Damian Priest Discusses Being The First Puerto Rican Champion In 50 Years

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WWE World Heavyweight Champion Damian Priest participated in the post-WrestleMania XL Press Conference after cashing in his MITB briefcase on Sunday night’s show. He discussed a number of topics, including being the first Puerto Rican champion in 50 years.

Priest said, “I think everybody by now knows how proud I am and how how adamant I am about cultural representation. I didn’t do this alone. I think I had not just an island behind me, I had a whole culture. And it’s one of the most proud things I’ve accomplishes is just being able to represent and getting people to represent their cultures no matter where they are from. Being a representative of WWE, I could not be prouder of my people.”

On where he fits in the new era of WWE going forward:

“Where we’re going, where we’re headed? I have no idea. This is a new era in the company. Everybody can feel it, everybody can sense it. We’re on a roller coaster, we don’t know where this is headed. But this ride? It’s gonna take a minute. We are cooking right now. Obviously, all our sellouts, the business we are doing, the amount of eyeballs, this is the hottest the business has ever been.”

“Everybody likes to compare us to the Attitude Era? Man, we’re doing some things the Attitude era would have dreamed of. And I’m proud to be one of the figureheads right now. And with this, I solidify myself as one of the people that we’re gonna be looking at as to lead. And that’s something that I’m humbled and proud of. “How do I keep myself here? You know, [laughs] the same thing I’ve been doing. Just be better tomorrow than I was yesterday.”

You can check out Priest’s comments in the video below.

(H/T to 411Mania.com for transcribing the above quotes)