Finn Balor made his return to WWE Monday Night RAW last night suffering a loss to Vince McMahon’s new protege, Austin Theory in the process.
Finn Balor had been absent from WWE TV for the last few weeks, before making his return to the red brand last night.
While it was a huge win for Theory it was also extremely frustrating for Finn Balor who just hasn’t seemed to be able to get rolling since returning to the main roster from NXT.
According to a new report from WrestlingNewsCo there appears to be a good reason for that. It seems as if Balor has now settled into the veteran role, helping other talents get over previously filled by stars such as Jeff Hardy.
“Yea, Finn was moved into the spot that Jeff Hardy had. He’s just there now to help get over the younger guys. There was a pitch to make him heel but that was weeks ago and I haven’t heard much about it since then. Vince never saw Finn as more than just a mid card guy. Heyman would have pushed him to the moon but Vince just never saw it. Austin [Theory] is going to get time to shine in the Rumble match. Last I heard was he will be in the final 4 or 5 at the end of the match.”
It’s safe to say that fans of Finn Balor may not be too happy hearing this. Balor is one of the most over stars in the company to this day, and ever since he was forced to surrender the Universal Championship years back due to injury, fans have been hoping to see him shine once again.
With the Royal Rumble coming up we’ll have to see if Balor can win it all and turn things around.
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