Xavier Woods vs. Finn Balor in the King of the Ring Tournament Finals will take place at Thursday’s Crown Jewel pay-per-view event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia at the Mohammed Abdu Arena.
While appearing on today’s episode of WWE’s The Bump, Balor stated that he’s fine with fans wanting to see Woods win the tournament, but is still planning on winning it.
“No, it doesn’t bother me at al. Of course, it’s a big deal for Woods, and it’s a big deal for me, too. It should be; it’s the King of the Ring. It’s a tournament that’s hugely prestigious in the history of WWE. It was probably one of the turning points of Stone Cold Steve Austin’s career. It sent him off with incredible momentum, and that’s what I hope to do tomorrow before I switch to the Raw brand.”
Balor then recalled a time where he beat Woods in a Raw dark match while he was still NXT Champion.
“Let me tell you this story. I’m the NXT Champion. I’m at Raw because we’re going on a European tour the next day. And I’m going to represent NXT. I’m sitting in the locker room, in my biz-cas (business casual attire), and it’s 7:20, and they need a dark match to go on at 7:40. Somebody comes into the locker room and says, ‘Hey, Finn, you’re up at 7:40. You’ve got a dark match.’ I think it’s a joke, so I throw my gear on. I don’t even tie my laces. I say I’m going to play along with this little rib that they’re playing on me. When I got to Gorilla, my music started playing, and Woods was there. They were like, ‘Oh, yeah, you’re wrestling Woods.’ Who won in three minutes? Finn Balor.”
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