Former WWE Universal Champion Finn Balor was interviewed by “Inside The Ropes” during the WWE’s UK Performance Center launch. Balor talked about two names he’d like to face at WrestleMania, using his platform to influence people to be themselves, and Balor Club For Everyone. Here are the highlights:
Two WrestleMania dream opponents: “Obviously, the kid Finn Balor wants to face the Undertaker,” Balor said. “And obviously time is running out with Undertaker, obviously who knows when his last match is gonna be or what his last match will be. But with what’s on the line with The Beast, [Brock Lesnar], and how long is he gonna be around, we don’t know. Honestly, I’d take either one.”
Using his platform to influence people to be themselves: “I don’t really believe in titles and monikers and stuff like that,” Balor said. “I think influencing people in a positive manner, and that may sound a little corny and cliche, but honestly, something in me changed when I won the universal title.
“Because that was the goal my whole career, was to try to get there and try to win the title. ‘No, you’ll never win the title, you’ll never make it in to WWE, you’ll never be a wrestler, you’ll never be the champion.’ And then finally, all of a sudden, I’m holding the title, and I go, ‘Ah, now I’ve done it. What do I do now?'”
Balor Club For Everyone: “So, I’ve already kinda had that feeling of what it’s like to be champion, and obviously it got snatched away very quickly, but I already made it to the top of the hill,” Balor said.
“So I’m just trying to meander through my professional career and figure out different ways to spread the positive message. And obviously, the ‘Balor Club For Everyone’ is something I’m very passionate about. I think, we as performers need to use our platform for more good as opposed to just ridiculous self arrogance.”
H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions