Damian Priest Feeling Survivor's Guilt Following WWE Releases

As WWE releases continue to pile up

WWE entered 2021 with a roster packed with talent but the company have consistently made cuts throughout the year, with the likes of Braun Strowman, Keith Lee, Karrion Kross, Andrade El Idolo, Malakai Black and Bray Wyatt having all been released by WWE. 

Vince McMahon's promotion held their latest round of cuts in early November and talent being let go has seemingly affected the Superstars that have remained, with Damian Priest admitting to Metro he has experienced feelings similar to survivor's guilt. 

"It's unfortunate, obviously. It is not just our business - it's in any business, that's just the way it goes. I've lost more jobs and more opportunities that I count. That's the unfortunate part of life. Especially in a business where you're living your dream - so it hurts, because we care about these people. We know they're hurting, so we hurt," said Priest.

"It's unfortunate. It's like that survivor's guilt - you feel guilty, but at the same time... it's an odd feeling. But then you come to the realisation - wait a minute, these are all incredible people! They're gonna be fine! There's that positive, and that's always my sentiment. Well, now the world is yours. Go out and grab it!"

Priest is currently the reigning United States Champion and he will face Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura at Survivor Series on Sunday, November 21. 

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