WWE is going extreme these days, and while those days are behind us, it’s time to find the next jewel for the crown, before we can find a survivor. It may seem like a riddle to a lot, but this is exactly Finn Balor’s story.
Finn Balor was the inaugural Universal Champion at SummerSlam in 2016. He had to relinquish the title the following night on Raw due to an injury. It took him another two and a half years before he could challenge for the championship.
WWE Royal Rumble 2019 was the event where he faced Brock Lesnar in a losing effort. He moved to NXT and then found himself on the receiving end of another loss, this time through Roman Reigns, at the 2021 WWE Extreme Rules event.
Balor has been a survivor all through the journey. We say this as the top rope broke when he was about to hit his finishing move, the Coup de Grace. Speaking to Josh Martinez on Superstar Crossover, Finn Balor expressed how he felt after it happened.
I feel like it’s just been left open-ended, and the finish hasn’t been addressed. There was an idea to go a different direction, but then Brock returned, and the direction changed. So that’s something you have to kind of come to terms with and understand in WWE that, there’s always going to be — if one piece of the jigsaw changes, the whole landscape changes. If someone gets hurt, or someone returns, there’s always going to be different ideas and plans in place.
So you just got to be able to adapt to the ever-evolving situation. That’s what we have to do but I feel like the finish of that match has definitely caused some watercooler talk, so to speak, and the fact that we’re still talking about it a year later, is evidence of that, and I feel like in the next couple of months, we should really revisit that and address what happened that night.
Finn now has a group to take care of The Bloodline, should the situation arise. The bigger factor is that Finn is on Raw, while Roman is on SmackDown. The two can come face to face at Survivor Series, and the company must plan something around it.
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