“It’s Crazy” – Damian Priest Details the Major Difference Between Raw, SmackDown and NXT

Published 08/02/2021, 8:00 AM EDT


Whenever a wrestler gets his main roster call-up from NXT, it’s like a dream come true for them. That means the wrestler has done everything in NXT and is ready to lock horns with superstars of Raw or SmackDown. The same moment happened with Damian Priest earlier this year when he received his main roster call-up.

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In a recent interview, Damian Preist talked about the time when he was making his big switch from NXT to Monday Night Raw and he said that it almost felt like moving to a “different school”.

Priest started to shine when he appeared in the 2021 Royal Rumble match as a surprise entrant, entering at #14, and eliminated three wrestlers before getting eliminated by Bobby Lashley.

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Damian debuted for WWE in 2018, fighting on the NXT brand, where he made a name for himself while portraying a no-nonsense heel and ripping out his opponents.

Watch this story: Former WWE Superstars Who Are Thriving in AEW.

His big moment came when he wrestled in WrestleMania alongside artist Bad Bunny where they defeated the team of Miz and Morrison.

 

Damian Priest talks about the adjustments he had to make before moving to Raw

Sitting with James VanOsdol of the Car Con Carne podcast, Damian talked about the time when he got the news that he’d be performing on the Red brand of WWE.

Priest said that he felt nervous about the time and reminded himself that he belongs to the big leagues now. He also talked about how the transition felt between NXT and the main roster, saying that the things on the main roster have a different system”. He admitted that the transition could be equated to that of shifting to a “new school.”

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“You know this is a different feel. It’s crazy, we’re reaching so many more people. The fact that now Damien Priest is known all over the world is crazy. That was the main part, getting my nerves under control and changing my mindset because it is a different system, so to speak, like transitioning to a new school.”

“I had to get used to that. Now that I’ve been here a few months, I feel more comfortable and know how this works.” Damian said. (H/T: Fightful)

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Now, Damian is enjoying his feud with Sheamus and might defeat him for the championship.

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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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