Starting with his initial appearance at the 2021 Royal Rumble, Bunny’s love and respect for the sport/art became apparent, and that appreciation for the genre culminated in a memorable performance at WrestleMania 37, where he teamed with Priest to beat The Miz and John Morrison.
Seriously, when you’re out here executing Canadian Destroyers on pay-per-view, you know you’re putting in some work.
Bunny’s WWE stint gave the company some mainstream credibility and gave a spotlight to Priest, who had debuted on the main roster around the same time, without overshadowing him. With the pair meshing as well as they did, it’s was clear that the two wanted to work together.
Damian Priest says Bad Bunny asked to work alongside him for WrestleMania.
Appearing on the Battleground Podcast, Priest discussed what led to him and Bunny teaming up for WrestleMania and how Bunny (and Triple H) insisted on working with Priest after the company tried to change plans (h/t to Fightful’s Robert DeFelice for the transcription):
“Actually, it was also Bad Bunny where they asked him, they told him like, ‘Hey, we’re gonna switch to this,’ and he actually spoke up and said, No, I want to work with Priest. That’s actually really cool because if he would have said, ‘Okay, yeah, I’d rather work with somebody else,’ they would have given whatever he wanted. But he specifically said he wanted me to work with him.”
Fortunately, everything worked out and Priest got his WrestleMania Moment along with Bunny. Following WrestleMania, Priest’s program with Miz and Morrison continued until WrestleMania Backlash, where Priest defeated Miz in a divisive Lumberjack match where all the lumberjacks were “zombies” as a tie in with the movie Army of the Dead, which starred former WWE Champion Batista.
Priest now appears to be set to feud with Sheamus over the United States Championship.