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The WWE Backlash PPV event this year will take place in Puerto Rico and Bad Bunny will be the special guest host of the show. WWE announced the news on Wednesday morning.
STAMFORD, Conn., March 8, 2023 – WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced that the two-time GRAMMY® award-winning and global recording artist Bad Bunny will host Backlash on Saturday, May 6, live from the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Backlash marks the first WWE premium live event to take place in Puerto Rico since January 2005.
“In 2005 when I was a kid, I wasn’t able to attend New Year’s Revolution at el Coliseo,” said Bad Bunny. “Finally, 18 years later WWE returns to the island with a massive event and this time I won’t miss it.”
“We’re excited to bring Backlash to San Juan as the demand for WWE premium live events outside of the continental United States continues to grow,” said WWE Chief Content Officer Paul “Triple H” Levesque. “Bad Bunny is one of the world’s most-popular entertainers and nowhere is that more evident than in his native Puerto Rico.”
To learn more about registering for general ticket presale opportunities, please click here. Additionally, official Backlash Priority Passes will soon be available through exclusive partner On Location. For more information, please click here or call 855-346-7388.
This is the first major WWE event in Puerto Rico since 2005. Bad Bunny has been a celebrity fixture of WWE since appearing for the company in the lead up to WrestleMania 37. Bad Bunny teamed with Damian Priest at WrestleMania 37 and faced The Miz and John Morrison. Bad Bunny was also a participant in the 2022 men’s Royal Rumble match, but has not appeared on WWE television since then.
— WWE (@WWE) March 8, 2023
Matches for Backlash were not announced.