Finn Balor is a former 2-time NXT Champion and has been with the company for a very long time now. He has seen astonishing highs but also terrible lows and he has now revealed the lowest point of his career.

The Judgment Day faction has seen significant changes since its formation. Initially led by Edge, who brought in Damian Priest and Rhea Ripley, the group shifted dramatically when Finn Balor turned heel. Then they removed Edge and welcomed Dominik Mysterio. Many fans agree that Balor’s career has flourished thanks to his association with The Judgment Day.

While speaking on What’s The Story, Finn Balor shared that the period leading up to his heel turn was one of the lowest points in his career. He revealed that the two months before he turned heel were particularly challenging, as he felt a lack of personal investment in his work. Balor found himself merely going through the motions, often losing matches and repeating the same routines. Despite feeling he had more to give, he was stuck in a monotonous cycle.

Balor explained that several factors contributed to this low point, including the COVID-19 pandemic, which disrupted his green card process. This complication forced him to return to Ireland for two months just before WrestleMania, causing him to miss crucial buildup to the event and further diminishing his enthusiasm.


“I haven’t said this publicly, ever, but the two months before I turned heel was probably the lowest I’d been in my career with respect to investment level, the personal investment. I was just showing up. I was going, ‘Yeah, who do you want me to lose to today?’ It was just kind of the same sh*t that I’d been doing over and over again, and I was doing the same act for so long, and I just felt like I had so much more to give. But it wasn’t anyone’s fault. There were a lot of factors that led to this. One of them was COVID because COVID meant that my green card process got all f*cked up, and then, because of that, I had to go home to Ireland for two months right before WrestleMania, so then I was kind of out of the buildup to WrestleMania.”

Finn Balor recalled being left off the WrestleMania card because he returned right before the event, leading to self-doubt. His hiatus to sort out his work visa took longer than expected due to the pandemic backlog.

 “We’re just throwing sh*t at the wall, and it was kind of Edge who was the one who said, ‘No, I want this guy. This guy—we’re not using him enough. I want him in Judgment Day,’ and that’s kind of where things started to turn, and then we went with the story of putting me and AJ (Styles) and Liv (Morgan) together as a little kind of faction just so I had someone to turn on. That was literally set up just for me to turn, and originally, I was supposed to turn on AJ, but then it all changed. I turned on Edge because I think someone got injured, and they needed to turn Edge back babyface or something like that. One domino falls, the whole stack goes.”

Finn Balor is currently one half of the WWE Tag Team Champions alongside JD McDonagh and he couldn’t be happier about his current position and that’s all that matters to him right now.

What do you think of what Finn Balor had to say about his career plights in the future? Do you feel his current run is the best in his career? Let us know in the comments section below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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