Finn Balor is a former 2-time NXT Champion and was truly one of the most significant names in NXT. The allure of his ‘Demon’ character continues to be a well-discussed topic even now and it appears Road Dogg explained why WWE uses that gimmick.

Finn Balor’s Demon character is also a fan-favorite in the company and every time he came out to the ring as that character, fans immediately took him more seriously for good reason.

For the most part, Demon Balor was undefeated in singles competition, but that all changed after he was defeated by Roman Reigns back in 2021. Afterwards, he also lost to Edge despite being Demon Balor.

While speaking on his Oh You Didn’t Know podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Road Dogg talked about Finn Balor’s Demon gimmick. Dogg explained that WWE decides to “break out The Demon” gimmick when it appears that he is winning.


“I love it, I just think once you beat “The Demon” he’s done. I feel like you break out “The Demon” when you know you’re going over, do you know what I mean? I think that’s from a booking standpoint too, because I think once “The Demon” loses you go, ‘Oh, so he’s not special,’ do you know what I mean. So, he’s not otherworldly and part of you that we don’t normally see, because look, is it real or is it not?”

Even Finn Balor admitted that his Demon gimmick became clutch in WWE. We will have to wait and see whether the gimmicks will return one day.

What’s your view on this story? Did you like Finn Balor’s Demon gimmick? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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