Nikki Bella and Brie Bella, the Bella Twins, were photographed in the women’s dressing room with Natayla, as seen below.
The former WWE Universal Champion Finn Balor was one of the active WWE stars that did not compete in the 2022 men’s Royal Rumble match, which was won by Brock Lesnar after he dropped the WWE title against Bobby Lashley. It has been quite shocking for the fans to see the absence of ‘The Prince’ from the high-stakes match. It was also noted that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon does not consider him to be a top star anymore and rather made him a mid-carder.
Why Finn Balor was missing from Royal Rumble?
The Twitter account WrestleVotes noted the following in regards to Balor’s absence:
“Confirmed with a source that Finn Balor is not injured in anyway, he is out of the country however. WWE expects him back in plenty of time for WrestleMania.”
Hey Louis, I asked about Cesaro and legit got the idk emoji back. So… 🤷🏻♂️
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) January 30, 2022
Balor last competed on the January 17th 2022 edition of WWE RAW in a losing effort to Austin Theory. During an appearance on the My Love Letter To Wrestling podcast, Finn Balor talked about his transition from the WWE main roster back to NXT in 2019:
“I feel like I got a little bit stale. I was tired. I was exhausted. I was worn out by dealing with the politics, the office, the writers, and everything that goes with it. I just had enough. When I returned to NXT, I really felt like that rejuvenated me in the ring. One thing I felt that helped with all the negative effects of the pandemic was taking the fans out of the equation in wrestling makes you change the cadence and the tempo of the match because you’re not trying to perform for a large audience. You’re literally performing in a one on one environment, and you can really work on the details of the match. You’re not so reliant on hearing the audible response from the crowd.”
We will see what is next for Balor moving forward.