The Significance of Damian Priest as a Key Player in WWE, According to Cody Rhodes

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Speaking on a recent edition of the “Gabby AF” podcast, Cody Rhodes discussed the upcoming WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view event where he will be part of the Men’s WarGames match, including his history with Damian Priest. 

Rhodes looked back on his match against Priest at WWE Crown Jewel.


“Going into the match, I feel like I want to give credit, I know you referred to him as annoying, and there’s love/hate, I want credit to Damian Priest. Not for anything he’s done recently. I want to give him credit because I wrestled him at Ring of Honor during the Ring of Honor renaissance that me and Matt and Nick, and we had Roland there, and he’s a completely different individual. To me, that’s a sign of a true pro is, are you better tomorrow than you were today? Fans aren’t always the most patient, but then also they’re the most loyal. So as long as you continue to improve, you can attach to them at some point. I feel like he has a very large future, not just because the briefcase is in hand, but just looking back at what he did with Bad Bunny at Backlash as well, I feel like he has a large future. Across from me, not gonna happen. But he’s definitely a big player for WWE,” Rhodes said.

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Cody Rhodes Reflects on His Match Against Damian Priest at WWE Crown Jewel

In a recent episode of the “Gabby AF” podcast, Cody Rhodes opened up about his upcoming participation in the Men’s WarGames match at the WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view event. During the conversation, he also discussed his history with Damian Priest and reflected on their match at WWE Crown Jewel.

Rhodes began by expressing his desire to give credit to Priest, acknowledging that he had referred to him as annoying in the past. However, he recognized Priest’s growth and evolution as a professional wrestler. Rhodes mentioned that he had wrestled Priest during the Ring of Honor renaissance, a period when he, along with Matt and Nick Jackson, played a significant role in revitalizing the promotion. According to Rhodes, Priest has transformed into a completely different individual since then.

For Rhodes, the ability to improve and become better each day is a sign of a true professional. He acknowledged that fans might not always be patient, but they are incredibly loyal. As long as a wrestler continues to show improvement, they can connect with the audience and achieve success. Rhodes believes that Priest has a bright future ahead of him, not just because he currently holds the Money in the Bank briefcase, but also because of his impressive performance with Bad Bunny at Backlash. However, Rhodes made it clear that facing Priest in the ring again is unlikely.

Rhodes’s comments highlight his respect for Priest’s talent and potential within WWE. Despite their differences and past encounters, Rhodes recognizes Priest as a significant player in the company’s future.

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As Cody Rhodes prepares for the Men’s WarGames match at Survivor Series, his reflections on his match against Damian Priest serve as a testament to the growth and talent of both wrestlers. It will be interesting to see how their paths continue to intersect in the future and what opportunities lie ahead for both competitors.