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Bad Bunny’s WWE Return Confirmed – As Host Of Backlash In Puerto Rico

An in-ring return isn’t official yet, but the WWE Universe is thrilled to have Bad Bunny back in any capacity!

By Chris Phelan
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Mark your calendars: Bad Bunny is coming back to WWE.

On Saturday, May 6, the first WWE premium live event in Puerto Rico in over 18 years will have a familiar face taking care of hosting duties: Puerto Rico’s own Bad Bunny! It’s a match made in heaven for the WWE Universe around the globe but especially for fans in Puerto Rico. According to many reports, Triple H has made bringing an event to the island one of his priorities in the last year — and it doesn’t get much bigger than Backlash, an annual event that usually involves all of the fallout from WrestleMania.

According to WWE’s official press release, Bad Bunny still thinks about missing Puerto Rico’s last WWE event, which took place in 2005 and featured a main event that we called one of the best Elimination Chamber matches of all time.

“In 2005 when I was a kid, I wasn’t able to attend New Year’s Revolution at el Coliseo,” he confessed. “Finally, 18 years later WWE returns to the island with a massive event and this time I won’t miss it.”

Of course, Triple H added some vital context to the Backlash host announcement in true corporate fashion.

“We’re excited to bring Backlash to San Juan as the demand for WWE premium live events outside of the continental United States continues to grow,” he said. “Bad Bunny is one of the world’s most popular entertainers, and nowhere is that more evident than in his native Puerto Rico.”

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While this news most likely signifies Bad Bunny will not be appearing at WrestleMania this year, at least one mystery is solved: now we know why Triple H met with Bad Bunny for lunch in Los Angeles late last year. In place of a WrestleMania match in Los Angeles, we’ll have to live with the memory of Bad Bunny’s unbelievable WrestleMania match from just a few years ago.

Bad Bunny’s WWE career has been punctuated with plenty of highlights and nary a lowlight to be seen. Between that WrestleMania tag team match and the 2022 version of the Royal Rumble, it’s clear to fans that Bunny only competes in the most high-profile matches. Honestly, we don’t blame him.

While his stardom in the music world far eclipses his standing in WWE, we want to reiterate something we’ve said in the past. If Bad Bunny ever wants to step away from the music business, he’d fit right in on the Monday Night RAW roster! Puerto Rican Destroyers for all. Dare to dream, right?

While the hype train will undoubtedly start rolling soon enough for Backlash, will Bad Bunny be content with simply being the host? We don’t know about you, but we believe the itch for Bad Bunny to wrestle in a WWE ring again will be too enticing for the Grammy Award-winner to pass up.

Stay glued to USA Insider in the months leading up to May’s Backlash event. If the word gets out that Bad Bunny is considering an in-ring return, we’ll be all over it. Until then, it’s back to our nonstop coverage of the Road to WrestleMania.

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