Damian Priest Says He Can't Cash In MITB Briefcase While Seth Rollins Is Not Medically Cleared

Damian Priest explains why he hasn't cashed in on Seth Rollins.

Seth Rollins is currently sidelined with a knee injury, though he's continued to appear on WWE Raw as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Many fans have wondered why Money in the Bank briefcase holder Damian Priest has not cashed in his contract while Rollins is hobbling but is still present on the show.

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Speaking to West Sport, Priest explained that since Rollins is not medically cleared, he can't compete in an official match.

"I'm based on Raw. Being that Seth Rollins is the champion, unfortunately, he's not medically cleared. I can't cash in right now. Officially, he can't be in a match. I kind of have to wait until he's cleared or, if I find myself on the other show, it'd be different. That champion [Roman Reigns] is not really around all the time either. It's one of those things where I'm biding my time. I still have until July 1. I have plenty of time. I don't want to risk doing something that I shouldn't. Five times, I've attempted, but didn't cash in. I'd rather that than a failed cash in. I'm just being extra careful right now. This is not going to go to waste. In my head, I have to become World Champion, whether it's on Raw or SmackDown. Either way, I have to become a major title holder and I have to be extra careful about it. I still have time. Obviously, you have WrestleMania coming up. That's always a good time. Whether it's Mania, the SmackDown before, the Raw after, it's always an exciting time. You never know what's going to happen," he said.

That settles that.

As he mentioned, he has tried to cash in on multiple occasions, but before the bell can ring to signify an official cash in, he gets thwarted. Priest is one-half of the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions alongside Finn Balor.

The two men will defend their titles against Tyler Bate & Pete Dunne at WWE Elimination Chamber.

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