WWE pulled a swerve last night on RAW when they made Finn Balor the new leader of Judgment Day. Balor, Rhea Ripley and Damian Priest assaulted Edge after Priest knocked him out cold with a clothesline.

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It was previously reported that Cody Rhodes’ injury played a major role in WWE’s decisions to put Balor in-charge of the stable. Per Fightful’s paywall, WWE originally had a different supernatural pitch for Judgment Day and the Rated R Superstar was opposed to it.

WWE had mentioned taking Judgment Day a “supernatural” route, which Edge was said to have been opposed to. Word started to emerge in the afternoon hours ahead of WWE Raw that a big shift involving Finn Balor and Edge was set to happen.

Although that was firmly set on Monday, the pitch to have Balor as a member of Judgment Day came well before that. Fightful sources had indicated to us the week prior that Balor was set to turn heel and join the group days before Hell in a Cell. However, there was no mention at that point of Edge leaving the group.

Giving Balor the reigns definitely adds a fresh layer to his character, which had grown stale. We’ll have to wait and see what’s next for Edge now that he’s back to being a babyface.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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