Damian Priest has recalled Edge asking him to be part of The Judgment Day faction and how easy a decision it was for him to accept.
After Edge recruited the former United States Champion, Rhea Ripley was added to the stable, and the trio defeated AJ Styles, Liv Morgan and Finn Balor at WWE Hell In A Cell. However, the following night, while it initially appeared that Balor would simply be joining the group, along with Ripley and Priest, he orchestrated a vicious beatdown of Edge to leave him laying.
Now, speaking to Inside The Ropes’ own Kenny McIntosh ahead of SummerSlam, The Punishment of The Judgment Day has reflected on his initial conversation with The Rated-R Superstar about joining the group.
“That was it [Edge wanted him in], you said it. Edge spoke to me and was like, ‘Hey, I think we should do something’. He presented me with his idea and I thought it was awesome.
“For me, it’s Edge, right? Of course, let’s do it. You know you’re gonna be in something that’s gonna be a focal point of the show if it surrounds itself around Edge. For me, that was an easy go-to, hell yeah.
“As we got into the idea of The Judgment Day’s mission statement, what we were about, people who…obviously, as individuals, we were fine, but it’s like something was missing.
“Being told to start doing things a certain way all the time, we wanted to do things our way. Raise hell and have fun and all of it. Be a little bit more edgy, pun intended, a little darker, which is right up my alley.
“It was exciting, and I think that’s where we are now. Let’s raise some hell, no leader, nobody telling us what to do.
“If today’s about me, they’re gonna have my back. if it’s about Rhea, Finn and I are going to have her back. If it’s about Finn, Rhea and I will have his back. Everybody’s on the same page, this is gonna be a blast.”
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