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Damian Priest


ABOUT
Damian Priest

Full NameLuis Martínez

BornFebruary 4, 1982

Height6 ft 5 in

NationalityUnited States

ABOUT

Luis Martínez is an American professional wrestler signed with WWE. He is best known for his work as Damien Priest in WWE and Punishment Martinez in ROH. He is a former WWE North American and United States Champion.


  1. Professional Wrestling Career
  2. Championships and Accomplishments


Professional Wrestling Career


Early Years (2003-2014)


In 2003, Martinez began his wrestling career. He worked for several independent promotions and won several championships. In 2014, he attained the ROH Dojo.


ROH (2015-2018)


In 2015, he began working for ROH. During his time with ROH, he worked for NJPW and rose to prominence. After feuding with Rowan, Martinez moved towards the ROH Television Championship. In 2018, he defeated Silas Young to win the ROH Television Championship. In September, he lost the title to Jeff Cobb and left the company.


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WWE (2018-Present)


In October, Martinez signed with WWE and began working with NXT. In 2019, Martinez was repackaged as Damien Priest. After the repackage, they heavily featured him on NXT television. At WarGames, he lost to Pete Dunne. In 2020, he feuded with Keith Lee and Dominick Dijakovic for the North American Championship.


At TakeOver XXX, he won the NXT North American Championship in a ladder match. At Halloween Havoc, he lost the title to Johnny Gargano. At NXT New Year's Evil, Karrion Kross defeated him, which was his last appearance for NXT. At Royal Rumble, he made his main roster debut and lost.


After Rumble, he and Bad Bunny began feuding with The Miz and John Morrison. At WrestleMania 37, Bad Bunny and Damien Priest defeated The Miz and John Morrison. Over the few months, Priest feuded with The Miz and Morrison and won. At SummerSlam, Priest defeated Sheamus and won the United States Championship. In 2022, he lost the United States Championship to Finn Balor.


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Championships and Accomplishments


ChampionshipNumber of Times
KPW Tag Team Championship1
MFPW Heavyweight Championship3
MFPW Tag Team Championship2
ROH World Television Championship1
WWE United States Championship1
NXT North American Championship1


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