Damian

Priest

Profile Information

Full Name Damian Priest
Nickname The Archer of Infamy
Age 41 years old
Profession American professional wrestler
Height 6ft 5in (1.96m)
Debut December 5, 2018
Championships won 1x World Heavyweight Champion, 1x United States Champion, 2x Raw Tag Team Champion, 2x SmackDown Tag Team Champion, 1x NXT North American Champion

The Archer of Infamy, Damian Priest, is currently aligned with the heel faction, The Judgment Day. The former United States Champion comes from a martial arts background and is well-known for his dominating and, at times, high-flying moves. Having a deep voice and an intense physique helps him portray a perfect heel persona.

Ring of Honor (2015–2018)

Making his debut in ROH as Punisher Martinez, he participated in the ROH Top Prospect tournament of 2016. Establishing himself as a heel, Martinez feuded with various wrestlers and unsuccessfully challenged for championships. In 2018,  he won the World Television Championship but was forced to drop down due to his contract expiration,

WWE:

NXT (2018-2021)

Martinez made his NXT debut on December 5, 2018 as a heel character, losing to Matt Riddle. A few months later, his name was changed to Damian Priest. A year later, he represented the NXT team in the traditional 5-on-5 tag team match with four others at Survivor Series 2019. After wandering through various title opportunities, Priest landed a win at NXT Takeover: XXX over the NXT North American Championship. Later months saw Damian feuding with Jonny Gargano, to whom he lost the title. And ended his reign in NXT while feuding with Karrion Kross.

RAW (2021-present)

Damian entered the Royal Rumble 2021 at the #14 position and eliminated four participants before getting thrown out by Bobby Lashley. Priest made his RAW debut alongside Bad Bunny during a Miz TV segment. The duo of Bunny and Damian took on The Miz and John Morrison at night one of WrestleMania 37, emerging victorious.

First championship victory

A few months later, Damian started his rivalry with Sheamus over the United States Championship and won the title at SummerSlam. Survivor Series saw him fight with Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura from SmackDown over brand supremacy, which resulted in his loss. His title reign of 191 days as US Champion ended against Finn Balor on an episode of RAW in 2022.

The Judgment Day (2022–present)

A major turn in Priest’s career came when he got aligned with The Judgment Day alongside Edge and Rhea Ripley at WrestleMania 38. Later, Balor joined the faction while kicking out Edge. Priest gained most of his popularity during his time with Judgment Day. Damian had a classic match with his former partner Bad Bunny at Backlash 2023 in a San Juan Street Fight Match stipulation. At WrestleMania 40, Priest cashed in his MITB briefcase to become World Heavyweight Champion.