Unlikely WWE Duo Shocks Fans: Damian Priest Says It's No Surprise

Damian Priest opens up about recent tag team loss.

by Atia Mukhtar
Unlikely WWE Duo Shocks Fans: Damian Priest Says It's No Surprise
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Damian Priest and Finn Balor, WWE's power-packed duo, recently saw their brief reign as Tag Team Champions halted by rivals Jey Uso and Cody Rhodes at the Premium Live Event. While they entered the bout with what seemed like an unbeatable chemistry, the pair couldn't secure the win.

The unexpected loss sparked conversations about underestimations and strategy for future rematches. Discussing the defeat on WWE's talk show, The Bump, Damian Priest, who also holds the title of 'Señor Money in the Bank,' opened up about the turn of events at Fastlane.

"I wouldn’t say I was shocked, but the outcome did take me by surprise. We knew we were going up against two of WWE's top athletes—leaders who have set the bar high. The assumption was that we had the better team synergy, but they blindsided us in certain moments, leading to our downfall," reflected Priest.

Underestimation Acknowledged

Addressing the question of whether they had underestimated the prowess of Rhodes and Uso, Priest responded, "Perhaps they worked together even better than we had anticipated. But rest assured, we won’t make the same error of judgment next time." Further heating up the Tag Team Championship scene, Rhea Ripley, the faction's kingpin, announced an upcoming rematch.

Much like Dominik Mysterio was given a second chance at the North American Championship, Priest and Balor are slated to face off against the reigning Tag Team Champions on the October 16th episode of WWE Raw. "Opportunities like this don’t come often.

We’re revising our game plan and are more focused than ever," said a resolute Damian Priest, who also tantalizingly hinted at plans for his 'Money in the Bank' cash-in. While the date remains undisclosed, one thing's clear: Priest and Balor are recalibrating their strategies, eyeing not just the Tag Team Titles but also broader horizons in WWE.

Whether this rematch will redefine tag team dynamics or reinforce existing hierarchies remains to be seen. But for Priest and Balor, it's more than a second chance—it's an opportunity to correct course and reclaim what they believe is rightfully theirs. Stay tuned for what promises to be an electric face-off on the next WWE Raw.

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