Finn Balor Labels His Demon Persona As A "Crutch"

9/27/2023 1:22 PM

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Finn Balor Labels His Demon Persona As A "Crutch"

Finn Balor Labels His Demon Persona As A "Crutch"

September 27, 2023 1:22 PM
Finn Balor Labels His Demon Persona As A "Crutch"

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The Demon character is one of the more exciting personas that WWE have used over the past decade, but for Finn Balor, he claims it has become a “crutch”. The inaugural Universal Champion would discuss why he has a negative opinion of his own character during an interview on After the Bell:

“It became a crutch. I’ll hold my hand up and say I’m guilty of trying to please too many people and not please myself. The thing with that character, or even a lot of the stuff that I was doing in WWE in general, was a result of trying to please too many people, be it the creative team, the writing team, the merchandise team, the promotions team, the tickets team and not really pleasing myself.”

“When the demon character was conceived in Japan, it was something that didn’t really have a rhyme or reason, but it was just something that I felt I could express myself and mold myself better in the moment when I needed to go into that zone. When you bring it into the WWE Universe, it has to become something or it has to have a reason why this happens, why this transformation happens, and I feel like the more you try and explain something, the less sense that actually makes and the more ridiculous it becomes”.

The Demon persona was last used at WrestleMania 39, when The Demon Balor lost to Edge inside Hell in a Cell. As for the normal version of Balor, he was unsuccessful in his attempts to capture the World Title last night, and it looks like WWE are planting the seeds for an eventual Balor vs. Damian Priest feud.

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