As well as being a beloved musician, Bad Bunny has recently gotten into the wild world of WWE. A lifelong fan of professional wrestling, Bad Bunny first appeared on the premier wrestling promotion in 2021. In February of that year, Bunny won the WWE 24/7 belt with the help of fellow Puerto Rican wrestler Damian Priest. Bad Bunny held the belt in non-stop promotion for 28 days before trading it to R-Truth for Stone Cold Steve Austin memorabilia.
Because his WWE 24/7 occurred backstage, Bad Bunny wouldn’t make his in-ring debut until Wrestlemania 37 in April. He teamed up with Priest to win a tag-team match against The Miz and John Morrison. He next stepped into the ring at Royal Rumble 2022, finishing fifth in the men’s event. Later that year, Bad Bunny was announced as a pre-order bonus for the wrestling video game WWE 2k23.
Bad Bunny Outlasts Damian Priest
A big ring moment has been in the works for Bad Bunny for some time. At Wrestlemania 39, Bunny abandoned his role as a Spanish-language announcer to intervene in the match between Rey and Dominik Mysterio. Two nights later, while attending Monday Night Raw, Bunny was attacked ringside by former tag-team partner Damian Priest. Priest, now partnering with Dominik Mysterio, was getting payback from Bunny’s intervention. On April 24, Bunny attacked Priest on Raw with a kendo stick. With Priest at his feet, Bunny announced his intention to forgo hosting WWE Backlash in order to fight Priest. That set up a Street Fight Match in Bunny and Priest’s native Puerto Rico.
Priest had the upper hand in the early stages of the fight. But the tables, or should that be chairs, began to turn after Priest hit his signature South of Heaven. Priest pulled Bunny out of the count after his typical finisher, but Bunny flew off the turnbuckle to send Priest to the mat. The two traded blows before Priest feigned a walkout, only to stun Bunny with his own thrown trash can. Priest followed that up by sending Bunny through a pair of tables. As Bunny recovered, chaos broke out as Priest’s Judgement Day partners Finn Bálor & Dominik Mysterio came out into the ring, followed by Rey Mysterio. Bunny then got another ally in Puerto Rican legend Carlito, who helped him clear out Judgement Day. As a small beef war raged on the walkup, Bunny started to lay the hurt on Priest before finally dropping him for the count.