Appearing on The Bump yesterday ahead of WrestleMania, Randy Orton had nothing but great things to say about Bad Bunny, who on Saturday had his WWE debut in a tag match on Mania night one.
Orton said that he couldn’t recall any kind of celebrity who came into their world, stopped everything that they were doing for months and concentrated solely on learning the ropes.
The Viper noted how Bunny trained for up to five hours everyday at the WWE Performance Center and moved full time to Orlando to have a great showing at WrestleMania. Another big difference was that Bunny had major respect to everyone in the locker room and did not act like other celebrities who came before him, something which everyone backstage took note of and in the process, Bunny earned everyone’s respect back.
“I have to say thank you to Bad Bunny for having respect for what I do and what everyone in the locker room does, and what WWE does. I appreciated him as a fan, but now I can look over at him and call him a fellow performer in my world,” Orton said.
“I feel it is important for me to say that I appreciate Bad Bunny and the hard work he put into delivering last night. He knocked everyone’s socks off. I was watching, and I know he impressed a lot of us. He is officially a WWE Superstar now in my book.”
It was Adam Pearce and Drew Gulak who took Bunny under their wing and prepared the 27-year-old for the big day. Recalling the first bump he took in the ring, Pearce told Billboard.com that Bunny’s soul “leaped out of his chest” but he was smiling from ear to ear as he was on the road to make his dream a reality.
Bad Bunny will soon resume touring early next year and WWE helped him make the announcement on night two of WrestleMania, complete with a commercial featuring Triple H.
“You did amazing at WrestleMania,” Triple H tells Bunny as they stand in the middle of a road. “But now, it’s time for you to do what you do.” At that point, Triple H hands over Bunny a carry case. “Thanks,” replies Bunny, who walks away and sits on top of a truck, like his entrance at WrestleMania.
Once sitting down, Bunny opens the case to find silver microphone with a skull. Bunny nods in agreement, closes the case, and signals for the truck to drive away.