This past weekend has seen Finn Balor go through a broader range of emotions than anyone ever thought could be possible.
The Demon King marked his WWE pay-per-view debut by winning his first title, becoming the inaugural Universal Champion, in front of his family and friends who he flew over to see him become the champ.
Then, 24 hours later, Balor's heart must have dropped completely when he was told that he would have to vacate the title due to injury. That is a brutal gut punch, which gets even worse when you reveal what Balor's plans for the title were.
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According to a report from respected wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, via NoDQ, Finn Balor was expected to keep the Universal Championship for a while.
Just a warning for all the Kevin Owens fans out there, your guy would've been a serious main event player.
"WWE originally planned for Finn Balor to defend the Universal Title against Kevin Owens at the Night of Champions PPV on September 25th," Meltzer wrote.
That wouldn't have been the end of things, with Owens getting another shot at Hell in a Cell, with Chris Jericho also added to the match.
"Chris Jericho had been planned to be added to the storyline leading to a triple threat match at the Hell in a Cell PPV on October 30th."
During this period, both Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns would have been kept away from the title scene, with Reigns staying in that feud he was having with Rusev to try and get the stout Samoan over with the fans. Good luck with that.
We will have to wait and see what happens with the title now. Owens being the fatal four-way is a good start, though.