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WWE Speculation Abounds: Is Judgment Day’s Damian Priest Injured?

11 months ago By Sports Desk
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In the ever-evolving landscape of World Wrestling Entertainment, superstars often take to the mat to give it their all, ensuring the fans are hooked to every twist and turn. The latest sensation causing a stir among WWE enthusiasts revolves around the health of Damian Priest, a pivotal member of the group, Judgment Day.

The Ongoing Tensions

Judgment Day is currently walking a tightrope. Engaged in a high-octane feud with Cody Rhodes and Sami Zayn, the group also faces internal chaos. Recent WWE Raw episodes have showcased the tension between members Finn Balor and Damian Priest, with the latter causing Balor’s recent loss to Rhodes, known to fans as the “American Nightmare.”

As WWE speeds towards its next major event, Payback 2023, the intrigue surrounding the Judgment Day’s dynamics promises to reach its zenith.

The Incident That Sparked Concern

A video from a recent live event has been the focal point of intense fan debate. In this clip, Damian Priest, currently holding the coveted Mr. Money in the Bank title, is seen collapsing post his one-on-one bout against Cody Rhodes, right in front of a visibly shocked Rhea Ripley. This sudden fall has led to widespread speculation regarding Priest’s health and wellbeing. Was it a real injury or just another testament to the theatrics that the WWE superstars are known for?

Dispelling the Rumors

To the relief of many, no official reports have emerged suggesting that Damian Priest suffered any injury during the said event. Moreover, sources hint that Priest is scheduled to be part of tonight’s Raw edition. This strengthens the belief that the entire episode at the live event might have been an act of commendable selling on Priest’s part.

In wrestling parlance, “selling” refers to the art of making a move or attack appear as devastating as possible, even if the wrestler isn’t genuinely hurt. And for those who witnessed the event, the context adds weight to this theory. The match in question saw Cody Rhodes, delivering not one, not two, but three of his signature moves – the Cross Rhodes – to Damian Priest. Such a relentless assault would justify a dramatic collapse, even if it was just for show.

Historical Parallels: A Nod to The Nature Boy?

The WWE Universe, ever keen on drawing parallels, pointed out a similarity between Priest’s collapse and the legendary Ric Flair’s antics. Known as “The Nature Boy,” Flair was no stranger to dramatic sell-jobs during his in-ring days in the WWE. His infamous collapses, particularly after a series of blows, were iconic, adding an extra layer of drama to his bouts.

While concerns for Damian Priest’s health were valid and rooted in affection, it seems WWE fans can breathe a sigh of relief. For now, it appears that Priest was merely tipping his hat to the theatrical side of the sport. As the road to Payback 2023 continues, the WWE Universe will be keeping a close eye on the developments surrounding Judgment Day and the enigmatic Damian Priest.

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