WWE Official Adam Pearce On How He Approached Training Bad Bunny For His Short Run With The Company

Grammy-Award winning rapper Bad Bunny teamed with Damian Priest at WrestleMania 37 to defeat the team of the Miz and John Morrison in Tag Team action. A number of WWE Stars, including Drew Gulak and Adam Pearce was responsible for training Bad Bunny at the WWE Performance Center prior to his match at WWE WrestleMania 37. Speaking with Stephanie Chase of Digital Spy, WWE official Adam Pearce discussed how he trained and got Bad Bunny ready for his WrestleMania match.

Adam Pearce said:

“I approached [training Bad Bunny] and, it’s funny people will hear this and probably not believe it, but I took the same approach with Bad Bunny that I’ve taken with every single newbie that’s come into the Performance Center, whether they had experience or not.” “You have to get a sense of what their athletic ability and passion is before you really delve into what we do and it just so happened that Bad Bunny loves what we do."

“You knew instantly there was a passion for what we do beyond, ‘I’m a fan, that watches Raw and Smackdown’. I never heard the word ‘no’ come out of his mouth and we put him through every single pace that we put anybody else through, and I pride myself on that. Yes, it’s Bad Bunny, yes he’s a worldwide superstar, yes, he’s a Grammy Award winner, yes he’s a celebrity and yes, he did every single thing that every other trainee, whether we knew who they were or not, did and he should take a lot of pride in that.”

Pearce then talked about how he knew early on that Bunny has what it takes to perform at WrestleMania 37.

Adam Pearce said:

“I had a good sense pretty early on that he was going to do whatever he could to make sure that he delivered at WrestleMania.”

Pearce then talked about how Bad Bunny and his team had a lot of ideas, but at the end of the day the most important thing was his safety. Pearce also talked about how Bunny could do whatever he wants as he had it in his heart.

Adam Pearce said:

“They had a lot of ideas, him and his people and obviously, we had to make sure that what we were going to do in that match, number one was going to be safe.” “I had a good sense pretty early on that he’s going to be able to pretty much do whatever he wants to do because he had it in his heart. I didn’t have to push him, ‘Hey, why don’t we try this?’"

“He was always wanting, ‘What if we do this? Hey, do you think I could do that? Does this work?’ And when you have somebody who wants to, and I say this as a coach all the time, I want as many people with a ‘want to’ attitude, not a ‘have to’ attitude. Every day he wanted to, he wasn’t there because he had to be. He was there because he wanted to be and that makes life easy.”