Bad Bunny Performed On “SNL” This Weekend — Here’s What That Wrestling Belt Was All About

You’re trying on the 24/7 CHAMPION, y’all.

What’s shakin’, bacon?! I’m Allie, and — for higher or worse — I’m certainly one of BuzzFeed dot com the web site’s resident WWE fans. (This private and doubtlessly embarrassing info will turn out to be necessary in a second; stick with me.)

…and he additionally carried out “Te Deseo lo Mejor,” which was when folks seen he had one thing that regarded suspiciously like a wrestling championship belt draped over his knee for the whole thing of the efficiency.

So why, you ask, did Bad Bunny — rapper, icon, all-around cool man — have a wrestling belt? Well, as a result of it is technically his. He earned it. He’s at present the WWE 24/7 champion. Yes, actually. But, to grasp how we bought right here, we’ll should again up a bit of bit:

OKAY, SO…on Jan. 2, 2021, Bad Bunny launched “Booker T,” an simple BOP of a tune. The track was named for former wrestler, present WWE commentator, and all-the-time badass Booker T — who even appeared within the music video. It’s nice. Please watch it:

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Turns out it’s because Bad Bunny — aka Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio — is a real wrestling fan, with Booker T beforehand saying of the collaboration: “[He] was somebody who watched me as a child developing, admired what I’d carried out for the enterprise, for the game normally. From someplace throughout the water, he’s watching Booker T and he’s digging what I’m doing — it lets me know I did one thing proper so far as going on the market from a efficiency perspective.”


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I’m sorry, however this! Is! Delightful!

Anyway, the success of this track* led to his performing it on the Royal Rumble — certainly one of WWE’s most necessary (and my private favourite) pay-per-views of the yr — in late January, with the track’s namesake current.

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*It at present has over 69 (good) million views on YouTube. LISTEN TO IT; IT’S A BOP.

And then, my pricey readers, after his efficiency, Bad Bunny GOT INVOLVED IN THE ROYAL RUMBLE. He CAME OUT AND WAS PART OF THE MATCH. And, get this, HE WAS PRETTY GREAT!

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After this look, he continued to indicate up for visitor spots on Monday Night Raw, even having a little bit of a storyline together with his buddy Damien Priest and Mr. Money within the Bank, the Miz.

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But all of this culminated on this week’s Raw, when Bad Bunny pinned Akira Tozawa and took the 24/7 Championship title* — the very title he had draped over his leg throughout his efficiency! See, all of it got here full circle. We like to see it.

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*For the uninitiated amongst us, the principles of the 24/7 Championship are that it should be defended AT ALL TIMES (therefore “24/7”) and it may be fought for wherever, so long as a referee is current. If you do not watch wrestling, I can solely say in so many phrases how a lot ridiculousness you are lacking out on. Please watch it. I want extra associates to speak about it with!!!

So when you think about the truth that Bad Bunny — a super-cool musician who was a wrestling fan as a child — went from writing a track referencing certainly one of his favourite wrestlers to truly holding a wrestling title, it is a fairly darn pleasant story! Live your desires, everybody!!!


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Also, defend that belt, Bad Bunny!!!

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