He got their attention. A wrestler’s introduction is one of the most important thing a wrestler can have as a good one can make them a star while a bad one can ruin their career in a hurry. Someone not making a good first impression can drag them down but if they get the right kind of attention, everything can go in the right direction in a hurry. That seems to be the case with a new WWE star.
Back at the Royal Rumble, Damien Priest made his main roster debut and had quite the showing in the men’s Royal Rumble match. That is the kind of introduction that several wrestlers have had over the years with some of the results being better than others. Priest has an interesting wrinkle to his early main roster run though and that could go multiple ways. So how is it going for him?
According to Wrestling Observer Radio, WWE officials like Priest and have been impressed by how his time on the main roster has gone so far. Priest is seen as the potential next top Latin American star, which the company has been looking for since Alberto Del Rio. WWE likes what Priest can do in the ring as well as his look, along with how he has worked with Bad Bunny. The two have been paired together since the Royal Rumble match.
Priest has been a hit so far. Check out his time on the main roster:
Opinion: I can’t say I blame WWE for their reaction to Priest because he really does check off all of the boxes. Not only does he look like a monster but he also has the in-ring abilities to back it up. Above all else though, Priest has an aura to him which makes him feel special. I can see why WWE is pushing him as hard as they are and I’m curious to see how far he winds up taking the ball he has been handed.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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