The Demon" Finn Balor, the popular WWE Superstar, has shared that he overcame a grade 2 calf tear to perform at WrestleMania 39, where he faced WWE Hall of Famer Edge inside the brutal Hell In a Cell structure. Balor took to Instagram to reveal the extent of his injury and his remarkable recovery process to make it to the show of shows.
Balor sustained the grade 2 calf tear on the March 10th episode of SmackDown, during a six-man tag team match that saw The Judgment Day triumph over Legado del Fantasma. Despite the severity of his injury, Balor managed to work one more match before WrestleMania, participating in a Battle Royal at the March 12th live event at the iconic Madison Square Garden.
Balor's Remarkable Injury Recovery
Under normal circumstances, the recovery time for such an injury would be between 6 to 8 weeks. However, Balor defied the odds and got back in the ring just in time for WrestleMania with the assistance of WWE medical professionals.
The WWE medical team "threw the kitchen sink" at the injury, employing a combination of careful planning, intensive rehab sessions, and sheer determination to get Balor ready for the Hell In a Cell match. Balor's Instagram post included a quote from his wife, who said, "This injury has been the Demon of your career, and you need to overcome this Demon to release YOUR DEMON at WrestleMania." Balor also took the opportunity to thank the WWE medical team for their incredible work, especially CJ, who did not take a single day off for three weeks.
He also thanked Dr. Holmes and ATHLEAN-X for their support during his recovery. The fact that Balor performed his Coup de Grace finisher from the top of the Hell In a Cell structure, despite his recent injury, is a testament to his incredible resilience and dedication to his craft.
Balor's performance at WrestleMania 39 is even more impressive, considering the deep cut he suffered during the match. Ringside doctors had to staple the wound closed, causing a brief delay in the contest. After the match, Balor required 14 staples to keep the damage closed.
Finn Balor's journey to WrestleMania 39, overcoming a severe calf injury and enduring a brutal Hell In a Cell match, is a remarkable story of perseverance and commitment to the sport of professional wrestling. As fans celebrate Balor's achievements, his tale is an inspiring example of the indomitable spirit of WWE Superstars who defy the odds to perform at the highest level for their fans.