In recent times, Finn Balor's trajectory within the WWE seems to be at a critical juncture. While on one hand, the rising tide of Judgment Day's popularity paints a rosy picture, an undercurrent of tension with co-member Damian Priest, centered around Priest's Money in the Bank briefcase, threatens to destabilize the narrative.
Additionally, Balor's dual attempts to snatch the WWE World Heavyweight Title from Seth Rollins, both at Money in the Bank and again at SummerSlam, unfortunately ended in disappointment. This series of events caught the attention of WWE Hall of Famer, Kurt Angle.
Speaking on his podcast, "The Kurt Angle Show," the celebrated wrestling icon weighed in on the matter. "I had hoped they would confer upon him the World Title," began Angle. "Balor is exceptionally over with the fans, possesses incredible athleticism, and his charisma is undeniable.
If WWE does not chart out a substantial arc for him soon, I wouldn't find it surprising if he contemplated charting waters anew. Though, personally, I wouldn’t wish for that. WWE feels like home for Balor, but they must realize his value and accord him the spotlight he genuinely merits."
Balor's Legacy Before WWE
Angle's sentiments echo the concerns of many fans who believe in Balor's potential.
The grappling world knows that Balor isn't tethered to WWE; as Prince Devitt, he carved a niche for himself in New Japan, being instrumental in the inception of the now-iconic Bullet Club. That was all before he transitioned to Vince McMahon's WWE realm in 2014.
Presently, there's no concrete evidence suggesting that Balor might be mulling an exit. Yet, the wrestling industry is known for its unpredictable twists. With his legacy and caliber, Balor undoubtedly has choices. The ball, it seems, is in WWE's court.
They must decide whether they'll utilize Balor's prowess to its fullest potential or risk letting a gem like him slip through their fingers.
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