A Monday Night Raw star has compared moving from NXT to the main roster with transitioning to a new school.
Damian Priest’s WWE main-roster career has been eventful since his debut in the 2021 Royal Rumble match. Priest has revealed that he had to change his mindset following his Raw move, as The Red Brand is completely different to NXT.
Speaking on Car Con Carne, Priest explained that he had to get his nerves under control in his first few months on the main roster. Noting that his Raw debut was like transitioning to a new school, Priest said:
“NXT is WWE, obviously, but growing up it wasn’t a thing. To me, it’s Monday Night Raw and SmackDown. It’s definitely more of ‘now, it’s the big show, let’s get these nerves under control and get to work.’ I keep reminding myself that this is what I do. I know how to do this but a lot of emotions that go into this big spectacle that is this WWE machine, especially on the Raw roster, it’s night and day, the spectacle that goes into it, even behind the scenes with production.
“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.”
At WrestleMania 37, Priest teamed with Puerto Rican artist Bad Bunny to face The Miz and John Morrison. Priest has revealed that Bad Bunny had asked to work with him at The Show of Shows.
Quote via Fightful.