. [Then], the day before the Royal Rumble, we got scrapped, like I wasn’t supposed to be a part of it.”
“Then come [time for] the Royal Rumble. It was back on. Triple H [spoke to him about the supposed switch]. He’s like, ‘Hey, I don’t know why they told me that wasn’t that was gonna change. But no, we’re still gonna go with this. Because this is the way it should this is this. This is more realistic. Like, it’s an actual thing that you guys make sense.’ Actually, it was also Bad Bunny where they asked him, they told him like, ‘Hey, we’re gonna switch to this,’ and he actually spoke up and said, No, I want to work with Priest. That’s actually really cool because if he would have said, ‘Okay, yeah, I’d rather work with somebody else,’ they would have given whatever he wanted. But he specifically said he wanted me to work with him.”
Bad Bunny is now focusing on his big 2022 tour, one that sold out in no time. He is not closing the door on a WWE return, and those Superstars would love to have him back. Bad Bunny showed respect while he was with WWE and he even put plans for recording new music on hold while he trained, even relocating to Orlando so he could be closer to the WWE Performance Center. We’ll have to see what’s next for Bad Bunny, but we might see him with Damian Priest again down the line.
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