WWE has seen numerous changes since Triple H took over as head of WWE Creative last year, especially when it comes to their Premium Live Events. WWE will be presenting their next event called Backlash this week and now it appears the company was paid a lot of money for hosting the event in Puerto Rico.

The company will be heading outside the United States for the WWE Backlash premium live event. Taking place in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the event is set to have Bad Bunny as the host.

This will be the first WWE Premium Live Event to take place in Puerto Rico since New Year’s Revolution in January 2005. It will be held at Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot on May 6th and fans are definitely excited about the event.

According to a report by Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics, WWE is being paid $1.5 million to bring the upcoming event to Puerto Rico. It was noted that Rico Convention Center District Authority (PRCDA) and the Puerto Rico Tourism Company are paying the sum.


WWE President and CEO Nick Khan noted that WWE ‘received a 7-figure subsidy’ for Backlash during today’s Q1 2023 earnings call, which ended up backing the report as well.

“We also received a 7-figure subsidy” for Backlash. $1.5 million according to my reporting w/ on record comment from a government official.

The Backlash Premium Live Event will see Bad Bunny square off against Damian Priest in a San Juan Street fight as well as Brock Lesnar squaring off against Cody Rhodes in a highly anticipated matchup. We’ll have to see how the event will turn out.

What’s your take on WWE getting paid so much money for Backlash? Are you excited for the event? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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