Fans of Finn Balor have been underwhelmed with how the Superstar has been used in recent months. Balor has not been used as a main event talent for the most part since returning from a shoulder injury which forced him to vacate the Universal Championship in 2016.
According to a recent report from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, however, Finn is likely in line for a push. “Finn Balor, after being mired in the middle, is about to get a significant push, at least for a little while,” wrote Dave Meltzer.
Balor was victorious over Drew McIntyre at TLC on Sunday. Outside interference from Dolph Ziggler played a role in the outcome, however. Balor then defeated Ziggler on Raw this Monday. A triple threat match between McIntyre, Ziggler, and Balor has been scheduled (i.e taped) for next week.
Finn Balor in WWE
Balor left New Japan Pro Wrestling in 2014 to sign with NXT. At the time, Balor had been wrestling as Prince Devitt and was a founding member of Bullet Club.
He arrived in NXT in 2014 and spent over 2 years in WWE developmental before cracking the main roster. Balor won the NXT Championship by defeating Kevin Owens on a WWE Network special from Japan. He’d continue to hold the title until 2016 when he dropped it to Samoa Joe.