WWE Changes The Finishing Maneuver of Top Superstar on RAW

Published 02/23/2021, 6:50 AM EST


WWE is notorious for changing the names of its Superstars, their popular gimmicks, and even noted maneuvers. The most recent example of this would be Damian Priest.

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The former NXT North American Champion recently made his debut on the main roster. Following Royal Rumble 2021, Priest is a part of the RAW roster and is teaming up with rapper Bad Bunny.

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On tonight’s RAW (02/22/21), ‘The Archer of Infamy’ took on Angel Garza. Bad Bunny came down from the ramp alongside Priest to show his support. Notably, Priest had helped him win the 24/7 Championship ahead of TLC 2020.

In the match, Garza and Priest both tried to beat the other. They also involved Bunny in the match with some trash-talking. Towards the end, Priest hit two back-to-back kicks.

Damian Priest then used his finisher to pin Garza and win the match. Interestingly, his finisher had been changed from “The Reckoning,” to “Hit the Lights.” Following the match, Akira Tozawa, Humberto Carrillo, and Drew Gulak came running for the 24/7 title.

In the end, Priest and Bunny attacked their opponents and cleared the ring.

Damian Priest has high hopes for his RAW roster

Like we mentioned earlier, Damian Priest recently made his debut on WWE RAW. Before coming to WWE, Priest was a household name in indie promotions like Ring of Honor and NJPW.

However, WWE is notorious for snubbing talented NXT stars on the main roster. The likes of Aleister Black, Finn Balor, and even Keith Lee (to some extent) are testaments to the claim.

Recently, in an interview with Sports Illustrated, Priest addressed these issues and said he will work hard to make sure it does not happen.

It’s one thing to get here; it’s another to stay. I’m not complacent. I’ll never stop. I’m always going to strive to achieve more.”

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“I’m never, ever satisfied, and I always want more. That’s where my whole “Live Forever” mantra comes from. It’s the way I live my life,” Priest proclaimed. “I want my name to stand the test of time, and I have to accomplish so much, in order for my name to live forever. Now I get the chance to get started on Raw, and I can’t wait to show people something they’ve never seen before.”

Hopefully, we will see more of Damian Priest as the incredible singles performer that he is. Let us know your thoughts about his current storyline on RAW in the comments below.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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