Damian Priest had a solid run in NXT where he also won the NXT North American Championship and competed in memorable matches during his time there.
Damian Priest was called up to the main roster during this year’s Royal Rumble match, where he had an excellent performance. After that, he partnered up with Bad Bunny for the past few months, which culminated in a tag team match, where they faced off against The Miz and John Morrison at WrestleMania 37.
While speaking to Car Con Carne, Priest explained he had to get his nerves under control in his first few months on the main roster. Damian Priest stated that being called up to the main roster felt like transitioning to a new school.
“NXT is WWE, obviously, but growing up it wasn’t a thing. To me, it’s Monday Night Raw and SmackDown. It’s definitely more of ‘now, it’s the big show, let’s get these nerves under control and get to work.’ I keep reminding myself that this is what I do. I know how to do this but a lot of emotions that go into this big spectacle that is this WWE machine, especially on the Raw roster, it’s night and day, the spectacle that goes into it, even behind the scenes with production.
You know this is a different feel. It’s crazy, we’re reaching so many more people. The fact that now Damien Priest is known all over the world is crazy. That was the main part, getting my nerves under control and changing my mindset because it is a different system, so to speak, like transitioning to a new school. I had to get used to that. Now that I’ve been here a few months, I feel more comfortable and know how this works.”
Damian Priest remains a mainstay of Monday Night RAW and we will have to wait and see what is next in store