Finn Balor is a former 2-time NXT Champion and has competed in high profile matches since his return to NXT back in 2019. Before that, Balor was working in the main roster for few years, where he was not utilized well. It seems WWE was criticized for how they handled Finn Balor’s latest title win as well.

Finn Balor was called up to Friday Night Smackdown last year after his second run in NXT was over. He would go on to feud with Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship and failed to beat the Tribal Chief on both occasions.

Finn Balor was then drafted to Monday Night RAW as part of last year’s WWE Draft. After a brief hiatus, Finn Balor returned last week and set his sights on Damian Priest’s WWE United States Championship.

As seen on this week’s episode of Monday Night RAW, Finn Balor defeated Damian Priest to win the WWE United States Championship. However, Damian Priest immediately attacked Balor after his win, turning heel in the process.


While speaking on Legion of RAW, Vince Russo criticized WWE for how they handled Finn Balor’s booking, especially not letting him have his moment after winning the title.

Honestly, here is what is worse than anything else, and again I’m sitting in a writer’s chair. They haven’t done crap all with Finn Balor for how long? He finally wins a title on television and rather than give the guy his moment for this week, you totally take it all away by having Priest attack him. What are you thinking? You have done nothing with Balor. In order to re-establish him and get him over as a babyface, you let him have his moment here. You want to get the heat, you get it next week. You don’t let him win the title and then just take it right away. All of this is Wrestling 101.”

We will have to wait and see how Finn Balor will be booked as the WWE United States Champion as a feud with Damian Priest is likely to lead to a WrestleMania 38 match.

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