The WWE is no stranger to unconventional drop-in appearances. From Donald Trump to Drew Carey, the leading brand in sports entertainment certainly has cross-platform appeal that draws in all types of talent for either one-off or sustained storyline appearances.
And if you've been a longtime fan, there are very few things that the WWE can still do to shock you. But Bad Bunny facing off against Mike "The Miz" Mizanin at WrestleMania 37 is a highly anticipated moment for even the most die-hard wrestling fan.
In an exclusive interview, Distractify spoke with The Miz about his upcoming match-up with Bad Bunny, the reggaeton artist from Puerto Rico who began appearing on WWE programming and even managed to win the 24/7 Title, which he proudly flaunted on Saturday Night Live.
So, is The Miz worried? Keep reading to find out what the WWE Superstar had to say about his upcoming fight with Bad Bunny at WrestleMania 37.
The Miz vs. Bad Bunny at WrestleMania 37: "[He's] in for a rude awakening."
Part of the lure of the WWE is the serious smack-talk that transpires before, during, and even after a match. So, it's no surprise that the Miz & Mrs television star had a few choice words for his competitor.
According to The Miz, Bad Bunny is in for a "rude awakening" when it comes to their match-up.
The superstar told Distractify exclusively that "there's no denying the talents of [Bad Bunny] as a musician," and gave him credit for racking up "billions" of views on multiple YouTube videos for his songs.
However, The Miz stated that Bad Bunny's musical accolades won't help him out in the ring, and that the artist may be out of his depth at WrestleMania.
"This is my realm [and] I've had those accolades [in the ring]," The Miz told Distractify. "We tell children not to try what we do at home. Bad Bunny is not a trained professional [and] he will have a rude awakening."
The Miz went on to say that if Bunny doesn't come correct, "he's gonna get his jaw broken," which may put him out of the music game for a while. And if that happens, The Miz concedes that it isn't his "problem."
After all, the singer is the one who decided to get in the ring in the first place.
The Miz went on to say that while Bad Bunny's face is healing, he could see himself taking a page out of the artist's book and jumping over to another line of work: music. "I [might] make a diss track [and it] will probably win a Grammy next year," he continued. That would certainly add insult to injury for the "Dakiti" singer, should he lose at WrestleMania 37.
The Miz's wife and fellow WWE Superstar, Maryse Mizanin, also added that she didn't appreciate her husband getting "sucker punched" by Bad Bunny, something that could have dire consequences for the rapper/singer.
"We have a thing called a receipt in the WWE," she told Distractify. "It's going to be paid back in interest. So much interest that he might go bankrupt."
While we have to wait with bated breath to see if The Miz does indeed drop a diss track (we know Wyclef Jean likes working with WWE talent), we don't have to bide too much time to see what kind of fight Bad Bunny's going to put up at WrestleMania 37.
The two-night event will go down on April 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. EST on NBC's streaming service, Peacock TV.