Finn Balor has been one of the top stars of WWE. While, he had great runs on NXT, his main roster run has been decent. However, back in the day, he received a major push when he won the inaugural Universal Champion at SummerSlam in 2016. Unfortunately, he had to relinquish the title the following night on Raw due to an injury. It took him another two and a half years before he could challenge for the championship.
Brock Lesnar return changed plans for Finn Balor
WWE Royal Rumble 2019 was the event where he faced Brock Lesnar in a losing effort. He moved to NXT and then found himself on the receiving end of another loss, this time through Roman Reigns, at the WWE Extreme Rules event last year. Balor was involved a controversial finish to a match when the top rope broke when he was about to hit his finishing move, the Coup de Grace.
Speaking to Josh Martinez on Superstar Crossover, Finn Balor expressed how he felt after it happened:
“I feel like it’s just been left open-ended, and the finish hasn’t been addressed. There was an idea to go a different direction, but then Brock returned, and the direction changed. So that’s something you have to kind of come to terms with and understand in WWE that, there’s always going to be — if one piece of the jigsaw changes, the whole landscape changes. If someone gets hurt, or someone returns, there’s always going to be different ideas and plans in place.
Balor picked up a huge win over WWE Hall of Famer Edge in an ‘I Quit’ match at last night’s Extreme Rules Premium Live Event. He got the assistance of The Judgement Day in order to secure the win.