WWE Hall Of Famer Credits Damian Priest With Rising To The Occasion

Damian Priest World Heavyweight Champion

Damian Priest has impressed a WWE legend.

Damian Priest often found himself lacking direction on the main roster until being recruited by Edge to form Judgment Day. Since then he’s become an increasingly large part of WWE television and now stands as the World Heavyweight Champion.

Priest’s rise really began when he won the Money In The Bank contract back in 2023, however, some questioned whether he could go on to become a true main eventer.

While breaking down a recent segment featuring Priest and Drew McIntyre on his Kilq This podcast, Kevin Nash took time to praise the Judgment Day star.

“I just think that Damian [Priest] has really f*cking risen to the occasion. When he went toe to toe [with Drew McIntyre], Drew’s a big f*cker, [but] Damian’s star power gave him the appearance of being bigger than he actually is. He just looked like a star, he looked so comfortable. He looked like he should have that belt,”

Nash added that Priest is now carrying the torch without the help of Rhea Ripley, and as a result, he’s become one of the biggest stars on the roster.

“How much of that is the fact of Rhea [Ripley] is so good. She’s a once-in-a-generation talent, so when you’re packaged with her, and she’s doing a lot of the mic work, how much of that is, now he’s carrying the torch along with the strap.

You don’t have to hit a curveball, you don’t have to hit 100 miles an hour. It’s whatever is fucking written on a piece of paper happens, and if you just so happen to fucking click with what they’re doing, the sky’s the limit. Priest is, to me, as big a star as they’ve got right now,”

Damian Priest Set For Huge World Title Defence

It’s been announced that Damian Priest will defend the World Heavyweight Championship against Drew McIntyre at Clash at the Castle. Priest won the gold by pinning McIntyre at WrestleMania 40 after cashing in his Money In The Bank contract.

Meanwhile, Drew McIntyre has returned to the ring for the first time since April after suffering an elbow injury at WrestleMania. The Scottish star wrestled a dark match following SmackDown on May 31st, before following that up with matches at two more live events.

H/t to Fightful