Damian Priest Reveals Interaction With Vince McMahon At WWE WrestleMania 37
"He gave me a hug and said, ‘Congratulations, I’m happy for you. You did your job well. You should be proud.'"
Damian Priest says he hasn't spoken much to Vince McMahon since moving up to the main WWE roster, but revealed the Chairman told him he should be proud after WrestleMania 37.
Priest joined the Raw brand following the 2021 Royal Rumble and teamed with Bad Bunny to defeat The Miz and John Morrison at WrestleMania 37, two weeks ago.
Speaking on his relationship with McMahon, the 39-year-old said he always checks in that the boss is happy with what he's done, and makes sure to apply any notes McMahon gives him.
Speaking to Fansided, he said: "I wouldn’t say we’ve 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'.
"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.'"
Priest would also reveal that he received a lot of congratulations for his efforts following WrestleMania from the likes of Triple H, Stephanie McMahon and other officials.
He added: "When I got to the back, one of the first people to grab me and hug me was Triple H. 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 take a walk and say, ‘I need a second, guys. There’s too many emotions happening right now.’"