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WWE considered replacing Damian Priest with Rey Mysterio as Bad Bunny's tag team partner last year

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WWE Raw star Damian Priest appeared on "The Masked Man" podcast to promote WrestleMania 38. He also talked about Triple H's influence on his career, being the workhorse of Raw, Superstars he likes to party with, and more.

Priest said he almost got pulled from being the partner of Bad Bunny at last year’s WrestleMania:

"I felt good that they trusted me in that role," Priest said. "I'm sure that there was talk because how can you trust someone that you don't know? There's people like Hunter that knew I was fine and he was the reason why it ended up working out because I almost got switched out. They almost took me out of that spot"

Preist added that there was talk about him being replaced by Rey Mysterio.

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He said, “I was the original partner, and then I guess it was like, 'Well, maybe he's not ready or what if this is just too much pressure for him? We don't know.' It was talked about, well, then Rey (Mysterio) would be the guy.”

"Hunter went to bat for me. He was like, 'Hey, I'm sorry that they even told you that it's not going to be you now because I'm going to have a conversation.' He explained why I should be trusted. I wasn't in the meeting, but I'm guessing that's what he had to have done. Like, 'No, I trust him. Let's trust that he's gonna be fine. Then they were like, ‘Okay, let's go with Priest.'”

Priest on the dedication that Bad Bunny put into his performance:

"He wanted to make sure he didn't disrespect anybody or the business in anything he did. That's why he moved to Orlando to train. He dedicated himself. He was like, 'No, I'm not going on tour. I'm not doing anything because I have to just focus on this.' You know, he was working out five days a week. He was doing it and he was living the life. For the small window he had, he did it, and it showed. He looked like a million bucks.”

If you use any portion of the quotes from this article please credit "The Masked Man Show" with a h/t to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription.