Finn Balor was not involved with last years Wrestlemania. This was largely down to the fact he was in the midst of a NXT run, involved in a main event program with Karrion Kross
Finn Balor recently spoke with Corey Graves on the After The Bell Podcast about being hurt by not being involved in last years “show of shows”
“You can be jaded in any walk of you life, but when you’re a kid and you watch wrestling and love wrestling. The idea of being involved in WrestleMania is so far-fetched. Every time that WrestleMania comes around, you want to be involved.
Even though I wasn’t involved last year, I watched, and I’ll be honest, it hurt. I just had a killer match with Karrion Kross in NXT and the next day I’m sitting at home on the couch watching WrestleMania. I wasn’t part of the brand, so I shouldn’t have been on the show, but the competitor in me or the person that wants to prove something, it did hurt not being involved. The second night, it did hurt not being involved.
If there’s wrestling on and there are people at it and a ring is set up and everyone is watching on TV, I want to be on that show. It definitely hurt not being involved, even though I wasn’t at all available. I’m super excited and I want to be involved at WrestleMania, whether it’s first night, second night, Axxess, I don’t care. I want to be on there,”– Finn Balor
Finn Balor is the current WWE United States Champion and tied up in a feud with former champion, Damian Priest. One would be fair to assume that Finn Balor will be on the Wrestlemania 38 card in a match vs Priest for the title.
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