WWE has a lot of plans on the road to WrestleMania, and there are a lot of things in the pipeline. Triple H has only scratched the surfaces regarding the creative potential on his roster. It turns out that the company had a scrap one set of plans that would have excited a lot of longtime fans.

It was previously reported that WWE nixed plans for the Demon King’s return. He was supposed to have a Hell in a Cell match at the Royal Rumble, but that couldn’t happen. Edge couldn’t be around for the build, because he was filming that Percy Jackson Disney+ show.

Sean Sapp of Fightful Select reported that there was a lot more to that story.

Based on internal plans, not only was Edge vs. Finn Balor listed as a Hell in a Cell match for WWE Royal Rumble, but the Demon version of Finn Balor was slated to perform. Balor has used the persona seven times in WWE on the main roster, last appearing at WWE Extreme Rules in a loss to WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns. It became a Summerslam staple for a few years, but has never been uncorked at a Royal Rumble.


Some that we spoke to felt as if the Demon persona didn’t fit during the current iteration of Judgment Day, and were against it in this situation. While others felt like that match would have needed the extra buzz of it returning.

Ringside News exclusively reported that Hell in a Cell match was always the plan for WrestleMania. It was confirmed to us that “Hell in a Cell was always planned for WrestleMania.” At this point, it is uncertain if they will still have that match, but it was in the planning stages.

We will have to see if and when the Demon King returns to WWE television. The Judgment Day seems to be doing fine and going strong. After all, Finn Balor’s current incarnation is doing his thing, but it’s nice to know that they have that option.

What’s your take on this situation with the Demon King? Sound off in the comments!

Felix Upton

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