Damian Priest Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Height: 6' 5"
Hometown: New York
Age: 41 Years

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Real nameLuis Martinez
Nickname(s)/Gimmick(s)• Punishment Martinez
• Punisher Martinez
• Damian Martinez
• The Archer of Infamy
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 196 cm
in meters- 1.96 m
in feet & inches- 6’ 5”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 113 kg
in pounds- 249 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 30 Inches
- Biceps: 17 Inches
Eye ColourLight Brown
Hair ColourBlack (Braids)
DebutROH: 2015
WWE: 5 December 2018
NXT: 19 June 2019
Awards, Honours, Achievements • KPW Tag Team Championship (1 time) with Matthew Riddle from 26 March 2016 to 11 August 2016

• MFPW Heavyweight Championship (3 times) from 16 April 2016 to 10 December 2016

• MFPW Tag Team Championship (2 times) with Brolly(1) and Q. T. Marshall(1) from 5 September 2015 to 19 March 2016

2016: MFPW Invitational Cup

2017: Survival of the Fittest

2021: Worst Match of the Year with The Miz at Wrestle Mania Backlash (Wrestling Observer Newsletter)

2023: Fraction of the Year as part of The Judgement Day(New York Post)

2023: Fraction of the Year as part of The Judgement Day (Pro Wrestling Illustrated)

2023: Ranked No. 71 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500

• ROH World Television Championship (1 time) from 16 June 2018 to 29 September 2018

WWE Championships and Achievements

• WWE United States Championship (1 time) in 2021

• Worst Match of the Year with The Miz at Wrestle Mania Backlash in 2021 (Wrestling Observer Newsletter)

• WWE Raw Tag Team Championship (2 times) with Finn Balor from 2 September 2023 to 7 October 2023 and 16 October 2023 to Present

• WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship (2 times, current)- with Finn Balor from 2 September 2023 to Present and 16 October 2023 to Present

• NXT North American Championship (1 time) from 22 August to 28 October 2023

• Men's Money in the Bank in 2023
Slam/Finishing moveSitout Chokeslam (South of Heaven)
Damian Priest Sitout Chokeslam
Personal Life
Date of Birth 26 September 1982 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2023) 41 Years
BirthplaceNew York
Zodiac signLibra
SignatureAn autograph of Damian Priest
HometownNew York
HobbiesListening to music
Tattoo(s)• On his left hand - Dragon wrapped around sword
Damian's tattoo of Dragon wrapped around sword
• On his left hand tricep - Sugar Skull
Damian's sugar skull tattoo on left tricep
• On his back - Combination of Grim Reaper, skull, bones
A combination tattoo of Grim Reaper skull and bones on Damian's back
• On his right hand inner bicep - Three shades of purple rose
Damian's purple rose tattoo on inner bicep
• On his right hand outer bicep - Flaming skull
Damian's flaming skull tattoo on right bicep
• On his right chest - Combination of Libra symbol with skulls
Damian's combination tattoo of libra with skulls
• On his left chest - Burning cross
Damian's burning cross tattoo on left chest
• On his right leg - Scale
Damian's scale tattoo on right leg
• On his right forearm - New York
Damian's New York tattoo
• On the back of his neck - Flag
A tattoo of a flag below Damian's back neck
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Wife/SpouseNot Known
ParentsFather- Name not known
Mother- Name not known
DessertCookies and Cream Cake
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Lamborghini Huracan
• Mercedes-Benz S-Coupe S 63 AMG Coupe

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Damian Priest

  • He was brought up in the municipality of Dorado, Puerto Rico.
  • He developed an interest in becoming a wrestler by watching the World Wrestling Council in his childhood.
  • His father taught him Japanese Goju-Ryu karate.
  • Damian worked as a bouncer and then as a manager at nightclubs and strip clubs before getting established as a wrestler. He stated in an interview,

    I lived on the street for a few months because I had no money at all. I lived on the street, I slept on the street, and I was homeless and looking for how to eat. Even having work, I suffered. I tried to pay rent, sometimes I did not know what I was going to eat the next day. I kind of gave up wrestling and started working in nightclubs and earned money.”

