Damian Priest has revealed that he was almost replaced as Bad Bunny’s partner at WrestleMania 37, only for Triple H to step in.
At WrestleMania 37 Damian Priest made his debut on the Grandest Stage of them All alongside Hip Hop star Bad Bunny. The rapper arrived in WWE at the 2021 Royal Rumble where he performed his hit song Booker T with the Hall of Famer.
In the months that followed, the rapper formed an alliance with Damian Priest, getting wrapped up in a feud with The Miz and John Morrison. This eventually led to a match between the two teams at WrestleMania.
The match was a huge success with Bad Bunny earning rave reviews for his performance, with The Undertaker commenting that he “blew him away.”
However, speaking in a new interview, Damian Priest has revealed that things were nearly very different.
In conversation with superluchas.com, Priest explained how there were talks to have someone else partner Bad Bunny, but Triple H stepped in to make sure that wasn’t the case.
“On Raw, they told me that maybe they were going to change Bad Bunny’s partner. But one of my bosses, Triple H, said that he absolutely does not. And then Bad Bunny, he told them himself that he wanted to work with me. That was great,”
During the bout, Bad Bunny famously performed a Canadian Destroyer to the shock and amazement of just about everyone watching. Priest went on to recall how adding the move was a last minute decision.
“He told me, ‘I don’t know if I can do that,’ so I said, ‘Yeah, that’s very easy!’ [Laughter] He’s a super talent. At first, he was thinking about it but then he said, ‘Oh, f**k it! Come on! ” He did it once and it worked out well, and he said, ‘That’s it! Enough!’, then he did it at WrestleMania. And that’s a complicated move,”
Following his success at WrestleMania, Damian Priest went on to capture the United States Championship at SummerSlam. In the weeks that followed Priest has defended the title against the likes of Drew McIntyre and Jeff Hardy.
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.