To the dismay of Puerto Rican WWE fans, the worldwide juggernaut has not held a premium live event on the island since WWE Revolution in 2005. All of that is about to change as WWE has announced Backlash will take place on Saturday, May 6, from the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot in San Juan, just weeks after WWE WrestleMania 39.
The news gets even better for Puerto Rican WWE fans as the promotion also confirmed that two-time GRAMMY award winner and former WWE WrestleMania competitor, Bad Bunny, will serve as the host for the big event. “In 2005 when I was a kid, I wasn’t able to attend New Year’s Revolution at el Coliseo,” Bad Bunny told WWE.com. “Finally, 18 years later WWE returns to the island with a massive event and this time I won’t miss it.”
Bad Bunny’s return to the WWE was also met with praise by the company’s Chief Content Officer, Paul “Triple H” Levesque who made it clear he’s “excited” about the return. “Bad Bunny is one of the world’s most popular entertainers,” The Game said. “Nowhere is that more evident than in his native Puerto Rico.”
WWE fans last saw Bad Bunny in action at the 2022 Royal Rumble. The recording artist lasted more than seven minutes in the match and managed to eliminate Sheamus on his own before being eliminated by the eventual match winner, Brock Lesnar. Prior to that, Bad Bunny picked up a WWE WrestleMania 37 tag team victory alongside Damian Priest over The Miz and Johnny “Drip Drip” Morrison.
It seems likely that with Bad Bunny hosting the event, he won’t be wrestling. Anything is possible, of course, and at the very least we may get to see Bad Bunny lay someone out with a Canadian Destroyer, which he’s been known to pull off in the past.
Stay with Haus Of Wrestling for all the latest regarding Bad Bunny’s impending return to WWE.