Finn Balor has made quite the impact since making his main roster debut, pinning Rusev and Roman Reigns in one night, and is now scheduled to face Seth Rollins at this year’s SummerSlam.
Rumours suggest Balor is the favourite to defeat Rollins, and will walk out as the new Universal Champion; a decision said to be made by Vince McMahon.
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DailyWrestlingNews.com are reporting that the reason Balor is achieving so much success so quickly, is because Vince wants to have Balor replace Roman Reigns as the top dog in the WWE.
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They’re claiming that Vince actually wanted Balor to move to the main roster last summer. However, with injuries to high-profile NXT stars in Sami Zayn and Hideo Itami, Kevin Owens was sent to the main roster, while Balor continued stayed put, something Triple H wanted, and Vince reluctantly agreed.
It seems like it’s worked out well for everyone with The Game happy that his project is going over, and in turn, it makes NXT look a lot better.
However, it doesn’t seem to be working out for Reigns.
Both McMahon and Triple H want to use Balor as much as possible, especially now that he’s 35-years-old and still has plenty to offer. Despite this decision, the original plan was to have Reigns battle Rollins for the Universal Championship.
The anti-doping violation and suspension seem to have triggered the change of plans. Despite this, the plan for Battleground was always going to be Ambrose pinning Reigns so he’d keep hold of the WWE Championship.
However, the decision to have Balor defeat Reigns was made last Monday with the drama surrounding Reigns playing a vital part in his downfall.
Vince was said to be souring on Reigns a little before the news broke regarding his suspension. They’re also claiming that Vince was open to seeing if others could get over better than Reigns with the fans and become the new candidate as the top guy in the company, Balor seems to have filled that void.
As Vince is impressed with Balor, he made him look a lot stronger than was initially planned. The Inquisitr are suggesting that the former NXT Champion was supposed to duck a Superman punch, and beat Reigns via a roll-up to make it seem lucky.
As we all know, Balor managed to hit the Coup de Grace on Reigns to make him look much stronger. The feeling backstage is that the change of finish suggests Vince wants The Demon to replace Reigns as the top face of the company.
He also wants to keep Rollins heel, as he feels he could go down as one of the best bad guys in history.
It seems like Reigns faces an enormous uphill battle to reclaim his spot, starting with a feud with Rusev for the United States Championship.
Did the WWE make the right decision in having Finn Balor replace Roman Reigns? Have your say in the comments section below.