Finn Balor is a former 2-time NXT Champion and was truly one of the most significant names in NXT. However, neither of his main roster runs proved to be memorable at all. That said, it appears Balor was hesitant in joining The Judgment Day for a good reason.

For the majority of his time in WWE, Finn Balor has been a babyface and not a heel. Back in June last year, Finn Balor joined Judgement Day and ended up taking over the faction. They all kicked out Edge and shocked fans.

During his time in NJPW, Finn Balor was known as Prince Devitt and founded The Bullet Club as its leader. The faction is still going strong today and Balor continues to be credited for the faction’s initial success.

While speaking a new interview with Sports Illustrated, Finn Balor talked about being hesitant in joining The Judgment Day due to the inevitable comparisons to The Bullet Club.


Having had success with Bullet Club, I knew there was going to be comparisons made had I been involved in another group, so I was always reluctant to go that direction,” says Balor. “However, when the chance to work with Damian was presented, I didn’t hesitate for a second. Damian and I have always had a very good relationship since we met at NXT, and I felt that this group could be something completely different.

For me personally, I was at a point in my career where I knew that something had to change. So the timing of this was perfect, and very similar to my NJPW turn. Finally, I could channel my real frustrations I was feeling into the character, and I had no doubt that this was the right move.”

WWE also has major plans for Seth Rollins and Finn Balor at SummerSlam. Regardless, we will have to wait and see whether the Judgment Day member will pull off a major upset and beat Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

What’s your view on what Finn Balor said? Do you think he benefitted from joining The Judgment Day? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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