WWE Backlash is coming for fans in Puerto Rico on May 6th. The event was nearly an instant sell-out, and Bad Bunny certainly helped out in that regard. The famous rapper was always in WWE’s plan for the event, but those plans did change along the way.
Bad Bunny is set to take on Damian Priest in a San Juan street fight at Backlash. There are some who are pushing for that match to headline the whole event.
According to Sean Sapp behind Fightful’s paywall, Bad Bunny vs Damian Priest was not the original plan for the show. That being said, they had good reasons for switching things around.
Bad Bunny vs. Damian Priest is set for Backlash, but wasn’t the original plan.
Fightful Select reported around WrestleMania that Bad Bunny was set to return and work towards a tag match with Rey Mysterio, taking on the Judgment Day duo of Damian Priest and Dominik Mysterio.Things were moving that directions and plans were headed that way, but the match was changed to a singles match.
It was also noted that the original plans would have seen Bad Bunny pinning Dominik Mysterio in Puerto Rico, and leaving the fans happy. However, “Dominik and Rey Mysterio were pulled from the match, and both Bad Bunny and WWE were said to have felt comfortable with Bunny’s ability to have a good singles match instead.”
Bad Bunny and Damian Priest will put on quite a show in Puerto Rico. It will also be an amazing moment for their careers to have such a match in San Juan as well.
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