WWE Superstar Damian Priest recently spoke to Revolver. The former NXT North American Champion discussed a number of topics during the interview, including the first time he met The Undertaker as a teenager.
“So I met him at an autograph signing. I paid to go meet him” Damian Priest began, “I was a teenager and he was my idol. I remember there was a line and I was doing Undertaker impressions and I had people around me and it was cool.”
“Then when I got up to him, I was so starstruck” Priest continued. “I couldn’t even speak. And he started laughing, I’ll never forget that. It’s cool now that I got to pick his brain and get in the ring with him and move around with him.”
“It’s the coolest thing. He was the introduction to my love for wrestling and I guess my love for music; which guided me to become a wrestler” Priest added.
Damian Priest on The Undertaker
Damian Priest also discussed his love of metal music and pro wrestling during the interview. “I was into wrestling first. Being that I was raised in Puerto Rico and the Bronx, the first music I was accustomed to listening to was hip-hop. I didn’t even like rock or metal [Laughs].”
“Very, very young age. I think I was 13 or 14, a buddy of mine who is a little older, he had a permit and a car that his parents let him drive. So, he’d always drive me around and he was a metalhead. [Laughs] I was like, ‘Nah, man, turn that off'” Priest added.
“And then this is how it started: I told him, ‘at least play some Undertaker-like music.’ That’s how it all started. He played a lot of Metallica for me; then from there I was asking for bands like them and it was Priest, Ozzy and everybody else” Damian Priest concluded.
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