Finn Balor is considered to be a veteran in the pro-wrestling industry. He’s been around here for 16 years. The Irishmen earned a name for himself with his demon persona before coming to the WWE. The hype around him just got bigger ever since he signed with WWE. He debuted on WWE’s developmental brand back in 2014 to become the franchise player and the longest reigning NXT champion.
After the completion of his NXT stint, he made it to the main roster during the WWE Draft 2016. Fans’ demand made him the overall number 5 draft pick on Raw. The push for him seemed limitless since he was chosen the first ever WWE Universal Champion. At last year’s Summerslam he defeated Seth Rollins to earn the accolade under his belt.
But, since then, he just could not pick up the momentum due to injuries. He was forced to relinquish the Universal title due to shoulder dislocation. This shelved him from in-ring competition for over six months. He made his return on the post-Wrestlemania 33 episode of Raw.
Last week, he competed in his first singles televised match where he received another concussion at the hands of Jinder Mahal. As reported previously, he has suffered a head concussion that will sideline him for another month, supposedly.
Finn Balor was said to be the next top guy in the Raw roster due to his popularity among the audience. So, a push around him was evident. But, the latest report from Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Newsletter stated that owing to his injuries, he might be stopped getting pushes.
Meltzer speculated that Balor has already got the list of players who are ‘injury-prone’. With Vince McMahon considering him like this, there’s no way that he is getting a push in the near future. The creative might have this in their mind, previously. It is the supposed reason that he was not pushed into the championship picture upon return. Fans always wanted to see the Brock Lesnar vs. Finn Balor feud for the post-Wrestlemania season.
Here are the excerpts from Meltzer’s report:
“(Finn Balor) showed up and he had the shoulder surgery, and then in his second TV match back he gets hurt again, so it’s like…I hope he doesn’t get hurt one more time because you don’t wanna have that thing in Vince’s head that you’re injury prone. It doesn’t kill you because Vince has that thing in his head about other people and they still get pushed to a degree. But it does temper him from going all the way with somebody.”