On the latest episode of the “Nitty Gritty Dirt Show” on RussosBrand.com, host Billi Bhatti and former WWE writer Vince Russo, discussed one of the top stars in NXT right now, former North American Champion Damian Priest, was set to originally join in on the Roman Reigns/Kevin Owens feud. Wrestling-Edge transcribed Bhatti’s comments below.
Bhatti: “Some of the speculation among that is Damian Priest might have been one of the people involved with that, but the contrasting storyline with that is that I have been categorically told that Kevin Owens said: ‘He’s not my friend, nobody has ever seen him be my friend, so why should he come and save me?’
On the other side of that, there is a story that he might be one of those people that was at a COVID house party and a reason why he has been kept off the main roster moving forward because they haven’t gone ahead and introduced him in any other meaningful way ether.”
Bhatti: “However, obviously, both stories can be true. Kevin Owens didn’t want him to be his best friend, and after already knowing that he went to that party, knowing that he’s a senior member of NXT they decided not to use him at all. I would be surpirsed if he shows up at the Royal Rumble personally.
I think that is a place where Damian Priest would end up coming in anyway. I think that they like him and his look, they were gonna put him straight in with Roman Reigns at one point. However, at the moment, that’s what happened and a load of guys in NXT are in s**t over this party.”