Star power matters. We are on the way to the biggest event of the year with WrestleMania 37. That is the kind of night that needs a lot of build and sometimes that is still not enough. With so many things going on at once, WWE can use some extra attention to make more people watch their show. That is the case this year and that was on display during this week’s Monday Night Raw.
One of the biggest stories since the Royal Rumble has been that of Bad Bunny, the music superstar who happens to be a die hard wrestling fan. Bunny has been around WWE ever since the pay per view and has sold a heck of a lot of merchandise for WWE so far. It seems likely that he is going to be in the ring at WrestleMania, meaning he is going to need some hype. He got quite a bit this week and that was by design.
According to Wrestling Observer Radio, this week’s match between Damien Priest and Elias received extra time as a way to have Bunny, who was in Priest’s corner, on television longer. The match ran over fifteen minutes, which is the longest match Priest has had on the main roster by over nine minutes. Priest and Bunny are expected to team up at WrestleMania in a tag match, likely against the Miz and John Morrison.
It was a long one. Check out how the match went down:
Opinion: This makes sense and while the match did last a bit longer than it probably should have, it did a nice job of keeping Priest looking strong. What matters here is that Priest came away with the win, which is how WWE is supposed to make him look strong. Priest could be a big deal for the company and if that is accomplished by having him associated with Bunny, so be it.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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