On May 6, Bad Bunny made his in-ring debut in the WWE. Continuing his ongoing feud with fellow Puerto Rican Damian Priest, Benito chose to fight The Judgement Day member rather than MC WWE Backlash.
That led to an emotional showdown in San Juan. While Benito took some early knocks, an intervention by members of the Latino World Order helped him turn the tables. He was finally able to gain the upper hand and pin Priest. It marked Bunny's first fight and first win, as his claiming and relinquishing of the WWE 24/7 belt wasn't exactly done via orthodox standards. However, he has since opened up about the hectic life he is leading.
Bad Bunny On Wrestling While Touring
While Bad Bunny isn't officially touring right now, he does have a number of shows. In the coming days, he has shows lined up in Sacramento, Oklahoma City, Fort Collins, and Grand Junction. However, he won't let anything stop him from pursuing all his various passions. "You're crazy," Zane Lowe told Benito during an interview on New Music Daily Radio, "The number one streaming artist on the planet is in the ring on the mat getting the shit beaten out of him and giving it back. It's so funny because where I come from, artists who are on tour or doing great things, aren't supposed to skateboard. They aren't supposed to snowboard. They're not even supposed to have casual games of soccer in case they break their foot or their ankle or their wrist. You're wrestling, bro!"
Obviously amused by Lowe's disbelief, Benito laughed before responding. "I know, I'm a crazy guy." However, Bad Bunny shows no signs of slowing down. While his next appearance in the ring is yet to be confirmed, he dropped his new single, "Where She Goes" on May 18. Also impacted by his in-ring antics is a budding romance with Kendall Jenner, who would likely prefer to see the music superstar uninjured. Speaking of injuries, Benito confirmed that he did pick up an injury at the WWE event. “I suffer. Yeah, I got hurt. I got hurt. My back, my back. Whole body, bro. My whole body. I felt that I was going to die after that match,” Bad Bunny told Zane Lowe. He added, “I really thought that I was going to die after the match, but it’s part of it. I was prepared."