WWE star Finn Balor, who currently performs on NXT is one of the top names in the company. He has gone head to head with few other huge names in WWE, of which, Brock Lesnar was one of them.
Brock Lesnar might have pitched the idea of the match with Balor
It is still unknown whether The Beast had requested to face him at the 2019 WWE Royal Rumble. It was reported that the former WWE Universal Champion Braun Strowman was originally planned to lock horns with Lesnar at the event. But he was eventually replaced by Balor. Shane McMahon ‘Turned Down’ By WWE Legend
The Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer had noted that it was Lesnar who had asked WWE’s decision-makers to book a match with ‘The Prince’.
Balor spoke on Ryan Satin’s Out of Character podcast, and revealed he has a cordial relationship with Lesnar’s former on-screen advocate, Paul Heyman. He said that there might a possibility that might have played a role in setting up of the bout with Lesnar.
“I don’t know,” Balor said. “I heard rumors too. We had had a brief encounter in New Japan a long, long time ago when I was a young boy [rookie], he was Heavyweight Champion. I had a good relationship, and still do, with Heyman, so I’m sure there was something between the two of them. I can’t give you [an answer], who’s to say if he requested it. I showed up one day and they said, ‘I think you’re going into a program with Brock.’ ‘Awesome, that sounds great.’”
The clash between Balor and Lesnar lasted eight minutes and the finish to the match saw Lesnar make Balor submit to his signature submission, the Kimura Lock.