Bad Bunny Will Face Damien Priest In A Street Fight At WWE Backlash

For weeks, Grammy Award-winning recording artist Bad Bunny was slated to host WWE Backlash when it came to his native Puerto Rico on May 6. But following the closing moments of Monday night's "Raw," the artist himself stated he will no longer be hosting. Instead, he'll be looking to fight after challenging Damian Priest, a man who was born in New York, New York but raised in Puerto Rico, to a street fight.


The April 24 edition of "Raw" featured Damian Priest battling Rey Mysterio in the main event. Just when it looked like Mysterio was closing in on a victory, Priest resorted to chucking a chair at the WWE Hall of Famer's head, resulting in a disqualification. Priest proceeded to plant Mysterio with the South of Heaven, but before he could do even more damage, he was interrupted. Bad Bunny, whose arrival had been teased throughout the show, finally arrived and made his way to the ring.

Challenge Issued For Backlash

The recording artist hadn't been seen on WWE programming since The Judgment Day, led that night by Priest, put him through a table on the "Raw" after WrestleMania. This was not only in response to Bad Bunny punching Dominik Mysterio moments earlier but because he also arguably cost Dom his WrestleMania match against his father Rey when he prevented him from using a steel chain as a weapon.


Bad Bunny didn't let the actions of three weeks ago stop him from charging the ring Monday night with a kendo stick, however, and proceeded to strike until Priest fled. As his former friend made his way through the crowd and up the ramp, Bad Bunny grabbed the mic to deliver a simple message.

"Hey Damian, I don't know if you know, but I'm not hosting Backlash anymore," he began. "Now, I'm going to Puerto Rico to kick your ass. May 6, Backlash, en mi casa Puerto Rico. Damian Priest. Bad Bunny. In a Street Fight."

Notably, Bad Bunny's only other WWE match aside from the 2022 men's Royal Rumble came alongside Priest when the two teamed up to defeat The Miz and John Morrison at WrestleMania 37.