Damian Priest Says Switching Between WWE NXT And Raw Is 'Like Transitioning To A New School'
Priest is enjoying working on the red brand
Damian Priest has discussed the different mindsets between working for NXT and on WWE Monday Night Raw, comparing it to 'transitioning to a new school'.
Priest moved to the WWE main roster in early 2021 after winning the North American Championship in NXT, and featured in a high-profile tag-team match at WrestleMania 37 as he and Bad Bunny took on The Miz and John Morrison.
Priest is now involved in a feud with Sheamus for the United States Championship and the 39-year-old has opened up on how working on the different shows differ.
Speaking to Car Con Carne, Priest said: "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."