Damian Priest says Triple H was waiting to give him a hug after his performance at WrestleMania 37 alongside Bad Bunny.
Damian Priest, who ascended quickly from the NXT roster to the main roster, was in one of the featured matches at WrestleMania 37 alongside Grammy award-winning Superstar, Bad Bunny as they took on and defeated The Miz and John Morrison.
As is the case with many NXT stars when they make that transition, Triple H was right there to commend Priest for his achievement.
Speaking with Daily DDT, Damian Priest described that first moment through the curtain with Triple H and what his relationship is like with Vince McMahon.
“When I got to the back, one of the first people to grab me and hug me was Triple H,” Priest revealed. “He said, ‘This is what I wanted for you. I knew you could do this.’ Him, Stephanie [McMahon], Vince, Bruce Prichard, Pearce all came right up to me immediately and everybody had nice things to say and congratulating me, and being genuinely happy for me for having that moment and it working out so well. That one got me to where I had to talk a walk and say, ‘I need a second, guys. There’s too many emotions happening right now.’”
He continued, “I wouldn’t say [he and Vince McMahon have] had a ton [of interactions], not yet, but every time I do something, I go right up to him and ask, ‘Is that what you wanted?’ He usually smiles and says, ‘Yes, thank you,'” he said. “So far, so good. I mean, I guess that’s a good thing he hasn’t had to tell me too much. I can speak to one instance when he wanted to be careful of how… I’m very animated. He said, ‘Be careful not to be too animated. Save it.’
“I made sure to do what he wanted and he told me, ‘I gave you direction last week and this week you implemented it and you did exactly what I wanted you to do. That’s all I ask for. Thank you.’ I said, ‘No, thank you.’ That was it. At WrestleMania, he gave me a hug and said, ‘Congratulations, I’m happy for you. You did your job well. You should be proud.’”
This week on Monday Night Raw, Damian Priest avenged his loss last week to Miz. Check out our full live coverage of Monday Night Raw here.