Former five time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, Booker T, has shed light on the backstage behaviour of Bad Bunny prior to his performance at the 2021 Royal Rumble.
On January 31, the international recording artist appeared at WWE’s elimination spectacle to perform his latest single, ‘Booker T’, named after the grappling legend. On the night, the singer performed his ditty with Booker – dressed as G.I. Bro – behind him before becoming involved in a melee with The Miz and John Morrison when the former trashed his set en route to the 30-Man Royal Rumble Match.
Now, Booker T has taken to his Hall of Fame podcast in order to reveal how Bunny was backstage prior to his performance both on the mic and diving from the top rope to the arena floor:
“I could definitely see his vibe and the way he felt. He was ready man, he was running around like crazy. I had so much fun doing the song and then doing the segment with him, but I did not want to take any shine away from him or anything like that.
To see how he went out there and held his own as far as The Miz and Morrison [interaction during the Rumble match] and then with Damian Priest [on Monday Night RAW], I thought it was great. I thought with me being anywhere near him would’ve taken something away from him, so I blessed him and said after we did the song and let him know it’s all on you as far as what happens here going forward. I think Bad Bunny did a good job.”
Bad Bunny has been a regular on WWE television since his Royal Rumble performance, aiding Damian Priest in his victory over The Miz on February 1 as well as seizing the Money in the Bank briefcase from ‘The A-Lister’ on February 8.
The songsmith has been heavily rumoured for a WrestleMania match alongside Booker T or Damian Priest and has been attending training at the WWE Performance Centre after becoming the biggest seller of merchandise on WWE Shop.
Credit for the interview: Hall of Fame Podcast
h/t for the transcription: Wrestling Inc.