Damian Priest settled into a spot on the WWE main roster mostly thanks to his association with Bad Bunny. He is WWE United States Champion now and living the dream, but it was still a bit awkward to leave NXT.

While speaking to Fightful, Damian Priest revealed how Triple H old him about his call-up. Right afterward, Priest asked Triple H how he felt about his departure from NXT, because he was one of The Game’s guys. Obviously, Triple H was very happy for him.

“Triple H came up to me backstage at an NXT show. He was like, ‘Hey, man. Want to tell you how proud I am. Blah-blah-blah. You’re moving on. Looks like you’re gonna be on Monday night RAW. I’m not sure, but it’s looking like RAW. So, congrats.’ I just kinda stood there staring at him ‘cause I didn’t know what to say. I was like, am I supposed to be happy? ‘Cause I’m leaving NXT. I’m one of his guys… I’m like, ‘How do you feel about it?’ I turned it on him and he’s like, ‘What? Yeah, I’m happy for you.’ ‘Okay, I’m happy, too. I think. I don’t know.’ I was just so awkward. I didn’t know how to react. ‘Cause I was just a ball of emotions. This was the dream. I always wanted to be a WWE superstar. I grew up watching RAW and Smackdown. So, to know I’m going to be a part of these shows now, I needed a moment. Now, it’s just crazy,” Priest recalled.

Damian Priest received his opportunity to perform on the main roster and he’s not looking back. Only time will tell how far Damian Priest’s star will shoot in the WWE Universe but he’s off to a great start. That didn’t make it any easier to leave Triple H and NXT when the time came to say goodbye.


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