Finn Balor is pressing for a match against WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar.
Balor is widely known for his tenure with New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) as Prince Devitt, where he is a three-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion and six-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion. Balor signed with WWE in 2014 and was placed in NXT.
Balor became a one-time NXT Champion with his reign being the longest in the title's history at 292 days (although WWE recognizes it at 293). He was then called up to the main roster and beat Seth Rollins at SummerSlam last year to win the WWE Universal Title. Balor became the first wrestler in WWE history to win a world title in their pay-per-view debut.
This marked the quickest wrestler in WWE history to win a world title at 27 days following his main roster debut by becoming the Universal Title. However, he relinquished the championship a day later due to suffering a legitimate shoulder injury during the match.
Dave Meltzer has reported that Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns still seems to be the plan for Wrestlemania 34 as it has been the long-term plan and has been rumored since around Wrestlemania 33.
The longtime professional wrestling report noted that there were two guys that were rumored for singles matches against Brock earlier in the year. That would be Finn Balor and Seth Rollins.
Meltzer would go on to speculate that Balor could be the next opponent for Lesnar when he returns, which will likely be in January for the Royal Rumble PPV, due to Rollins currently being paired with Dean Ambrose as the Raw Tag Team Champions. Rollins is expected to challenge for the title before WrestleMania 34 takes place next year in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Balor was recently interviewed by Metro to promote WWE 2k18. During the interview, he spoke about his desire to face Brock. Here is what he said:
“For me as a fan growing up I loved David vs Goliath style matches. Right now, there’s a lot of interesting matches that could happen in WWE right now, but for me personally I think that Finn Balor vs Brock Lesnar is the most interesting match from a fans perspective that can happen right now. It’s something that has never happened before, with completely different styles inside and out of the ring. This could be a really big spectacle”
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