Adam Pearce Comments On Training Bad Bunny For WrestleMania 37, More


During a recent interview with Digital Spy, WWE producer Adam Pearce commented on training with Bad Bunny for his WrestleMania 37 match, and more. You can check out some highlights from the interview below:

On not giving Bad Bunny any special treatment: “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.”

On how well Bunny took to the training: “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. 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.”

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