Savio Vega Reveals Which Star Was Responsible For His WWE Backlash Appearance

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WWE Backlash saw Savio Vega receive a huge ovation when he made a surprise appearance in front of a frenetic Puerto Rican crowd.

His appearance came during the San Juan Street Fight between Damian Priest and hip hip megastar Bad Bunny. Priest and Bunny may have been teammates at WrestleMania 37 when they took on The Miz and John Morrison, but they’ve been at odds ever since Bunny aided Rey Mysterio in his match against his son Dominik Mysterio at WrestleMania 39.

While Bad Bunny was originally slated to serve as host Backlash, but after being goaded by Priest, instead challenged his former partner to a San Juan Street Fight at the event. Bad Bunny officially joinedRey Mysterio’s revamped version of the LWO on the May 5th episode of SmackDown, making his allegiance clear.

The street fight saw both men brawl all over the arena, and things escalated when Finn Balor and Dominik Mysterio ran in to help their fellow Judgment Day member. Rey Mysterio ran out to make the save, but the arena erupted even more when Carlito made a shock appearance to even the odds.

Dom and Balor then began a retreat up the ramp but were cut off by Savio Vega, who again was cheered to the rafters as he had been during a backstage segment earlier in the night. Vega then called out the rest of the LWO and the veteran helped beat down Dominik and Balor as the crowd exploded. In the end, Bad Bunny was able to pin Damian Priest.

Savio Vega Credits Damian Priest And Bad Bunny For His WWE Backlash Appearance

Speaking in a recent interview with Cultaholic’s Tom Campbell, Savio Vega revealed how his appearance at Backlash came to pass, saying that Damian Priest deserves the bulk of the credit.

“They got in contact with me because this is the mastermind of Damian Priest and Bad Bunny. They’re both fans of me and I discovered that when I went to the farewell of The Undertaker. I saw Damian Priest there and I went to him, ‘Hey man, how you doing? I want to take a picture with you.’ He said, ‘No, I want to take a picture with you.’ So I talked to him a little bit there. We don’t talk too much but we keep in touch by phone. This idea was them, more Damian Priest.”

h/t Cultaholic