WWE Hall of Famer Booker T has waded into the Backlash debate and says he thinks Bad Bunny’s match with Damian Priest should have headlined the show.
Bad Bunny stole the show at Backlash in front of a raucous Puerto Rican crowd as he defeated Judgment Day’s Damian Priest in a bout that saw both former WWE stars Carlito and Savio Vega get involved.
However, despite the crowd reaction, that was not the show’s main event as Cody Rhodes defeating Brock Lesnar went on last.
Speaking on his Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T had only good things to say about Bunny’s match and made sure to give the appropriate respect to Damian Priest as well:
“It being in Puerto Rico, it just had a certain feel to it, letting those guys get their flowers, letting those fans really cheer for those guys, really make the guys feel a certain way. Savio Vega has been in this business for what seems like forever, and he’s still out there doing it, and the fans, that’s that nostalgic moment.
“Total celebrity versus WWE superstar match, and then the star pulled it off. Big ups to Bunny going out there and getting it done, but there’s no way Bad Bunny could have gotten it done without someone like Damian Priest going out there and really making that guy look a certain way in the middle of that ring. So I gotta give Damian Priest big, big props.”
On the subject of whether the match should have been the night’s main event, Booker T says it should have definitely gone on last:
“You gotta understand when the crowd is gonna be at its peak, and that was when Bad Bunny was gonna come out. Bad Bunny in Puerto Rico, I don’t care who you got on the card, that’s the main event [laughs]. You can’t miss that moment. Well, you shouldn’t miss that moment, but yeah, I get it.”