Randy Orton: Bad Bunny Is Officially A WWE Superstar, In My Book
"I was watching and I know he impressed a lot of his fellow WWE Superstars."
Randy Orton has praised the appreciation shown by Bad Bunny to professional wrestling, saying the rapper has earned the respect of the WWE superstars for his training and performance at WrestleMania 37.
Bad Bunny's efforts in his tag-team match on Night One - alongside Damian Priest against The Miz and John Morrison - was a wonderful surprise as the former 24/7 champion showcased a great understanding for how to perform.
The musical performer has reportedly trained hard for his WrestleMania moment and Orton has led the praise given to Bad Bunny.
Speaking on WWE's The Bump, Orton said: "We’ve had a lot of celebrities over the years since I’ve been here. They come in and try to step into our world, and do what we do because everyone can do it, right? We make it look easy, but it is not.
"For the first time, in this manner, I can say seeing Bad Bunny come into our world, seeing him completely halt his touring schedule, his music, any kind of thing he had going on, he stopped it dead in its tracks so he could go in the ring. I’ve seen him in there with trainers trying to get as good as he can get. Two, three, four, five hours a day. That impresses me.
“I gotta say thank you to Bad Bunny for having respect for what I do and what everyone else in the locker room does, and what WWE does. I appreciate him, as a fan, but now I can look over at him and call him a fellow performer in my world. It’s a breath of fresh air to know someone like that, with that big of a following, that successful in his own world, steps into our but treats us all with respect. That’s usually not the case when it comes to people coming backstage into our world. I’ve seen it a lot over the years.
“Although, off-topic, I feel it’s important for me to say that I appreciate Bad Bunny and the hard work that he put in to delivering last night. And he did, he knocked everyone’s socks off back here. I was watching and I know he impressed a lot of his fellow WWE Superstars. He’s officially a WWE Superstar, now, in my book.”