WWE superstar Damian Priest has opened up about the latest wave of releases from the company. It is worth mentioning that several performers including Karrion Kross, Keith Lee and Nia Jax were ousted from the billion dollar conglomerate on Nov. 4.

In an interview with Metro, the WWE United States champion admitted to feeling survivors guilt in the wake of mass releases that shocked people within and outside the company.

“It’s unfortunate, obviously. It is not just our business – it’s in any business, that’s just the way it goes,” he said. He continued,” I’ve lost more jobs and more opportunities than I count. That’s the unfortunate part of life.” Then he continued to go into the subject a bit more.

“Especially in a business where you’re living your dream – so it hurts because we care about these people. We know they’re hurting, so we hurt. It’s unfortunate. It’s like that survivor’s guilt – you feel guilty, but at the same time… it’s an odd feeling.”

The NXT alumnus said that though the releases hurt, the thought that the talent will thrive outside of the organization gives him satisfaction and that’s “always my sentiment.”

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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