Some light has been shed on why WWE was forced to scrap a match featuring one of The Judgment Day’s stars.
The October 2nd edition of Monday Night Raw saw some changes made, one being that an advertised bout between Jey Uso and The Judgment Day’s Damian Priest did not end up taking place.
Fightful Select has reported that Damian Priest was legitimately not cleared for Monday’s Raw leading to the planned match being scrapped. It was also noted that Priest’s status was “quickly rectified” and he competed at Fastlane where he and Finn Balor lost the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship to Cody Rhodes and Jey Uso.
Prior to Raw, Priest’s last match had been on a WWE live event where he took on Cody Rhodes in a Street Fight. There was no confirmation if this bout was where the injury issue came to light.
Damian Priest stopped from cashing in on WWE World Heavyweight Champion
The problems in The Judgment Day got a lot worse at Fastlane when they lost the title to Uso and Rhodes. JD McDonagh had interfered to try and assist Priest and Balor but ended up inadvertently nailing Priest in the knee with his own Money In The Bank briefcase.
As a result, Rhea Ripley stepped in and took the case away from Priest later in the evening to stop him from attempting a cash-in on World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins despite Rollins competing in a brutal Last Man Standing match against Shinsuke Nakamura.