Yesterday we reported the news that emerged from the backstage of the WWE, which would like the Chairman of the federation, Vince McMahon, to have completely lost faith in the character of Finn Balor, considering him a simple mid-carder, like many other colleagues and nothing more.
For years, the WWE patron hasn't looked kindly on the first Universal Champion of Monday Night Raw, with the only supporter who was on The Prince's main roster, at the time of his titled victory, who was Paul Heyman. when the latter headed the Monday Night Raw creative team, with the role of Executive Director.
Apparently, Vince McMahon would see his employee as a simple athlete, very good, but not able to live up to the main event, unlike the various Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins or Brock Lesnar. In all of this, both WWE Universe fans and insiders alike wonder the same thing: "Why didn't WWE release Finn Balor?"
Finn Balor lost in the finals of the King of the Ring tournament
To answer this question, our colleagues from overseas, of the Ringside News site, took care of it, who went to ask it directly to the internal sources with whom they speak weekly within the WWE backstage, with these sources confirming that Vince McMahon doesn't want to push Finn Balor anymore, but at the same time he doesn't want to release him either.
The biggest danger there would be with a release, according to Vince McMahon, is that Finn Balor is now heavily associated with WWE, having been several times NXT champion and also main roster world champion (albeit for less than 24 hours), but if he were to be released, his name would be one of the many "ex-WWE stars who land in the All Elite Wrestling rings", with the mere thought that makes the Chairman of the Stamford company shudder.
Although Balor is not Vince McMahon's favorite athlete, the Irishman's contract would not be very expensive, with his million dollars not weighing too much on the company's coffers and which could therefore be a sum that could be spent on preventing the athlete from landing in the competition rings, damaging the image of WWE once again.
This report may come as a major disappointment to fans of Finn Balor, who seemed to have a WWE rebirth after his successful run in NXT from 2019 to 2021. But upon his return to the main roster, he quickly lost two Universal Championship matches to Roman Reigns.
Balor then lost in the finals of the King of the Ring tournament to Xavier Woods at Crown Jewel and moved to RAW in the WWE Draft. Since then, he has barely garnered any momentum on the red brand, where he's seemingly locked into the mid-card.