Finn Balor's MITB 2023 Win Could Echo 25-Year-Old WWE Storyline

Anticipating a seismic shift in WWE's landscape at MITB 2023.

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Finn Balor's MITB 2023 Win Could Echo 25-Year-Old WWE Storyline

Wrestling enthusiasts are on the edge of their seats on the path to Money in the Bank 2023 as Finn Balor is slated to go toe-to-toe with Seth Rollins again. This rivalry, which began with their first faceoff at SummerSlam 2016, has seen numerous heated clashes, but the upcoming bout is shaping up to be their most consequential in nearly a decade.

With the World Heavyweight Championship hanging in the balance, a potential win for Balor could catalyze revisiting an iconic storyline from 25 years ago — the nWo-Wolfpac split in WCW. This captivating narrative unfolded in 1998, when Kevin Nash decided to sever his association with Hulk Hogan, leading to a rift in the nWo that resulted in two separate factions.

One memorable aspect of this story was the competition between the nWo and the Wolfpac to recruit the legendary Sting. Given recent developments, the WWE could set the stage for a similar power struggle. For months, there has been a subtle indication of growing tension between Damian Priest and Finn Balor within their group, The Judgment Day.

Despite Rhea Ripley's role as the enforcer and a key player, she has yet to step into a clear leadership position, leaving the spot informally occupied by Balor.

Balor's Win: Catalyst for Division

If Balor were to secure the World Heavyweight Championship, this would solidify his status as the top star in RAW, indisputably, within The Judgment Day.

His elevated stature could further strain his relationship with Priest, paving the way for a dramatic division within the faction. There is, however, a significant desire among fans for The Judgment Day to remain united, especially considering the group's stellar performance on RAW since its inception in 2022.

On another note, the impending clash with Rollins has revealed a more ruthless side to Balor. As they prepare to fight for the World Heavyweight Title, echoes of their dramatic bout from SummerSlam 2016 reverberate. Despite enduring a severe assault from Balor, Rollins seems to welcome this fiercer version of his opponent.

Indeed, Balor's dominant and relentless approach has been on full display, as seen in his swift victory over Carmelo Hayes in a recent episode of RAW. In the end, it's safe to say that Balor's campaign for the World Heavyweight Championship at Money in the Bank 2023 is more than just a title chase — it's a potential turning point in the dynamics of The Judgment Day and a chance to revive an enduring storyline from the annals of wrestling history.

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