Rapper Bad Bunny may be addicted to watching his match from WWE WrestleMania 37.
Interviewed recently by Allure, Bunny dived deep into his wrestling fandom, highlighting the roots of his fandom:-
“I had the lucha libre [action figures], but I also had my own character for when my brother and I wrestled on our parents’ bed. I had my entrance music and outfit — a jacket that I took from my dad and underwear that we painted and decorated. We’d play that for hours.
He then went into the impact wrestling had on his later life, which may go some way to explaining why he came off as such an effective showman during his period on WWE television earlier this year:-
“Truly, wrestling has influenced me a lot, and I’ve applied that to my career. The style, the importance of having a trademark move or phrase or look, and always remembering the element of surprise. In wrestling, the fans love getting caught off guard. I like to create that same emotion with my music.”
Finally, Bunny went into WrestleMania 37, which saw him and Damian Priest overcome The Miz and John Morrison in a well-received celebrity match:-
“It was like I died and went to heaven. I’ve never sat to watch a recording of one of my concerts. Never. But my wrestling fight — I’ve watched it a hundred times. For like a week, I would go to bed watching it.”
Whether or not Bunny will return to WWE to throw another Canadian Destroyer remains to be seen, but his time with the promotion was a money-spinning success. The rapper brought in a reported $500,000 in merchandise sales within his first few weeks.