Wrestlemania It wouldn’t be complete without a celebrity appearance, and this year’s show features a major one. Grammy-winning musician Bad Bunny will join WWE wrestler Damian Priest in a tag team match against The Miz and John Morrison on the first night (Saturday) of the two-night event.
Bunny’s participation in WWE’s biggest show of the year has drawn an entirely new audience to wrestling. So people who don’t usually follow wrestling can tune in to Saturday’s show, hoping to see the “I Like It” singer, they may have questions about what exactly he’s doing there. Let’s dive into it.
In January, Bunny released a video for his song “Booker T” which naturally featured WWE Hall of Famer Booker T. Later that month he and Booker T performed the song in it Royal rumble. It was there that his Wrestlemania the story line began.
When The Miz made his Royal Rumble entry, he used the Money in the Bank briefcase to smash Bunny’s DJ set, which had been left on stage after his performance. Bunny took on The Miz and his partner John Morrison, allowing Priest to eliminate both men. Bunny then hits them with a splash from the top rope to the floor.
That moment led to a months-long storyline in which Bunny and Priest took on Miz and Morrison, but Bunny’s involvement with WWE has gone deeper than that. He also won the championship 24/7 during a backstage segment and proceeded to wear the belt to Saturday night live when he was the musical guest.
Bunny’s presence has also been a huge boost for Priest. The current show with Miz and Morrison is Priest’s first fight as a member of the WWE main roster. Made the move from NXT in it Royal rumble And being paired with a star at Bunny’s level is a sign that WWE management believes in Priest.
The duo have had great chemistry together. Both men were raised in Puerto Rico and seamlessly switch between English and Spanish in their backstage segments. Your high profile place in the Wrestlemania card brings a welcome diversity to the show, especially considering WWE’s spotty track record with Latino artists.
The story itself has been pretty straightforward, built around the idea that The Miz doesn’t respect Bunny. Miz and Morrison are the bad guys here, and they’ve done a lot to antagonize Bunny and Priest, including smashing Bunny’s Bugatti and releasing a music video taunting their opponents.
The Miz challenged Bunny to a match at WrestleMania on the March 22 episode of Raw, which Bunny accepted after smashing a guitar on Miz’s back.
The match was changed to a tag team match in this week’s match. Raw.
Bunny is a lifelong wrestling fan, so surely this is a dream come true for him. If the splash in the Rumble It is an indication, he is not afraid to take risks, so we will see how he pushes the limits on the big stage. Priest is confident that fans will be impressed by what they see of Bunny.
“Every week, several days a week, we are in the ring together.” Priest told WFLA this week. “I’ll tell you what, come to WrestleMania, he’s going to surprise some people, he’s taking it seriously. The only thing he’s been adamant about is making sure he gets everyone’s respect; he earned everyone’s respect. “
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.