Finn Balor Claims WWE Raw Star Is “Best Performer On Earth”

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Finn Balor had high praise for one WWE rival.

At the age of 42, Finn Balor has pretty much seen and done it all in the world of pro wrestling. The Irishman initially found success in Europe before making his mark in Japan and eventually heading to WWE.

Another European star who enjoyed his time in Japan is Gunther. The Austrian signed with WWE five years after Balor and impressed in NXT UK and NXT before becoming the longest-reigning Intercontinental Champion in history.

During an appearance on the What’s The Story? podcast, Balor spoke of his admiration of Gunther, admitting he’s one of the few wrestlers in the world that still excites him.

“WALTER, GUNTHER, whatever you wanna call him, in my opinion, is probably the best performer on Earth right now. In my opinion, to watch in the ring. I get so oversaturated seeing so much stuff that I just kinda go “ahh cant be arsed watching this”. I’ve not seen it all, but I’ve seen so much. I’m [almost] 43 now, so it’s like watching wrestling for 35 years, so it’s rare that I go, “Ah, I’m interested in this,” but when WALTER gets in the ring, I’m interested. I want to see everything that he does. There’s no bits where I know what he’s going to do for the next five minutes…”

Balor added that he’d love to get in the ring with Gunther, recalling the match that never was as the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

“That’s one of the few matches in my career that I want to have. We tried to set it up right before COVID in NXT UK, then the world had a different plan for us. Then we went different ways, and now, we’re both heels, so I don’t know how that would work. I’ve expressed my opinion to the office that I would love to get that match, and hopefully, we can get it done in the future.”

Finn Balor Confirms New WWE Contract

During the same interview, Finn Balor confirmed he’d signed a new WWE contract to keep him with the sports entertainment giant for another five years.

The star admitted to questioning whether it was time to move on before agreeing the new deal, but when it came down to it, he wanted to stay with WWE and the company wanted to keep him.

Balor signed with WWE in May 2014 after a title-laden run in NJPW where he also founded the Bullet Club.

H/t to WrestlingNews.Co