Bad Bunny received a lot of respect for his WrestleMania performance and he shared the spotlight with Damian Priest. That match made mainstream headlines as WWE landed a Grammy Award winning artist for the show of shows. The company actually considered scrapping Priest from the match, but they thankfully had a change of heard.
While talking to the Battleground Podcast, Damian Priest revealed that WWE was very close to scrapping the match. He said that the whole tag team idea was nixed a day prior to the Royal Rumble as he was removed from the situation. Then Triple H gave Damian Priest the good news that his Mania match was still a go.
“The day before the Royal Rumble, it got scrapped. I wasn’t supposed to be a part of it. Come the Royal Rumble, it was back on. I know for instance, HHH said, ‘I don’t know why they told you that was going to change, but no, we’re still going to go with this because this is more realistic. It’s an actual thing that you’re friends.’”
“To go along with that, it was also Bad Bunny, where they told him they were going to switch it, and he actually spoke up and said, ‘No, I want to work with Priest.’ That’s actually really cool because if he would have said, ‘Ok, yea, I would rather work with somebody else,’ they would have given him whatever he wanted, but he specifically said he wanted me to work with him.”
Bad Bunny showed a lot of respect to pro wrestling during his time under WWE’s umbrella. He also put all recording on hold as he relocated to Orlando to train at the Performance Center. This was a big undertaking for Bad Bunny, but he proved that he’s a Superstar in the process. Damian Priest is very glad that he was a part of it as well.
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