Damian Priest Told Current AEW Star He Didn’t Believe He’d Ever Be Signed

Damian Priest wearing an apron

If you ask some wrestling fans and critics, one of the biggest things that you can learn in the sport is to never give up and always stay focused on your dreams. Sometimes you never know, wrestlers get lucky and find themselves where they need to be.

One example of this is Damian Priest, who is currently featured on the main roster of WWE.

Damian Priest Didn’t Think He’d Ever Make It

Making an appearance for an interview on “Busted Open Radio” on SiriusXM, Dark Order faction member Pres10 Vance was promoting his bout taking on Rush in AEW Rampage. During his interview, he spoke about being trained by Priest and how the Judgement Day member believed he would never make it to the spotlight of World Wrestling Entertainment.

“I remember when I met [Damian Priest] he was … already wrestling for maybe 12 years. And he told me ‘My goal is to get you signed, just so I have a piece of your career, because I know I’m never going to get signed. I’m too old.’ And now he blew up, you know?”

On record, Priest has spoken prior about his experiences with WWE, saying that he got turned by the company twice before ultimately getting a contract in 2018. Before joining up with WWE, Priest was known as Punishment Martinez wrestling in promotions such as Ring Of Honor (ROH) and other brands in the independent circuit.

At WWE WrestleMania 38, Damian Priest was exposed as a member of the Judgement Day when helped Edge become victorious in a match taking on AJ Styles. Since then, Priest has risen to stardom. Earlier this year, Priest and the rest of his table would turn on Edge, who was the leader at the time, with Finn Balor becoming the new head honcho.

Despite Judgment Day’s short time as a stable, they’ve already played a key role in WWE’s television broadcasts.

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