WWE reportedly has big plans to get Bad Bunny back in the ring in 2023. According to former WWE writer Kazeen Famuyide, WWE is rumored to be hosting a stadium show (presumably a pay-per-view) in Puerto Rico ahead of Wrestle Mania 39 and the headliner match will be Bunny teaming up with Rey Mysterio to take on Damian Priest and Dominik Mysterio. That will eventually lead to Bunny taking on Dominik Mysterio at WrestleMania in Los Angeles. He pointed up The Ringer’s The Masked Man show on Thursday that those plans may need to be changed because Rey was legitimately injured.
This is consistent with an earlier report from October that said WWE plans to run an international pay-per-view in mid-January. It would also explain why Dominik has continued to mention the storyline with his father (including attacking him alongside Rhea Ripley at the Mysterio’s house over Thanksgiving) on Raw, despite Rey jumping to SmackDown in mid-October. Famuyide also pointed out that Triple H dropped a hint about a show in Puerto Rico last weekend during the post-show press conference after Survivor Series WarGames.
Bad Bunny in WWE
The two-time Grammy Award winner first debuted in WWE at the 2021 Royal Rumble and began to consistently pop up on WWE television. He won the 24/7 Championship and teamed up with Priest to take on The Miz and John Morrison Wrestle Mania 37 and shocked fans with his in-ring performance. He made a surprise return at this year’s Royal Rumble, reaching the last five before being thrown out of the ring by Brock Lesnar.
“You asked questions here before about the passion and the dedication and the hard work and everything else that goes into being a WWE Superstar. We do things with people like Bad Bunny, Pat McAfee or Logan Paul. The excitement level that that brings to fans beyond what we do, but I love working with people when they have the same passion as our Superstars,” said Triple H after Collision in the castle while alluding to Bad Bunny’s return to the ring.
“One thing about Bad Bunny is when we started working with Bad Bunny and he would go up against The Miz and they did all their business for that, during that period I was at the Performance Center… almost weekly, absolutely weekly, and every time I went there I’d walk in and they’d tell me, “Bunny’s in the other room working out if you want to go say hello.” He was in there and I went in there and he was pouring sweat. He was being beaten up, he was grinding,” he added.