Damian Priest On Why Dominik Mysterio Is Very Important To The Judgment Day
Damian Priest has been in The Judgment Day since it formed and he has explained why Dominik Mysterio’s role has been vital to the group’s success.
It was at WrestleMania 38 in 2022 when Damian Priest joined The Judgment Day with WWE Hall of Famer Edge. After Rhea Ripley and Finn Balor joined the group, that trio attacked Edge and kicked him out of the group.
In September 2022 at the Clash at the Castle Premium Live Event, The Judgment got a new member when Dominik Mysterio joined them. Since then, the foursome has picked up a lot of wins together, done a lot of cheap attacks and Ripley even became the Smackdown Women’s Champion at WrestleMania 39 as well.
At tonight’s WWE Backlash event in Puerto Rico, Damian Priest will be in one of the biggest matches on the show when he faces Grammy Award-winning singer Bad Bunny in a San Juan Street Fight.
During an appearance on WWE’s After The Bell podcast, the veteran Damian Priest had kind things to say about Dominik Mysterio, who has improved a lot as a performer as part of The Judgment Day stable.
“We’re all so different, like, completely, which is crazy, but it works. Dom was in his dad’s shadow when they were together. When he first joined The Judgment Day, he was in a shadow. He’s not anymore. He’s his own star on his own where he doesn’t need anybody’s help. He brings a whole different level of heat for sure. His style, his demeanor, it gives us the opportunity to feed off of something that’s different and create something special.”
“He’s helped us just as much as we’ve helped him. He’s very important to The Judgment Day. I don’t know what The Judgment Day is like without him now. Without Dom, I say we’re not as strong. I don’t think we’re as popular. I think he’s definitely helped a lot and he’s grown as a performer. He’s grown as a person.”
Damian Priest would go on to talk about how proud he is to see Dominik grow along with the group.
“I say this all the time, and I guess it could go like, ‘Yeah, he’s supposed to say that’, but we really are like a family now. I mean, we talk all the time. I’m here in PR waiting for him to get here so we can hang out. That’s the way we are now. As a friend, a brother, as a co-worker, I am extremely proud of him. It’s cool to be there. I have the best seat in the house to watch him do his thing and it’s special. I love it.”
The lineup for WWE Backlash airing tonight Saturday, May 6th from San Juan, Puerto Rico looks like this:
* Cody Rhodes vs. Brock Lesnar
* Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens & Matt Riddle vs. The Bloodline – Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso & Solo Sikoa
* San Juan Street Fight: Bad Bunny vs. Damian Priest
* Seth “Freakin” Rollins vs. Omos
* Smackdown Women’s Championship: Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Zelina Vega
* United States Championship: Austin Theory (c) vs. Bronson Reed vs. Bobby Lashley
* Raw Women’s Championship: Bianca Belair (c) vs. IYO SKY
You can watch WWE Backlash, streaming LIVE from Puerto Rico on Saturday, May 6, streaming live at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Peacock in the United States and WWE Network everywhere else.