Finn Balor is a very popular superstar in WWE currently, but he could have been in the company much earlier as he was offered contracts in the past. However, he had turned them down.
Balor spoke to Not Sam Wrestling, where he revealed why he had turned down WWE’s offer in the past and why he finally accepted WWE’s offer eventually.
“The offer was actually there when I was 26, 27 and 28. Every year they came knocking. I had done two years in the New Japan Dojo and was kind of starting to establish myself in New Japan. There were a couple of phone calls made and offers were on the table.”
“For me, it never felt like the right time. Honestly, when I finally came I didn’t know if it was the right time either but I had to roll the dice at some point and so I am the kind of person where I am never ready until I am actually doing it.
Sometimes you have to be brave and make that decision and take that risk and definitely it would have been a lot different. When that first phone call came when I was 26 and accepted the WWE offer back then I don’t think I would still be here now. I am very happy with the way things evolved with my career and the slow progression I have made year by year, so I wouldn’t change anything.”
Finn Balor will be facing Drew McIntyre at WWE TLC this Sunday, as he has been cleared to compete. Hopefully, Balor will be receiving a push eventually and show what he is truly capable of.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.