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Damian Priest recently cleared for WrestleMania 37 Bad Bunny match

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A recent back injury had originally kept Damian Priest on the sidelines of the Bad Bunny vs. The Miz match at Saturday's WWE WrestleMania 37 night one, but a recent medical clearance paved the way for it to change to the tag team match that took place instead.

On the post-WrestleMania edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer said that he was told Priest was cleared "last minute" and it was even "touch and go" whether Priest could still go in the match against Miz and John Morrison.

"He was hurting," Meltzer said.

Priest and Bunny defeated Miz and Morrison Saturday in a match where Bunny was involved nearly the entire way.

Originally, the match was a singles affair between the pop star and Miz but on last Monday's Raw, they made it a tag match instead. The show was taped the week prior, but it's unknown if that was when he was originally cleared. Meltzer had assumed the reason it was a singles match was due to a Morrison injury, but that apparently wasn't the case. 

It's unknown when or how the injury occurred. Priest had wrestled twice in March with his last one a 35-second squash win over Jaxson Ryker on the March 15th Raw. Saturday's tag match was only his seventh of the calendar year including his debut at the Royal Rumble.