In an exclusive interview with WrestleTalk, WWE star Damian Priest reveals which WWE legends have given him the most advice during his WWE career.
Priest signed with WWE back in 2018, spending just over 2 years in NXT before making his main roster debut in the 2021 Royal Rumble match.
Priest spoke about his time in NXT, and who he learned the most from during his time there.
“I don’t know who, I mean, when you talk about my time in NXT that’s probably where I did my most learning, working alongside like Shawn Michaels and (Matt) Bloom and all the coaches there. The best part about it was when I first got started here, none of the coaches, none of the legends and producers, none of the people that tried to guide me, they never wanted to completely change me. They just wanted to make who I am and what I do bigger, better.
“They’re like, ‘Hey we don’t necessarily change who you are. We just want to make you, the best ‘you’ possible’. That was like a Shawn Michaels thing, which was, I mean coming for Shawn that was pretty sweet, right?
“He’s up there, but I’ve been fortunate to also get advice at the time from somebody like Scott Hall. You know, Kevin Nash has been around and gave me some advice. Undertaker has always been really cool with just, you know, little details. Obviously, Triple H, from my time in NXT to even now, but he’s always helped guide talent, right. Edge was another person that, while I was in NXT, would just reach out to me to give me advice.
“And a lot of these guys would just (give me advice) for no gain of their own, they have nothing to gain. They are who they are, they’re the legends, they’re the Hall of Famers, they won *laughs*. But for whatever reason, they decided to want to help others and me specifically. And I’m grateful, so I’ve learned a great deal from all of them.
“And it’s great because it’s like ice cream, right. There’s flavors and it might not be your favorite, but you take pieces and different aspects of everything and you make it your own. So I’ve been fortunate to learn from so many incredible individuals.”
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Priest was an on-screen protege of another WWE Hall of Famer, when he was a member of the Judgment Day alongside Edge. Priest spoke about Edge’s return from SummerSlam, which you can read here.
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