Rising WWE superstar Finn Balor is finally getting back to wrestling action, and WWE fans couldn't be happier he's lacing them up again.
Balor is stepping into the ring during WWE Live events over the weekend, joining an interesting card that also features Triple H making a return.
He's scheduled for shows in Buffalo, New York and Toronto. Balor tweeted "back to work" and you could almost hear the crowd cheering from social media.
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Here's Balor's tweet heading into his weekend of wrestling, featuring a peek at some of the sharp attire he'll have with him when he steps back into the ring for the first time since August:
Fans, of course, lost their minds with one of the biggest draws tweeting hours ahead of his return. Balor's become one of the WWE's best in-ring performers, and his return should be a big boost to the quality of RAW going forward.
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Social media treated the news with some appropriate GIF-age:
And fans were downright losing their minds at the news of The Demon King finally getting back into action. Some couldn't even type words, but only a frantic mashup of letters out of pure excitement:
Balor has been out of action since SummerSlam 2016, suffering a shoulder injury during a match against Seth Rollins. Here's a list of those injuries he tweeted in January:
Considering he was powerbombed into a barricade by Rollins, it's not exactly surprising he suffered such a serious injury. Here's the moment it happened, courtesy of WWE:
That list of injuries is massive, and it's not surprising the WWE hasn't rushed one of their top performers back. Balor appeared on NXT just a few weeks ago to save Shinsuke Nakamura, but the house shows will feature his first full matches since the injury.
The timing fits well for the WWE, who can wrap up stories and angles at WrestleMania before reintroducing Balor into the equation full-time. Considering he's already working shows, there's still time he could be part of WrestleMania 33 with three weeks of build-up.
Balor rose through the ranks quickly in the WWE, impressing the company immediately once he began his run through NXT. He was drafted fifth-overall to the RAW brand in 2016, and was the first WWE Universal champion, going on to defeat Rollins at SummerSlam.
If the WWE is going to put him back on the Universal title track, which would make sense, a path leading him to whoever the winner between Goldberg and Brock Lesnar is makes sense, though we'll have to wait and see what happens if and when Balor returns to RAW.
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