During the Money In The Bank Premium Live Event last year, Damian Priest successfully crossed all hurdles in order to win the match and become Mr. Money In The Bank. He still has yet to cash in the contract and now he has explained the reason for his delay.
Since winning the briefcase, there has been much speculation about when Damian Priest will cash in his contract. With over seven months passing, significant changes have taken place on WWE RAW since he first obtained the briefcase.
In the past few months, Damian Priest has teased cashing in on Seth Rollins multiple times, only for his attempts to be ruined by other competitors such as Drew McIntyre and Randy Orton.
While speaking with The West Sport, Damian Priest explained why he still has yet to cash in his Money In The Bank briefcase. Priest noted that he can’t cash in on Rollins due to his injury, which prevents Rollins from competing in an official match.
“Well obviously, I’m based on Raw and being that Seth Rollins is the champion unfortunately he’s not medically cleared, so I can’t cash in right now because officially he can’t be in a match.
“So I kinda have to just wait until he’s cleared or you know, if I find myself on the other show, it’d be different, but that champion isn’t around all the time either.
“It’s one of those things about me binding my time. I still have until July 1st, I have plenty of time, so I’m just, I don’t want to risk doing something I shouldn’t, you know.”
“Like you said, five times I’ve attempted but didn’t cash in. I’d rather that than a failed cash in, right? So I’m just being extra careful right now because this is not gonna go to waste.”
“In my head, I have to become World Champion, whether it’s on Raw or SmackDown. Either way, I have to become a major titleholder and I have to be extra careful about it.”
“So I still have time and obviously we got WrestleMania coming up, and that’s always a good time around that. Whether it be Mania or the SmackDown before, the Raw after, it’s always an exciting time, so you never know what could happen.”
In the meantime, Damian Priest and Finn Balor of The Judgment Day will defend the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships against Pete Dunne and Tyler Bate at Elimination Chamber on February 24. We will have to wait and see how they will fare in the bout, as it is unlikely Priest will be cashing in anytime soon.
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