Damian Priest has shared his interactions with Triple H and WWE Chairman Vince McMahon following his lauded WrestleMania debut where he teamed with Bad Bunny.
Priest teamed with rap superstar Bad Bunny on ‘The Grandest Stage Of Them All’ at WrestleMania Saturday. The duo defeated The Miz and John Morrison in tag team action. Bunny impressed with his performance that saw him hit a Canadian Destroyer on the outside of the ring. Bunny then hit a Doomsday Crossbody on to The Miz off Priest’s shoulders for the win.
Speaking to Daily DDT, Priest revealed that Triple H was waiting on him backstage after the match:
“When I got to the back, one of the first people to grab me and hug me was Triple H. He said, ‘This is what I wanted for you. I knew you could do this.’ Him, Stephanie [McMahon], Vince, Bruce Prichard, Pearce all came right up to me immediately and everybody had nice things to say and congratulating me, and being genuinely happy for me for having that moment and it working out so well. That one got me to where I had to take a walk and say, ‘I need a second, guys. There’s too many emotions happening right now.’”
Damian Priest then discussed his relationship with Vince McMahon. Priest says that while the two do not share many interactions, he is always sure to take on board what the WWE Chairman wants of him.
“I wouldn’t say [he and Vince McMahon have] had a ton [of interactions], not yet, but every time I do something, I go right up to him and ask, ‘Is that what you wanted?’ He usually smiles and says, ‘Yes, thank you,’” he said. “So far, so good. I mean, I guess that’s a good thing he hasn’t had to tell me too much. I can speak to one instance when he wanted to be careful of how […] I’m very animated. He said, ‘Be careful not to be too animated. Save it.’
“I made sure to do what he wanted and he told me, ‘I gave you direction last week and this week you implemented it and you did exactly what I wanted you to do. That’s all I ask for. Thank you.’ I said, ‘No, thank you.’ That was it. At WrestleMania, he gave me a hug and said, ‘Congratulations, I’m happy for you. You did your job well. You should be proud.’”
Damian Priest’s partner Bad Bunny announced a worldwide tour on the Raw after WrestleMania.