Chris King gives his insight on how Damien Priest made a seriously bold move by targeting The Bruiserweight Pete Dunne on Wednesday night’s episode of NXT.
The Archer of Infamy Damien Priest NXT’s new resident badass has been making a name for himself by leaving a trail of destruction. On the June 19th episode of NXT the monstrous individual formerly known as “Punishment Martinez” from his days in ROH made his arrival on the black and gold brand.
His first victims were the amazingly-gifted high-flyer Raul Mendoza and Blanco Loco that he obliterated within a couple of minutes. On the July 24th episode, The Archer was faced with a much tougher challenge in the form of “The Infinite” Keith Lee. That wouldn’t stop Priest from shooting his arrow into the history books.
After adding two more names to the growing list, Priest faded away into the shadows until Wednesday night when he appeared out of nowhere and dropped the former United Kingdom Champion “The Bruiserweight” Pete Dunne with a Rolling Cutter.
This is absolutely fantastic as Priest will gain a huge amount of experience working with a superb in-ring technician. Dunne will also sell for the monster making him look fierce and indestructible. Dunne will be The Archer’s first real feud in NXT and both competitors are great in the ring and it will show.
While The Velveteen Dream gets his rematch for the North American Championship against Roderick Strong, this will give Dunne something to do until it’s time to seek retribution for Strong’s betrayal at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans. What better way to get revenge than to take away his former tag partner’s precious title?
The Archer of Infamy is off to a great start on the black and gold brand and his future in NXT looks bright.
Side Note: Undisputed Era BayBay
The Undisputed Era is one of the best tag teams on the planet. I feel like they are incapable of having a bad match, it doesn’t matter who their opponents are they make magic with them. Every match is a high-octane offense perfectly mixed with methodical dissection. What’s interesting is now that they’re done with The Street Profits I wonder who will challenge them next?