HISTORIC! Damian Priest Becomes First WWE US Champion of Puerto Rican Descent at SummerSlam 2021

Published 08/21/2021, 9:39 PM EDT


Finally, the ‘Biggest of the Summer’ is underway for the WWE Universe. This year’s WWE SummerSlam comes from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. However, it’s not a party for Sheamus when the challenger Damian Priest got the better of him and grabbed the coveted WWE United States Championship.

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After weeks of humiliation from Damian Priest, Sheamus has had enough and was ready to take on Priest and show him his place.

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The two wrestlers put on a banger of a show when the WWE Universe witnessed them colliding inside the squared circle.

Damian Priest creates history at WWE SummerSlam

The constant back and forth between Sheamus and Priest made the match special and cements Priest as a big-time performer when he slew the ‘Celtic Warrior’ for the US Championship.

Right off the bat, the two wrestlers lock up, tangling into the corner and the ropes. However, Sheamus gets an upper hand when he created separation when he put Priest down to the ground.

During the match, Sheamus had the upper hand against Priest when he attacked him outside the ropes and incapacitated the challenger; however, Sheamus delivered a devastating backbreaker to Priest, taking some time to flex his biceps.

Sheamus wastes more time and talks trash while Priest is down as fans boo him. He then looks to catch Priest with a big Spinebuster but Priest turns it into a DDT which buys him some time.

During the last moments of the match, Sheamus puts Priest in a hold while lying on the mat; however, Priest breaks the hold and takes off Sheamus’ face mask.

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The wrestlers then get up as Sheamus broke the hold to tend his nose; meanwhile, Priest drops Sheamus face-first into the top turnbuckle, then levels him with a heel kick.

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Damian Priest then delivers The Broken Arrow to Sheamus to put him down for the three counts and became the first Puerto Rican wrestler to win a championship in WWE.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

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