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Bad Bunny Earns Props From WWE & NBA’s LeBron James

Lead Photo: Bad Bunny poses backstage for the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, broadcast on May 23, 2021 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for dcp
Bad Bunny poses backstage for the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, broadcast on May 23, 2021 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for dcp
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Bad Bunny is earning respect from the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) ring and basketball great LeBron James. The Puerto Rican rapper got some attention over the weekend after his appearance on The Shop: Uninterrupted. 

During the season four premiere of the LeBron James and Maverick Carter show, Bad Bunny talked about his time spent in the WWE ring. He called it “the best moment of my life.” The superstar spoke about the process saying: “I moved to Orlando for three months to train every single day. I didn’t record any songs, I didn’t do anything about music.”

Lebron gave Bad Bunny props for moving to Orlando. The NBA star jokingly admitted to still suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from being in the NBA bubble there for 95 days. When asked about a trade to Orlando he said, “I’m not going; I’ll just retire, it’s over with.”

He would go on to tell the group—which consisted of Jay-Z, WNBA player Nneka Ogwumike, and series co-creator Paul Rivera—that there is nothing fake about wrestling.

“It’s real. It’s 100% real. It’s insane.” The fan in him couldn’t help but show some love for some of his role models. “When I was [at] the first day at training, and they were teaching me how to fall, take bumps, I said ‘How can these people do this for 20-30 years?. Guys like Undertaker, Triple H and so many others.” That did not go unnoticed by the wrestling greats. Undertaker responded and said “You did us ALL proud.”

Triple H also responded saying Benito “earned all of our respect.”

The Season Four Premiere of The Shop: Uninterrupted is streaming now on HBO.