Damian Priest has denied rumours surrounding the Judgment Day group that suggested the faction was set to embrace the supernatural.
The Judgment Day was formed when Damian Priest found himself by Edge’s side at WrestleMania 38. From there, the group added Rhea Ripley but trouble was already brewing. One night after the trio defeated AJ Styles, Finn Balor, and Liv Morgan, they added Balor to their ranks before turning on the Rated-R Superstar.
Reports at the time suggested Edge had wanted to leave the group because there was talk of supernatural elements becoming part of their presentation. However, speaking to Digital Spy, Damian Priest has denied that was ever the case:
“I guess I understand why people thought that. I don’t know where the actual rumour came from that that’s what was planned, because it never was. If anything, we had conversations of how we didn’t want that, and that included Vince [McMahon] himself, who did not want the group to be supernatural-based. We were all in agreement.”
“We did some things that seemed that way, I know I did a thing with lightning one night, and the idea wasn’t about supernatural, but it came off that way and then we immediately went, ‘OK, let’s not revisit that because it came off that way’.”
The Punishment of The Judgment Day added that he wouldn’t have been against adding some supernatural powers to his repertoire:
“For me personally, I wouldn’t have been against it, though. I’ve been a fan of The Undertaker and so many iconic characters that had to do with the supernatural. I was like, ‘Yeah, I want powers!’ But unfortunately or fortunately, however you want to look at it, it wasn’t a planned thing.”