Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny, real name Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, brought down the house at WWE’s Backlash in Puerto Rico over the weekend.
The 29-year-old global superstar recently appeared at Night 1 of Wrestlemania 39 where he joined the Spanish-language announcer team for the Rey Mysterio v Dominik Mysterio match. During the match, he inserted himself and stopped Rey from being attacked with a chain.
At this point, it had already been announced that Bad Bunny would be the host for WWE‘s Backlash in Puerto Rico. Then 2 nights after Wrestlemania 39, Bad Bunny was ‘attacked’ by Damian Priest while sitting in the front row.
One thing led to another, and Bad Bunny faced Damien Priest at WWE’s Backlash in Puerto Rico and Bunny emerged victorious after the most electric entrance in years for the WWE.
The crowd goes WILD as Bad Bunny came out to his song ‘Chambea’ with the tens of thousands of fans singing along.
Here is another view. This one’s from a fan:
Bad Bunny’s entrance at the WWE event in Puerto Rico picked up headlines from major media outlets that normally wouldn’t be covering wrasslin’. This bodes well for WWE who is always looking for ways to expand their footprint outside of the continental United States.
Bad Bunny tweeted prior to the event that he was going to change his entrance song and had let WWE know:
voy a cambiar mi canción de entrada para la lucha de hoy… @WWE para que lo sepan
— B (@sanbenito) May 6, 2023
It truly didn’t matter which of his songs he came out to in front of that crowd. The hometown crowd was going to know his song of choice no matter what.
Between the crowd singing along and the pyrotechnics, it’s easily one of the best entrances in years.
At this time, it is not yet known when Bad Bunny will appear at another WWE event. But after those fireworks it’s certainly he’ll be back for more.