WWE’s Jeff Hardy: Damian Priest Reminds Me Of My Younger Self

Hardy thinks Priest is charismatic and enigmatic…

Jeff Hardy and WWE US Champion Damian Priest have been tussling for the title recently on WWE TV, but Priest has been on Hardy’s radar for a while, with Jeff admitting he sees a lot of himself in the Archer of Infamy.

Hardy detailed his appreciation for Priest on a recent edition of WWE’s The Bump ahead of their Triple Threat Title bout at last night’s Extreme Rules PPV, saying:

"Damian Priest, I am such a huge fan of him and he has been on fire lately, man. We actually got to team last night and it was amazing. He reminds me a lot of my younger self. So that's what's kind of scary and intimidating and all that good stuff that creates a wonderful match so I'm looking forward to getting in there with Damian and Sheamus at the same time. It's going to be insane.”

Despite this, there’s only five years between Hardy and Priest, and Hardy mentioned how it can be ‘creepy’ working with younger talents whom you admire:

"It is weird. That's why when I wrestled him on Raw a few weeks ago I was just as nervous, if he was nervous, as he was. Because, man, I'm a fan of him. I'm a fan of pro wrestling in general. When you get older in life, I'm 44 years into this thing now, and going in there with a younger talent, it can be creepy. So, yeah, it makes me a little nervous, but that's the good kind of nervous. The butterflies are alive and well in my belly."

H/T: Fightful

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