The priest arrived recently Monday evening gross of WWE NXT, and it is already showing its potential. During his time in the Black and Gold brand, Priest held the North American NXT Championship for over two months. He also participated in Ring of Honor under the ring name Punishment Martinez.
During his recent appearance on Metal Injection Squared Circle Pit Podcast, Damian Priest spoke about a session with The Undertaker during The Deadman’s visit to the WWE Performance Center.
Priest revealed that he was able to mix it up with “ Taker in the ring, and as the latter was explaining something to the others, he almost punched the Archer of Infamy in the nose.
“And then what was not there [the footage of Undertaker being at the Performance Center], we actually got to get in the ring a little bit with Undertaker, and man, he put the gloves on and everything. I was like, ‘Oh no he’s gonna beat us’ then I gotta really lock in [up], throw a few punches with him and I remember showing someone something and he threw a punch and he was just explaining something so he wasn’t really trying to hit me, but he did. launched at full speed and it hit my face and he pulled back, I mean right before he broke my nose and I was like – and I looked around and I was like: “ Dude! It was awesome, start over. Very cool. Again, the fan in me couldn’t help it. “(H / T POST wrestling)
Damien Priest revealed in an interview a few months ago, he learned a lot from The Phenom during their WWE PC session. He noted things like ring positioning, awareness, and being overly aware of your surroundings during a match.
It’s always good when a rising young star is advised by a big name in WWE. It’s very special when that person is The Undertaker himself.
Damien Priest during his WWE tryout
The infamy archer also opened up about his trials with WWE during the interview. Although he was unsuccessful in signing with WWE at first, the company contacted him as his contract with Ring of Honor was nearing completion.
“I did a WWE tryout in 2014, I think, and at the time they liked me. They all said, ‘You’re a yes to the company,’ that ‘you’re the type guys we’d like to hire but there’s nothing for you right now ”and then I said,“ oh okay ”then I spoke to one of the scouts and coaches and he got me Said, “Go make yourself a bigger name.” He said, “And go see the company undeniable.” I said okay and that’s what I did. started making a bigger name for myself, then I contacted the company a year later, and again it was just like, “ Nothing for you now ” and then I kind of wrote it down as far as, “I’ll probably never work there, but it’s okay.”
“I’m okay with that and I’m not going to stop working as hard as I am. I will continue to work hard and I will continue to improve and have fun, enjoy what I love to do ”and a year later they called me. crazy. They say, “Hey, are you interested?” And I’m like, ‘Of course I’m interested. “You know, my contract had come up. I was working for Ring of Honor at the time, my contract was up and they literally called me at a perfect time and they were like, “Hey, are you under contract?” And I was like, ‘Yeah, until the end of the month. ” They’re like, “This month?” And I was like, ‘Yeah’, and they said, ‘Oh, would you mind if we called you then? And I was like, ‘No, okay’ and that’s what they did. They called me like the same day. They called me and we made it work, crazy. “
And as they say, the rest is history. Damien Priest is a very talented wrestler with a bright future ahead of him in WWE.