In an interview with WWE Digital following the Royal Rumble pay-per-view, Kane put over Damian Priest, stating that Priest is a future impact player for the company.

“He’s got a ton of potential, I mean it stinks, because I would have liked to be in the match longer, but he’s going to be an impact player in WWE, I think you’re going to see a lot more moments like that from him in the future.