Former NXT North American Champion, Damian Priest, has orated his excitement at the possibility of teaming with Bad Bunny at WrestleMania 37.
The collaboration between ‘The Archer of Infamy’ and the international recording artist began at the 2021 Royal Rumble when the latter provided a distraction in order for the powerhouse to eliminate The Miz and John Morrison.
Twenty-four hours later on Monday Night Raw, the pair officially united when Bunny unveiled Priest as his friend – a role he was originally destined to fulfil in the Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens feud – on an edition of Miz TV, before the artist formerly known as Punishment Martinez defeated Mr. Money in the Bank in his debut singles match on the main roster.
Following the airing of the February 1 edition of the red brand, news broke that Bad Bunny had been attending the WWE Performance Center with a view to performing at WrestleMania in either a singles or doubles outing alongside Booker T or Priest. Though nothing has been confirmed, it’s widely speculated that his/their opponents will be Miz and John Morrison.
Now the NXT standout has spoken to Sportskeeda on the possibility of working with the recording artist as well as working with him on television:
“I mean, tell me how I should complain about being involved with one of the hottest and most popular human beings on the planet. Yeah, sounds good to me. But also, I love what I do and I love just being happy and loving life and seeing him doing that, I was excited for him. He was so excited and so happy because he is a huge fan, so for me to see him…His enjoyment made me happy because he’s a good dude, you know, we’re cool, and then he’s just so like in love, like he loves this business, so to watch his excitement and how he’s acting and reacting to everything in the back and interacting with people, it’s cool to see. I know a lot of people don’t see that side but it’s really neat to watch.”
When questioned about the possibility of standing alongside him at WrestleMania, Damian Priest was nothing other than hopeful and game realising that the exposure of being involved with someone as popular as Bad Bunny was a positive step forward for his career:
“Yeah, that’s been brought up to me by other people as well. I read the reports like everybody else did, so I don’t know. I will say this, that guy is so talented and so determined to achieve what he wants on his terms, that if he wanted to do this, if he wanted to transition, or wanted to wrestle, I’m sure he could achieve it. He’s not even supposed to have the success he has in his profession now, but he figured out a way to make it work. He’s just a good human being so that always helps. I think that if he wanted to I’m sure he could, and for me, hell, I don’t care what I’m doing. First of all, I’m just trying to be on WrestleMania. It could be in any way shape or form and associated with someone like him and his calibre of status in this world, sign me up please.”
Bad Bunny has already showed an acumen for both professional wrestling and the timing involved in huge sequences both at the Royal Rumble and on Monday Night Raw, when he aided Damian Priest in his victory by warding off John Morrison with a perfectly timed and executed microphone shot.
Credit for the interview: Sportskeeda
h/t for the transcription: Fightful