The WWE held their annual two-night WrestleMania extravaganza at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles this past weekend but for fans of Canadian football, the night after might have been more noteworthy.
Sitting front row for an episode of WWE’s flagship cable program, Monday Night Raw, were a pair of gentlemen sporting matching Saskatchewan Roughriders jerseys. Both men had them custom-made featuring the No. 39 and ‘WrestleMania’ on the nameplate (this past weekend was the 39th edition of WrestleMania).
The two men were shown on camera multiple times throughout the night, most prominently when they slapped hands with WWE Superstar Rey Mysterio. Mysterio, a two-time World and one-time WWE champion, was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this past weekend as part of the WrestleMania festivities.
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The pair were also sitting a couple of chairs down from music superstar Bad Bunny. Bad Bunny, a three-time Grammy and eight-time Latin Grammy award-winner, had one of the most streamed albums of 2022 with Un Verano Sin Ti and is set to be the host of WWE’s next premium live event, Backlash, which will take place from his native Puerto Rico.
The Latin music superstar is no stranger to the world of WWE. He competed at WrestleMania back in 2021 where he teamed up with Damien Priest against The Miz and John Morrison, a match in which the Puerto Rican duo came out victorious. He also competed in the 2022 Royal Rumble match though he was eliminated by the eventual winner and former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar.
We already knew about how Rider Nation loves to travel to CFL games, though they can also be spotted at various other sporting events across Canada and even around the world. They really are everywhere.
We can now count WWE shows as another spot that is no longer safe from the green-and-white invasion.