Considering the rapid success Bad Bunny found in the professional wrestling world, some fans might be surprised that he didn’t pursue the craft full-time.
But there’s a very good reason for that: he’s actually a phenomenally successful musician, as audiences at his upcoming sold-out shows at the Amway Center can happily attest.
Bad Bunny has been a wrestling fan since birth and stands out as one of the most successful celebrities to ever dabble in the business.
It covers a lot of ground: Andy Kaufman, Mike Tyson, Lawrence Taylor, Trump, Snooki, David Arquette, Insane Clown Posse, Mr. T, et cetera. He’s actually good, a metaphorical student of the game.
BB made his WWE debut at the Royal Rumble in January 2021. He sang his song “Booker T” alongside the titular Hall of Famer, and later got into a fight with the Miz, a wrestler which seems to exist specifically for these types of projects.
Their feud culminated with a match at WrestleMania 37 in Tampa, where he teamed with rising star Damien Priest to defeat The Miz and John Morrison in tag team action. (Incidentally, at this year’s Wrestlemania, Miz teams up with villainous Logan Paul to take on Rey Mysterio – the greatest thief of all time – and Mysterio’s son Dominick, so if Bad Bunny were to return to the ring, this would be a good time.)
He is currently undefeated – 1-0 – in regular WWE matches. Hell, he once held a title, beating Akira Tozawa for the 24/7 Championship belt in February 2021 and holding it for a month. It was the 138th reign with a title that didn’t even exist until May 2019, so there you have it.
In canon, Bad Bunny himself gave the title to the 24/7 GOAT, R-Truth, in exchange for some “Stone Cold” merchandise from Steve Austin. We would have done the exact same thing.
Bad Bunny has been widely praised by wrestlers and fans alike for the effort and preparation he put into his ringwork, and the results rank in the upper tier of those efforts. The one thing everyone has said about his job is that you can tell he’s a fan of the company. The musician even knocked out a Canadian Destroyer on John Morrison outside the ring during his Mania match – no mean feat.
Bad Bunny made several TV and WWE social media appearances in the weeks before and after the match, and was publicly endorsed by veteran icons like Mysterio, Triple H and even the Undertaker, who went so far as to present Bad Bunny at some of his concerts.
Bad Bunny faced his toughest test as the No. 27 entrant in this year’s Royal Rumble match. He lasted almost eight full minutes before meeting the eventual winner, a certain Brock Lesnar.
It went pretty much as you’d expect, but he ended up knocking out Dolph Ziggler and Sheamus, who are both former world champions. There’s no way he’s allowed in the ring near Lesnar unless the company really respects his hustle.
Bad Bunny isn’t currently booked for WrestleMania at the end of the month, but with WWE trying to fill this Dallas stadium for two nights in a row, it’s entirely possible he’ll do something there this weekend. -end.
If so, you can be sure that it is already ready, as always.