• Triple H Saved RAW Star’s WrestleMania Spot
At WrestleMania 37 in 2021, Damian Priest teamed up with Bad Bunny to defeat the team of The Miz & John Morrison.
Priest said he almost lost his spot in this match, but Triple H talked with other WWE Officials and Priest stayed in the match.
Below is what Priest said on The Masked Man Show:
“I felt good that they trusted me in that role and I’m sure that there was talk because how can you trust someone that you don’t know, you know?
There are people like Hunter, who knew I was fine and he is the one, the reason why it ended up happening, because I almost got switched out. They almost took me out of that spot.
I wasn’t upset or anything, I was like, ‘that makes sense’. If I was on their shoes, 100%, that would be the way to go, and Hunter went to bat for me. And he was like, ‘hey,’ he was like, ‘sorry that they even told you that it’s not going to be you now because I’m gonna go have a conversation, you know?’
And he explained why I should be trusted, I guess. I wasn’t in the meeting, but I’m guessing that’s what he had to have done, you know? ‘No. I trust him, let’s trust him. He’s going to be fine’. Then they’re like, ‘okay, let’s go with Priest’.
There is no Damian Priest without Triple H. That’s 100%. There are no ifs and buts about it. I am not sitting here with you if there is no Triple H. And then, so you have that. And then his help, his advice, encouraging you to believe in yourself more so than he believes in you.
Like, ‘no, no. You need to believe in yourself more.’ You know, I’m someone who always consciously doubts. Like, I’m not a negative person. I’m a very positive person, but I would question myself sometimes.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (April 9, 2005) – WWE Velocity
On this day in 2005, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Velocity’.
This episode featured matches on the road to the ‘WWE Backlash 2005’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
Akio vs. Nunzio
Mark Jindrak vs. Billy Kidman
Luther Reigns vs. Biohazard
Hardcore Holly & Charlie Haas vs. Russell Simpson & Jared Steele