  • He trained as a wrestler at the Monster Factory.
  • After winning several titles at the Monster factory, he attended the Ring of Honor training camp and trained himself at the ROH dojo.
  • In 2014, Damian appeared in the WWE Money in the Bank event and played the role of a security guard.
  • In 2015, he appeared on the ROH show under his real name Luis Martinez. He lost the first match against The Romantic Touch and won the second against Hellcat and Mattick.
  • In 2016, he was part of the survival of the fittest match and got eliminated in the final Six Man Maheym match.
  • In 2017, Damian won at the Honor Rising: Japan event where he teamed up with Hiromu Takashi and Tetsuya Naito.
  • In 2018, Damian won his first championship in ROH at the promotion of the State of the Art event in Dallas, Texas.
  • On 29 September 2018, he ended the Ring of Honor contract.
  • In 2018, Damian signed a contract with WWE and was introduced along with the new members of the NXT brand.
  • On 15 April 2019, he was reintroduced as Damian Priest in WWE.
  • He defeated Raul Mendoza in his debut match in NXT on 19 June 2019.
  • In January 2020, Damian fought against Keight Lee and Dominik Dijakovic in the NXT North American Championship two times and lost the title both times.
  • On 22 August 2020, Priest defeated Oney Lorcan and Ridge Holland in the NXT North American Champion ladder match. He won the first WWE Championship title at this event.

    Damian Priest with the WWE Championship Belt

    Damian Priest with the WWE Championship Belt

  • On 31 January 2021, Damian entered #14, where he eliminated John Morrison, The Miz, Elias and Kane but later got eliminated by Bobby Lashley at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view.
  • In 2021, he was introduced in Raw by Bad Bunny during a Miz TV segment.
  • Damian introduced himself in a changed character with a new theme song, new mannerisms and a slightly changed appearance on the 25 October 2021, episode of Raw. The character was discontinued before he became a part of The Judgement Day.
  • Damian got disqualified at the champion vs champion match in the Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura on 21 November 2021. The reason for his disqualification was that he attacked his allies Rick Boogs and Shinsuke Nakamura after getting distracted by them.

    Damian Priest fight with Shinsuke Nakamura

    Damian Priest fights with Shinsuke Nakamura

  • Damian distracted AJ Styles during a match with Edge which led to AJ Styles losing the match and Damian and Edge allied to form The Judgement Day on 3 April 2022.
  • The Judgement Day team Edge, Damian, and Rhea Ripley defeated Finn Balor, Styles, and Liv Morgan in a six-person mixed tag team match at Hell in a Cell on 5 June 2022.

    Damian Priest with Finn Balor and Rhea Ripley

    Damian Priest with Finn Balor and Rhea Ripley

  • On 9 January 2023, Damian, Balor and Dominik won a tag team turmoil match in the Raw Tag Team Championship by defeating The Usos.
  • Damian qualified for the Money in the Bank ladder match by defeating Matt Riddle on 12 June 2022.
  • Damian and Balor defeated Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn to win the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship on 2 September 2023, at Payback. Damian became the third wrestler to win the title and have the Money in the Bank briefcase at the same time.

    Damian Priest holding the Money in the Bank briefcase

    Damian Priest holding the Money in the Bank briefcase

  • Priest and Balor defended their WWE titles against The Street Profits on the 24 November 2023 episode of SmackDown.
  • Damian is perceived as a dark and intense character in WWE. His character developed more machismo and rockstar-like attitude over the years.
  • Damian loves listening to the rock music and heavy metal bands.
  • He has a large collection of hand-to-hand combat weapons.
  • He was inspired to wrestle by watching Pedro Morales, Scott Hall and The Undertaker.
  • He drinks alcohol occasionally.
    Damian Priest drinking alcohol

    Damian Priest drinking alcohol