Bad Bunny To Host WWE’s ‘Backlash’ In His Native Country Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rican superstar Bad Bunny makes another one of his dreams come true. The Grammy Award-winning rapper and singer will host WWE’s Backlash on May 6 at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot in San Juan. For the first time in 18 years, the anticipated professional wrestling event will be held in Puerto Rico.

Bad Bunny, who has appeared on WWE programming before, revealed in a recent statement: “In 2005 when I was a kid, I wasn’t able to attend New Year’s Revolution at el Coliseo. Finally, 18 years later WWE returns to the island with a massive event, and this time I won’t miss it.”

WWE chief content officer Paul “Triple H” Levesque also said: “We’re excited to bring Backlash to San Juan as the demand for WWE premium live events outside of the continental United States continues to grow. Bad Bunny is one of the world’s most popular entertainers and nowhere is that more evident than in his native Puerto Rico.”

In 2021, the El Muerto star made his WWE debut at Royal Rumble, after which he aligned with Damien Priest, winning  the 24/7 Championship. The two later participated in WrestleMania and went up against The Miz and Morrison, and defeated them at the pay-per-view event WrestleMania 37

That same year, Bad Bunny had released the single “Booker T” along with its video, starring the American wrestling legend and commentator of the same name.

Last week the video game company 2K dropped a first look at Bad Bunny in WWE 2K23.

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