Even though he has been a good guy for most of his WWE career, Finn Balor feels he was born to be a bad guy in pro wrestling.
It’s just been just over nine years since Finn Balor started in WWE after a successful run leading the Bullet Club as Prince Devitt in New Japan Pro Wrestling. For most of his career before he was in WWE, he was one of the biggest villains in pro wrestling.
When Finn Balor started in WWE, he became one of the most popular acts on the NXT brand thanks to his incredible entrance and talents in the ring. Balor’s “Demon” persona also made him popular with the fans because of how cool and different it was.
For the past year, Finn Balor has been one of the top heels in WWE as part of The Judgment Day with Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley, Damian Priest, and Dominik Mysterio. That foursome gets a lot of screen time on Raw every week and main event the show often.
At today’s Money in the Bank Premium Live Event, Balor’s role as a top heel in WWE will see him challenge the babyface World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins in what has become a very personal rivalry due to repeated cheap attacks coming from Balor.
Wrestling fans know that a good guy is known as a babyface (or a face) and a bad guy is known as a heel. They aren’t terms that are commonly used on actual WWE programs, but Finn Balor recently spoke about his enjoyment of being a heel.
During an interview on WWE’s After The Bell podcast with Corey Graves and Kevin Patrick, Finn Balor spoke about how he always thought of himself as a heel, but WWE are the ones that have used him more as a face for most of his career.
“Really, this has been the goal, since I first put on a pair of wrestling boots, you know, I was born to be a heel. And you know, when I started this, you know, at 18 years old, I was, you know, I was a heel for years upon years. And it wasn’t until I came to NXT in my first run that I started to learn or to be thought how to be a babyface.”
“And it was something that was kind of very much a WWE directive, that that’s how they saw me. But that’s not really how I see myself. So it’s been very much an exploratory couple months for me and kind of getting back to what I feel I do best, or at least what makes me happiest in the ring. I don’t know if it’s what I actually do best, but it’s what I enjoy the most. So I have really thrived personally, in the last couple of months.”
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