Finn Balor is a former 2-time NXT Champion and has competed in numerous top matches since his return to NXT back in 2019. Before that, Balor was working in the main roster for few years, where he was underutilized according to fans. It seems he was very hurt over not competing at WrestleMania 37.

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 and eventually defeated Damian Priest for the WWE United States Championship as well.

While speaking on WWE After The Bell, Finn Balor admitted that it hurt him to watch WrestleMania 37 and not get to compete in it due to him being part of NXT at that time


“You can be jaded in any walk of you life, but when you’re a kid and you watch wrestling and love wrestling. The idea of being involved in WrestleMania is so far-fetched. Every time that WrestleMania comes around, you want to be involved.

Even though I wasn’t involved last year, I watched, and I’ll be honest, it hurt. I just had a killer match with Karrion Kross in NXT and the next day I’m sitting at home on the couch watching WrestleMania. I wasn’t part of the brand, so I shouldn’t have been on the show, but the competitor in me or the person that wants to prove something, it did hurt not being involved. The second night, it did hurt not being involved.

If there’s wrestling on and there are people at it and a ring is set up and everyone is watching on TV, I want to be on that show. It definitely hurt not being involved, even though I wasn’t at all available. I’m super excited and I want to be involved at WrestleMania, whether it’s first night, second night, Axxess, I don’t care. I want to be on there.”

Finn Balor is currently feuding with Damian Priest ever since he defeated Priest for the WWE United States Championship a couple of weeks ago. We will have to wait and see whether Balor will prevail in the end or not.

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