Damian Priest: Moving From NXT To Raw Is Like 'Transitioning To A New School'

Damian Priest found plenty of success on NXT as a former NXT North American Champion, but his run on the gold brand was rather brief as he made his way up to WWE Raw following the Royal Rumble.

Priest has made a big impact on Raw as well, competing in a high-profile match at WrestleMania 37 when he teamed with Bad Bunny.

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Speaking to Car Con Carne, Priest discussed the change in mindset from NXT to Raw.

"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," he said.

After winning a championship contender's match on WWE Raw against Sheamus, Priest has put himself in line for a United States Title bout.

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