Bad Bunny became the latest high profile celebrity to step into the wrestling ring when he made his debut at WrestleMania 37.
Bad Bunny teamed with Damian Priest to defeat The Miz & The John Morrison, impressing fans with his athleticism, which included a canadian destroyer.
Speaking to Allure, Bad Bunny discussed his wrestling fandom growing up.
“I had the lucha libre [action figures], but I also had my own character for when my brother and I wrestled on our parents’ bed,” he recalls. “I had my entrance music and outfit — a jacket that I took from my dad and underwear that we painted and decorated. We’d play that for hours. Truly, wrestling has influenced me a lot, and I’ve applied that to my career. The style, the importance of having a trademark move or phrase or look, and always remembering the element of surprise. In wrestling, the fans love getting caught off guard. I like to create that same emotion with my music.”
Speaking about his WrestleMania match, Bad Bunny said, “It was like I died and went to heaven. I’ve never sat to watch a recording of one of my concerts. Never. But my wrestling fight — I’ve watched it a hundred times. For like a week, I would go to bed watching it.”
Bad Bunny is set to embark on a tour in the United States beginning in February 2022.
Damian Priest recently commented that he believes Bad Bunny will return to WWE if the timing is right. You can find his full comments by clicking here.