A WWE star has discussed pitching for a WWE show in Puerto Rico for the “last few years”. Find out who is excited Backlash.
Damian Priest told Ryan Satin on the Out of Character podcast about missing out on competing at WrestleMania 39 but the opportunity to make up for it at the upcoming show, Backlash.
With the next premium live event taking place in Puerto Rico, Backlash is set to be a special event for Damian Priest.
Priest, a star of Puerto Rican descent, is looking forward to WWE making the trip after it has been something that he has been pushing for for a “few years.”
Damian Priest said:
“That definitely would make up for it (Priest feels competing at Backlash in Puerto Rico would make up for not competing at WrestleMania 39). Wherever you’re from, whether it’s a different country or you just get to do something special there in front of your family, your friends and people who are proud to say they’re from the same place you are, it’s extra special so going back to Puerto Rico and having a Premium Live Event there, hasn’t been done since like what? ‘05 I think? It’s wild to think that this is happening.
“I’ve thrown comments a lot since I’ve been here in the last few years like, ‘Hey, any opportunities to do something in Puerto Rico? We should probably do something out there. It’s a lot of fans there’ and just keep pushing and pushing and finally, the decision was made for Backlash and SmackDown which is awesome so, two televised events back-to-back and it’s awesome where the company is right now.
“This is what we’re doing. We just did Clash at the Castle in Wales and Backlash in Puerto Rico coming up and then we got Money in the Bank in London. It’s awesome, we’re moving, you know? We’re moving.”
The next WWE premium live event will be Puerto Rico on May 6, with Bad Bunny set to host the show.
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