“He’s Officially a WWE Superstar” – Randy Orton Reacts to Bad Bunny’s Stunning WrestleMania Debut

Published 04/12/2021, 7:30 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES – MARCH 14: Bad Bunny accepts the award for Best Latin Pop or Urban Album at THE 63rd ANNUAL GRAMMY® AWARDS, broadcast live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 14, 2021 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/5:00-8:30 PM, live PT) on the CBS Television Network and Paramount+. (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)


Fans and Critics both praised Grammy Award-Winning Rapper, Bad Bunny, after his in-ring debut at WrestleMania. On Night 1 of WrestleMania 37, Bunny and Damien Priest defeated The Miz and John Morrison.

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Despite having no traditional training, Bad Bunny (a lifelong Wrestling Fan) hit some tough moves like the Canadian Destroyer and the Crossbody Splash. His dedication caught the attention of the Viper.

Ahead of his own match against “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt on Night 2, Orton appeared on WWE’s The Bump. He said Bunny’s dedication to an unknown world has won the respect of the locker room.

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“For the first time, and maybe not the first time, but for the first time in this manner, I can say that seeing Bad Bunny come into our world, seeing him completely halt his touring schedule, his music, any kind of thing he had going on, he stopped it dead in its tracks so he could get in the ring,” Orton said.

Bad Bunny worked hard for his WrestleMania moment

Bunny worked hard, training five hours a day to be worthy of the WrestleMania stage. Many celebrities believe WWE is only for the show, and they are going to win anyway, but Bunny was not one of them.

Recently, Orton and rapper Soulja Boy had a huge Twitter spat regarding the same topic.

“I gotta say thank you to Bad Bunny for having respect for what I do, and for what everyone else in the locker room does, and what WWE does. I appreciate him as a fan, but now I can look over at him and call him a fellow performer in my world.”

In the end, Orton bestowed the coveted title of a “WWE Superstar” upon Bunny. “I appreciate Bad Bunny and the hard work that he’s put into delivering last night and he did,” said Orton.

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He delivered. He knocked everyone’s socks off back here. I was watching, and I know that he impressed a lot of his fellow WWE Superstars. He’s officially a WWE Superstar now in my book,” Orton concluded.

As of now, WWE has hinted at a sabbatical in Bunny’s WWE career. Randy, on the other hand, defeated The Fiend in the opening match of Night 2, following an interruption from Alexa Bliss.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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