In a recent interview with 'BT Sport', Finn Bálor revealed that he had a conversation with Vince McMahon shortly before his heel turn last year. On June 6, 2022, Edge announced that Bálor was the newest member of Judgment Day.
Shortly thereafter, the faction had turned against Edge himself by kicking him out. Things have changed a lot since then and even Dominik Mysterio joined the group. Finn is now an expert wrestler and seems to have all it takes to become a global icon.
In addition to being the first Universal Champion in the history of the company, 'The Prince' has won the Intercontinental title a couple of times during his career on the main roster. He also held the NXT Championship for a total of 504 days, setting a new record for longevity.
Backstage news on Finn Balor
Finn Bálor confided that he never even saw a replay of his turn heel on Raw: “Actually, I never watched that segment again. I just remember walking into Vince McMahon's office around 7:55 and he already understood that I wanted to ask him for advice on how to handle that turn heel.
Vince reassured me and advised me to be myself, no frills. That brief conversation with McMahon calmed me down and I stepped into the ring very confidently within my means." In the same interview, Finn wanted to praise Dominik Mysterio: “From my point of view, Dominik Mysterio has already exceeded everyone's expectations.
He has proven he can be believable as both a babyface and a heel. He has a very bright future ahead of him, I'm sure. Besides, his genes don't lie. I have no doubt that he will be able to step out of his father Rey's shadow." WWE is finalizing the final details ahead of the Royal Rumble, the first major PPV of 2023, which will take place on Saturday, January 28 in San Antonio.
There are all the ingredients to attend a memorable show. Speaking on Ryan Satin’s Out of Character podcast, Balor made it clear that he sees his long-term future on RAW and SmackDown: “Absolutely, absolutely,” he said.
“I grew up as a wrestling fan watching WWE, and that’s essentially where I want to be performing. I feel like in my last run there I wasn’t doing myself justice and needed to change something. The change was NXT and I needed to figure out who I was again, and I managed to do that to some level, and I am definitely hopeful that a return to RAW or SmackDown will happen in the future”.