WWE star Damian Priest has shared his honest thoughts on AEW President Tony Khan purchasing Ring of Honor.
Priest wrestled for ROH for three years before signing with WWE in 2018. Speaking on SHAK Wrestling, Priest noted that he felt for his friends when ROH announced its hiatus in late 2021.
Believing that ROH’s legacy is safe in Tony Khan’s hands, Priest said:
“When they said they were gonna cancel contracts and take a break, honestly it comes down to the boys and the girls. Like, these are friends. These are human beings. So initially it sucks and it’s heartbreaking.
“I was like ‘oh man.’ You know, people out of work. But then the other side kind of kicks in and it’s like ‘man, but these people are too incredible to not be successful.’ You know what I mean? Like there’s too much talent. And clearly, everybody’s okay. Everybody’s fine.”
“With the purchase, it’s good. It’s going to stay alive. That’s good for the business. That’s good for everybody. And at least that legacy of Ring of Honor won’t die, you know what I mean?
“I think that’s always, that’s cool. And I don’t know whatever plans they have but hopefully, it just continues giving people opportunities for a platform to enjoy their lives and follow their dreams. So I’m all for it. I’m happy that things didn’t just fade away for that brand.”
Priest lost his US Championship to Finn Balor on the February 28 edition of WWE Raw. As of writing, Priest isn’t scheduled to compete at WrestleMania 38.
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Transcription via Wrestling Inc.
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