Damian Priest worked hard to establish himself in NXT after tearing it up in the indie scene as Punishment Martinez. Priest found success in NXT after winning the NXT North American title and taking part in solid feuds. Priest also agrees with Vince McMahon calling pro wrestlers “WWE Superstars.”

WWE Chairman Vince McMahon has his own peculiarities which many people simply cannot understand and find very odd. This includes his refusal to call his talents wrestlers and calls them Superstars instead.

Vince McMahon even explained why he doesn’t like the term pro wrestler. While speaking to ViBe & Wrestling, Damian Priest talked about the advice Vince McMahon gave him. Priest agreed with McMahon when it comes to being called a WWE Superstar.

“The way he explained it was perfect. It is clear that I am a wrestler and that I am a professional and that is why I trained for, but I am a WWE Superstar and that is something else. Anyone can be a wrestler but there is only one place where you can be a WWE Superstar and that is obviously in WWE. For me that was the dream, I always wanted to be a Superstar and I love that the nickname or name that he gives us is that one because it is special and we deserve a name like that.”


Damian Priest lost the United States Title to Finn Balor recently on Monday Night RAW. Since then the two have been feuding and are likely to duke it out at WrestleMania 38 as well. We will have to see what’s next for Damian Priest, but he’s likely to remain a WWE Superstar for quite some time to come.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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