WWE star Damian Priest’s martial artist dad once beat the legendary Chuck Norris in fight.
Priest, 38, has been tipped to become one of wrestling’s new heroes after impressing in Triple H’s NXT show.
But turns out he’s not even the best fighter in his family.
That’s because his old man got the better of hardman Norris in a Japanese Goju Ryu karate fight, according to Priest.
Norris, now 80, is a skilled martial artist and known for his film and TV roles including the lead part in Walker, Texas Ranger and spot in Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables 2.
But despite his decades of experience, he was no match for Priest’s pops.
Speaking to Fansided, the grappling ace said: “This question comes up a lot. It’s so funny. I mention it a lot in interviews. Goju Ryu is a style of martial arts that we fought in — that’s what we practised.
“I was not even around — this was a long time ago.
“My father was competing at the time in a tournament and they had an exhibition fight, so there was no decision for a winner or loser, but anybody watching knows who won the fight because he hit him a lot more times.
“He didn’t knock him out or hurt him because it was an exhibition, but he showed in that sense of being a better fighter in that moment.”
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Speaking to Gary Vaynerchuk on YouTube, Undertaker said: “He came into Madison Square Garden, and they’d given him the name of Rocky Maivia. Oh my gosh, it was awful.
“I mean, they handcuffed him right out of the get go, right?
“I remember watching him, and the Garden [fans], they’re merciless if they don’t like what you’re doing. And man, they just lit him up.”