Bad Bunny will host a WWE “Backlash” event when it arrives in Puerto Rico in May. Here’s the last one.
Wrestling competitions will be held at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot in San Juan. This is the first live WWE event to be held on the island in almost twenty years. “In 2005, when I was a kid, I couldn’t attend New Year’s Revolution at el Coliseo,” Bad Bunny says of the opportunity.
“Finally, 18 years later, WWE is returning to the island with a massive event, and this time I won’t miss it.” Bad Bunny is no stranger to partnering with WWE in promotions.
In 2021, he performed “Booker T” at the Royal Rumble and soon began appearing on Monday Night Raw. In the same year, he won the WWE 24/7 championship. In 2022, he appeared on the Royal Rumble as a contender to get into the final five. He is also set to become a playable character in the upcoming WWE 2K23 video game.
“Wrestling really influenced me a lot, and I applied it in my career,” the rapper told Allure in 2021 about his love of sports. “Style, the importance of a signature movement, phrase or look and always remember the element of surprise. In wrestling, fans like to be caught off guard. I like to create the same emotions with my music.”
“We are excited to introduce Backlash in San Juan as demand for premium WWE live broadcasts outside the continental United States continues to grow,” WWE Content director Paul “Triple H” Levesque says of the upcoming event. “Bad Bunny is one of the most popular artists in the world, and nowhere is this more evident than in his native Puerto Rico.”
This is WWE’s first premium live event since WrestleMania 39. After the performance of Backlash Puerto Rico, the next WWE live event will be King and Queen of the Ring, which will take place on May 27 in Saudi Arabia.